We’ve all heard the saying “Rome wasn’t built in one night”
My thought process in this brand and blog was, how do I share my story, my journey, while combining my photography with an inspirational boutique? I knew I still wanted to keep my Issa Wrap Inspired Collection, but I also wanted to expand upon it more into an inspirational boutique and not just focus on inspired head wraps.
As we all know, Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is defined as being “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (Pfizer, 2021). I made a commitment to myself that I would honestly do better when it came to my overall health, but as we all know, “Rome wasn’t built in one night”, therefore take your time on this journey. Whatever goals you’re setting and trying to reach, remember it’s not going to happen overnight. That’s why it’s a journey and on this journey, I truly encourage each of you to trust the process and to give yourself the grace you deserve.
Like anything else, it takes consistency, commitment, discipline, and practice. I will be the first to admit that I am not where I want to be physically, I still spend a ton of time glued to my phone, Social Media, playing bingo (spare the judgment LOL), and my devices in general. As a part of my journey, I plan to spend more time meditating, being intentional and present in each moment, incorporating quiet time, and being in better physical shape. In full transparency, in February of 2020, I was hospitalized for 12 days. During that time and even after I was discharged, I lost a total of 13 lbs. It may not mean much to most, but to me, it was a big deal. Now, by all means, that is not how I was trying to lose the weight, but hey it happened and I was happy, however, I did not do what I needed to tone my body and keep the weight off, therefore fast forward 9 months later and while writing this blog post, I am now still trying to lose that same weight all over again. The difference between then and now is my commitment, my will to want to live a healthier lifestyle, with an added bonus of fitting into my wedding dress, LOL. I know I should’ve been completely committed then, being someone who had just gotten out of the hospital and I was for a good 2 months, but then I was ready to get back to the real world and how quickly I forgot to find balance. I credit my motivation to my fiancé’ he is always on me about exercising and eating healthy; mostly paying attention to the foods that we put into our bodies. Stick with me on this journey! The consistency and commitment rest assured, will pay off! You won’t be disappointed. I’m not talking physically, because of course, I am far from a personal trainer or coach, but again just mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Love and Life Friend,