Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Unfolding the Vision

Happy New Year friends! I hope the first few days of 2016 have been treating you well. So far I've spent the new year thinking about that one question that we all dread, but seem to get asked more often as we get older - "Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years?" It's crazy how such a deceptively innocent question is so challenging to answer. Part of the reason is because there are so many different directions you can go with it. And to be completely truthful, how you answer depends on who's asking. I can guarantee your mother isn't looking for the same answer as a potential employer. I've decided that this will be the year that I really spend more time developing that five to 10 year vision for myself. This includes everything from the personal to professional. It's important for me to know exactly what I want out of my life, so that I can be intentional in the choices that I make because,

How do you know you're lost, if you don't know where you're going? 

There are many things that I don't have figured out. I mean it's only day five of the new year, but there are many things that I do know I want. I'd like to build this blog into a solid brand, and a community where I can connect with people who share my passion for health, style, and beauty. I plan to be a homeowner. I will have started my own consulting firm. I also plan to meet and work with Michelle Obama.

Don't ask me how - I walk by faith. 

I just admire what she does, who she is, and what she represents to the world. She's a strong, intelligent, charming, and poised black woman, who's a champion for healthy living. What's not to love about her. Funny thing is, last August when I gave a presentation at a health communication conference in Atlanta, a young lady who worked for Let's Move Childcare approached me and asked to feature our program on their website. In my mind, that meant that there was a chance that Michelle Obama read words I wrote! That was all the proof I needed that our paths will cross in due time:) 

So that's part of the vision. The rest is still under construction. Fortunately, I don't have to have it all figured out to start making intentional choices like saving a set percent of my income, networking, and developing a schedule to put out quality blog posts consistently.

Coat, jeans, & scarf: Asos, Shades: Target, Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds 

May prosperity, health, and joy be yours for the taking in 2016!
Love & blessings,
xo Chioma;)

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