Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Stepping Out on Faith Journey - Journal Entry 2

Me at one of my trunk shows in 08
"What goes up, must come down. Starting a company is a roller-coaster ride like none other. You will feel broken inside and figure it's time to give it all up. That might be quitting yourself, selling the company, taking a weak deal, or even calling it quits on a smaller scale. DON'T. Emotions are fleeting and cloud your judgment." -Excerpt from written by Jason Baptiste

You know its amazing to me how one day you can feel sooo encouraged and positive about the path you are on and the next day feel so hopeless and/or discouraged.  Well I've come to learn in life these moments will always come, especially when you are trying to pursue something.  The enemy will attack so we should just expect it and the first place he usually goes for is our mind. That's why we cant trust our feelings...they are too flighty!  Our job is to fight off those attacks and shoot down those negative thoughts with the word of God and what we know to be true.  There have been so many days when I doubt my work and what I'm capable of doing.  One minute I love something I just made and the longer I sit and look at it, I start second guessing it or myself.  One thing I know for sure is that you have to believe in yourself and your product or no one else will! Even on my bad days when I have negative thoughts, deep down I never completely lose my faith.  I thank God for giving me that foundation.  I often think of successful people like Oprah or Donald Trump...Im sure they have had many discouraging days on the path to get to where they are today.  The difference is they didn't let those moments stop them.  They didn't stay down, they pressed on! And that's what I remind myself of every time I feel discouraged or when nothing seems to be happening despite my efforts....gotta keep pressing!


  1. Keep the faith. You are talented and You have a vision and it shall come to pass! I want the bag you styled in your previous post. I love it, I love them all. Can't wait for mines:).

  2. Thanks so much Tanya! Okay I gotcha down for that one! Its one of my favorites! :)

  3. I can totally relate! Sometime we have to get out of our own heads and out of our way!

  4. I know this was posted almost a year ago but I know God lead me to it. I was just thinking "maybe I should just give up on my business". This was a confirmation to keep going. Thanks for allowing God to use you to share this message.


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