I’ve never been one to believe in coincidences. For me, I always believed there was a divine order and reasoning behind every encounter we may have experienced within our life. Now depending on your personal beliefs or faith, you may disagree with me. Either way within each interaction of various experiences, it has prepared us to build our faith in one way or
Think about it. It isn’t until we have over came an unexpected challenge and/or obstacle that forced us to grow, learn and challenged our normal thinking processes. This eventually helps us to make the best decisions
regarding our lives everyday. You maybe wondering where I’m going with this message. To sum it up, it all comes down to where are you willing to
allow your faith to take you?
For instance, when the idea of starting Hey Mz. Lady came about I was driving home from work one day. I had just graduated from college six months ago and due to the great recession of 2008, I wasn’t able to land a job in my field. Growing frustrated everyday, I often found myself thinking how was it possible in doing almost everything right that I wasn’t able to land my dream job in becoming a broadcaster. In my head, I thought I had mastered the art of networking, completed all the great internships and honestly worked my butt off in undergrad just to make sure the inevitable wouldn’t happen to me. Not to mention, I was extremely pissed that my expensive degree could only afford me two jobs in the local malls of my hometown.
My first gig was as a makeup artist. Mind you, I barely wore makeup myself at the time. And my second job was a cashier at Best Buy. Yes, although I wasn’t in my dream job, I still recognized the importance of multiple streams of income and bills still needing to be paid regardless of your career ambitions. Having blown an interview with one of the top news networks in the country, I literally wanted to bury myself from society as a whole leaving no trace for anyone to find me whatsoever. But despite it all, I still hustled and passed out my tv reels to every tv station across the
country determined to land a job in journalism somewhere far away from Chicago.
After a while when I realized I needed a plan B, I returned back to school to get my masters in community counseling. I always wanted to go back to school for it, but definitely not as fast as God intended. So here I was at the age of 22. Working two jobs, putting myself through graduate school, still fighting for my dream in becoming a broadcaster and was in such an emotional rut I literally was just taking things one day at a time.
So getting back to my original story, it was 2009 and I was just getting off work from the makeup gig. While driving home, I could feel God talking specifically to me about a website geared towards women. (Sidenote - I’m really not sure why, but it seems as though me and God have our best conversations in the car for some odd reason. Random, but I thought it was worth sharing!)
Mind you, it didn’t take me by surprise that He wanted me to work with women. I always had a passion for that niche anyway. But what struck me was that He only told me to start the site and that was it. I had no clue what my topics should be, I didn’t know much about blogging and for a person whose a narcissist when it comes to details and order I hadn’t the slightest clue where to begin. It was as though God gave me this project, but none of the instructions on how to put it together correctly. I only knew that this was His plan and He choose me to see it come to pass.
Now as you get to know me you will find that I am a dreamer. And when I dream, I dream Big! So I found myself thinking of ideas of what Hey Mz. Lady could be and how would it reach the masses. After numerous - and I do mean numerous - failed attempts, I began to give up on the idea altogether and believed maybe I just let my imagination get the best of me. But it’s something about God Given anointed treasures, that when you know it’s ordained by Him and given specifically to you, something on the inside of you just won’t allow yourself to walk away so easily. That’s when just taking a leap of faith becomes more important than logic and
You see I didn’t realize that it would take me almost 6 years, 3 failed romantic relationships, 4 jobs, two degrees, being broke and back then still living with my mother, investing more money than I expected - or even had to spend - for Hey Mz. Lady to finally come together. Even though I became frustrated, annoyed and even wanted to quit, it was these steps that lead to Hey Mz.Lady finally launching today. It was these exact interactions that kept building my faith that this could and needed to happen, but only when God said the timing would be right.
When you allow yourself to truly live your journey purposefully and fully you allow God to mold you into the strong, beautiful and more than capable woman you were designed to be. It just requires a little faith.
In finally being able to launch Hey Mz. Lady, which I lovingly call my baby, it is my hope that you become motivated and inspired to get real with yourself in an effort to truly embrace your life’s journey. And although I am a Licensed Professional Counselor let me be first to say that I am in no way traditional in my methods. I love to challenge, be interactive and have fun in the process.
It is truly my desire for Hey Mz. Lady to form as a global support system for we as women to genuinely help each other embrace our life’s journey one stiletto, flat or sneaker at a time! So take a leap of faith with me in where ever you feel God is leading you towards. We all have something to offer the world, but our messages are so unique from one another that only you can bring it into fruition…
I can’t wait for you to share your life’s journey with me and your other fellow Mz. Ladies as well.
As always ladies remember to stay beautiful, blessed and divinely favored!