Fall nights with a campfire and the love of my life
100% True Story
Lily started school again. She had a great first day & afterwards we enjoyed a family dinner
Cyclone Anaya’s with Sarai
I thought by following this “trend,” I was doing something positive—but I was only hurting myself
And to this day, I see many people following this “trend,” and I hope by sharing my story, I can help at least one person.
Let me explain.
After graduating college, I began to follow a lot of entrepreneurs on social media…
Their posts included “hustle and grind,” “24/7/365,” “sleep is for the weak,” and more.
There was this culture forming online of entrepreneurs working harder than anyone and everyone—nonstop hustle—and there became a sense of pride around putting in the absolute most work
The more I saw posts like this, the more the “entrepreneurial trend of hustle and grind” permeated my self conscious, and while I will never say that hard work was a mistake—
the extremity of the hustle culture is certainly toxic.
I pushed myself towards burnout several times.
I destroyed my mind, body, and soul chasing money, because I felt a certain number would help validate me and my success
Disclaimer: it didn’t
I have started 6 and 7 figure businesses, but at the cost of my mental and physical health
and it took getting to this point to realize that without health, one has nothing
so I took a step back and have begun to build a balanced business, one around my life and family, one that I can take breaks from when needed, and one that I’m so passionate about that it truly doesn’t even feel like work
First Starbucks in YEARS—
Brunch with Yasmeen at Black Walnut Cafe
Noah’s 4th birthday party!
La Pasha with Brittanye
I hit 60k on Instagram after dealing with a year or two of literally no growth…
But I’m honestly really proud of myself for not giving up despite the difficulties
And now, I’ve had 7 (almost 10) Instagram Reels hit over a million views within a month
It’s honestly so surreal, and I’m so grateful for each and every person that follows my account