No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

BooHoo Blazer | Romwe Skull Shirt | Romwe Multicolor Embroidered Skirt | Forever 21 Thigh High Boots

Zebra Print Scarf (similar) | Romwe Lip Purse

I often sit and wonder,

When will anyone give me a chance?

 

It’s the struggling artist’s favorite question.

When will I FINALLY make it?

If you’re a dreamer, you know exactly what I mean. I’ll write up a blog post the whole time questioning whether it’s worth it, whether anyone is actually reading, and whether it will go viral.

When will I be seen?

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

I was daydreaming one night. Wondering when those companies that you see all over Instagram working with your favorite bloggers would want to work with me! By no means are these fortune-500 companies, but they’re companies that definitely circulate around Instagram. It made me think is NC4OT too young to consider? Is NC4OT too lame? When will I get the opportunity to be a part of the blogger in-crowd? And mind you, I did have a very, SPECIFIC company in mind.

A few minutes later, speak of the devil, I was contacted by that EXACT company. It was weird. Lol a “That’s So Raven” moment.

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities

And I took it as a sign. You’re valuable. You’re just as cool as the cool kids. You CAN sit at the popular table with all the popular bloggers and all the popular IG companies!

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities

But if you’ve ever seen a cliche teen movie, popularity is never what it seems! As soon as I was told the requirements of the collaboration, I was OUT. I no longer wanted to work with the company. What they had in mind didn’t align with my brand.

It just wasn’t me.

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

We all want to be seen. We all want opportunities. And deep down, you may even want to be popular. But that exchange reminded me that popularity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Honestly,

A lost opportunity doesn't mean it's the last opportunity. Click To Tweet

Girl, miss one train – i.e. “opportunity” – and the next is coming in a couple of minutes. I can miss that 9:30 train to class, but there WILL be another one at 9:35, at 9:40, and at 9:45 and I will STILL get to class on time. I may have to haul a little bit more ass to get there lol, but I WILL MAKE IT ON TIME.

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

I was so eager for acknowledgement! And had I not taken a step back and evaluate the deal, I would have agreed to be someone I’m not and promote something I don’t care for. All just to be seen. To be popular.

Now, don’t get me wrong! I’ve always taken my brand very seriously! And I often refuse to work with companies that I feel are not a match or are OVERPRICED. I will NOT have a company DECEIVEEE or SCAM my readers! But I was so excited to work with a “daydream company” that I sat there trying to find a way to weave and intertwine a BAD deal into my GREAT platform.

Ladies,

DO NOT COMPROMISE!

Don’t worry about popularity! Don’t sacrifice your quality! And especially, do NOT undervalue yourself and your worth!

Just remember,

YOU WILL MAKE IT. ON YOUR OWN TIME.  

Even if you have to haul ass and work a little harder to make it to the next train.

Tweet some corny advice!

You may have missed 1 train. You may not know when's the next, but there's always another train to catch! Click To Tweet

No Country For Old Trends | Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

Until next time!


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13 thoughts on “Missed Opportunities ft. Skull Shirt & Embroidered Skirt

  1. This is so true! Thanks for sharing and spreading some truth especially when so many people just want to do anything for popularity.

    1. Thank you for readinggg Denise! It’s so true! It’s just too easy to get sucked up into the numbers game and the fantasy of it all instead of following your own gut. Nothing wrong with turning down a bad opportunity 💪🏾

    1. Yessss! I need to work on my list too! I wasn’t taking myself too seriously when I was daydreaming that night, but now is the time to dream bigger! I’m ready for 2017!

  2. Great post girlie! Reminds me of the fact that a “Good” opportunity does not always equate to a “GOD” opportunity. There have been many times as of recent that I got a chance to have what I thought I wanted, just to realize that it was not all that it was cracked up to be. When we focus on ourselves and doing what we are called to do to the best of our ability, the grass on the other side slowly (but surely) can no longer compare to your blooming garden ❤️

    1. Yessss! Girl you are speakinggg to me! That was beautiful Shanice! Thank you so much for that Word! You’re sooo right! Not all opportunities are blessed ones! It takes a lot of faith and patience but what is truly meant for you, God will always see it through! 👏🏾❤

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