I’ve been wanting to share my story but I’ve been having a hard time on where to begin. I want to tell you everything and that made it feel impossible to find a place to start. So I’ll start with my business journey and let it progress from there!
Honestly as you will see through my stories and through me as this journey continues is that it’s been nothing but God!
I’ve allowed myself to believe I can and with the guidance of the holy spirit, my loved ones that have transitioned into holy spirits and the unlimited expansive universe I have been blessed enough to do!
The reason why I put those screenshots with this story is because I remember like yesterday I thought to myself “why am I taking these screenshots?” And I could hear a voice so clear say “because they won’t believe you if you don’t” 👀👉🏾👀👆🏾👀👈🏾👀 (that’s me looking around trying to figure out who was talking to me) so I took the screenshots and I now see how they come full ⭕️
I took these screenshots back in 2018 and as you can see from the date it was December 4th …this is 10 days before I decided to quit my job (just over broke) as my mom would call it 💁🏾♀️ and as you can see with a job that’s just what I was!!!
I was working at a hotel in the laundry department as the supervisor making minimum wage 😩🤦🏾♀️💆🏾♀️🤒
How does that sound?!
I was a supervisor making $13.50/hr
I started off as a housekeeper but quickly got “promoted”😅
I was at this hotel a little over 6 months before I made the big life decision on December 14,2018.
Before I was at this hotel I ran through a few hotel properties in DC and MD. I came back to MD in 2017 after living in NYC for 3 years. My first stop was the La Quinta Inn 👎🏾 I worked here long enough to get one paycheck 😩 after I stopped showing up at this job I ran into another hotel called the DoubleTree 👍🏾 I worked here long enough to get paid consistently and start a romantic relationship with one of my coworkers 👌🏾 after I quit this gig I found myself at a property known as Staybridge Suites 👍🏾 (the thumb is for the guest they made me happy daily I received some of the best tips at this property) after leaving this spot I landed at the place I decided to end it all The Georgetown Inn Hotel 👎🏾!
So what’s that? A total of 4 jobs in 1 year 11 months. 🤷🏽♀️
I kept it consistent though!
I stayed in the same industry. 😅 💁🏾♀️
I can’t be confined!
That’s what I realized when I looked over my job journey one day while redoing my resume.
I hate being in the same situation over and over and over I realized I can pretend for awhile maximum time being 1 year 11 months BUT I will find my escape.
When I found my escape from the “cookie cutter” ideal (go to school/get a career/retire), I started baking my own product and the aroma started bringing people to me.
I understand now why I could never settle or be content with where I was. Each stop on the journey guided me to be where I was suppose to be!
Making up my mind in 2018 was the easy part. I honestly just felt and knew what I was going to do and what I could do so I just left behind what didn’t align with that vision. When I left my job I had under $200 in my main checking account. I went to my job expecting to receive my last check BUT that didn’t happen.
I knew the hours I worked would cover my rent for the next month and I would just be focused on grinding and building my client list so I can pay my other bills.
I will never forget sitting in the lobby of that hotel with tears in my eyes after calming myself down from going off on everyone in the housekeeping management office. I was given excuse after excuse of why they didn’t have my check and I got fed up after awhile and let them have everything I’ve been holding in over those 6 months. I have voice messages from my supervisor begging me to reconsider and stay at the hotel and I told them no! So when this situation happened I let them know this is why I didn’t give it a second thought to leave because their practices and how they handled their employees were terrible! It was nothing more to be said and I was at my breaking point. I honestly felt my next step was to slap someone BUT I didn’t want them to win so I walked away.
I walked into the hotel lobby trying to think of what am I about to do with no money, my rent due and all these other bills that will be coming soon! So I called my grandmother and just told her everything I was feeling.
She always gives me the real advice. As she’s talking to me I remembered I started a Wells Fargo account but I never got a debit card (so out of sight out of mind).
I walked over 30 minutes from that hotel until I reached the Wells Fargo the whole time talking and listening to my grandmother. I also cried during this whole walk.
Once I reached the Wells Fargo I gathered myself enough to hold a conversation with the bank teller. The lady that assisted helped get me in and out with my temporary debit card and I went from “what am I about to do?” with tears running down my face to “ok now I have time to make a plan”.
I didn’t have a lot of money but I had enough.
As I continue to go along and share my stories I will try to find images, writings etc to give you a deeper glimpse into some of these days so you can hopefully get the full picture of these times when you read about them.
During this period of time everything within me was being tested and honestly I’m still being tested. I have learned that I will always have things come to shake up my world and test my faith. Its on me to always put my faith first. If I allow myself to put anything above the belief in myself and the possibility that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me then I will fail.
It wasn’t always like this though. I did NOT always have faith BUT I always had prayer. I would say and write a good prayer but that’s as far as it went. I physically would write it but emotionally and spiritually I was not all in. The belief did not leave the pad the same as it left the pen. I knew where to place the words to make the prayer sound good but I didn’t know where to place my faith. I was all over the place.
It’s been so many twists and turns, ups and downs in my life. It’s been so many moments in my life that I can’t wait to tell you about. I’m working on getting them aligned so I can present them to you. Excuse me if you find me to be all over the place, it’s kind of how my mind operates. From business to personal life I want to expose myself and this journey.
Talk to you soon!