I am currently laying here in my bed at 4 something in the morning thinking about the site, the brand and my life. I barely get sleep around this time because this is when my mind races and all of the cool ideas take over my brain. The hardest part about growing and maturing is being HONEST with yourself and admitting that you have some not-so-pleasant stuff that you know you have to change. They say admitting is the first step, right? Picture yourself sitting in a circle with other fly women including myself. This morning we are going to have our first meeting... Think of this like “AA"” but with a twist: We’ll call this “Fashionistas Anonymous”. We will talk about our shopping addictions, love for clothes/shoes and all of our problems in between. I guess I should start since I just created it, right? Okay, here it goes...
My name is Clarissa Forde and consistency has been the hardest thing for me. I’ve started some amazing projects but then I started to slack and not keep up with it as often as I should. I used to blog on here often and that started to slack too. I’m not sure why. I don’t know if it was because of comfortability or lack of motivation... I think it’s because being consistent and having a routine have been the same thing to me and I’ve been against routines since I decided that I wanted to live that blogger/entrepreneur/no9to5 life. I thought that living that life meant no rules and doing whatever the heck I wanted. And it does... well kinda.
Now that I’m 23 and serious about life more than ever before, I realized that consistency is key and it’s the key to life. Being consistent is probably the number one thing you should have perfected if you want to be successful as a business owner or even just as an adult. I think having a boyfriend who doubles as an accountability partner has definitely helped. He plays no games making sure we take pictures before the sun goes down because lighting is important! Creating @TMM.Life has been the ultimate motivation to being consistent and on point. Knowing that I HAVE to post daily started off as a lot of pressure but I started to enjoy it once I saw it grow and turn into something beautiful.
I’m still getting my life together ladies (& gents!) and I have a long way to go; but I’ve made a whole lot of progress and that’s enough to be proud of. Starting today I’ll try to update the site at-LEAST four times a week. I know sometimes it’ll be difficult, but I’m gonna use this to step up my game.
I know I’m not alone here so leave your name below or stay anonymous if you’d like and tell me something that you’ve recently had to be real to yourself about. It’s “Fashionistas Anonymous” so we won’t judge you around here!