I have always had this little idea in the back of my mind to start my own business, but my fears of failing and what people would think, along with my bitchy conscience who has a knack for pulverizing my self esteem seemed to always be in the way of my goal. I would forget my plans for months and just go on with my work and school because it was the right thing to do.
For a second I thought I had everything figured out with my career and school. I finally decided I wanted to go into Human Resources and continue with a Master's in Human Resources Management. After a few months in an HR position and halfway through my Master's program, I switched jobs. Don't get me wrong, I like what I do, it just made me question my education path and if I was really doing what I was "supposed to do". Of course this bothered me to the point of nervous breakdowns and constant worry...but what's new? I found myself getting more and more irritated at work and sometimes not even waiting to get home to cry like a baby. I didn't used to always be such an emotional train wreck. I can remember watching the movie Marley and Me and not even feeling an ounce of sadness while everyone else was balling their eyes out. Now I watch an episode of Chopped and cry when the underdog wins $10,000 for making the perfect ice cream.
I finally took a step back and asked myself "What the hell is wrong with me". I was so sick of getting upset only to feel better and then have the same thing happen again a few days later. After years of having this little idea in the back of my mind, I finally decided that I was going to quit being such a baby and do something about it. I probably should have done this a long time ago, but here I am today, starting my very own online/pop-up boutique.
Getting emotional will not do you any good. If you're not happy about something, do something about it. Maybe you're mad at someone, you're not confident with your body, or you don't like your job. Whatever the issue, do something about it. Take a second to calm down and confront the person your're mad at. Create a workout and diet plan to get in shape. Talk to your boss and be open about your job. Some instances are easier to handle, but when life creates a bigger obstacle, take step back and ask yourself, "What can I do that will help this situation". Sometimes a good cry is needed, but when your finished get out of the house, get your nails done, get a massage, go shopping. Whatever your vice, tomorrow is another day and you have the power to control it.