Good Morning Unicorns!
Glad you all were able to wake up and be thankful with me for another day!
It is SHARE-zzzy TIME! This is probably going to be a weekly blog where I share a little about the journey I am taking in becoming my ultimate me. I know we all have our own struggles on different levels but I find it comforting knowing that I am not alone on my path. I love to write and I figure transparency might help bring light to someone else's situation. This is an open space. Judgement free zone.
So to kick things off, just a little about me.
I am Keshia. I am a 29 year old Haitian-American from Boston. With my sisters and mom, I moved to Georgia in the 8th grade with my mom and my sisters. At the time, I hated everything about the South. It was country and slow. You had to walk 30 miles to get to a gas station. AND I could not understand SHIT. When I say SHIT....I MEAN SHIT! I was hard on Georgia and I felt like I had the right. I carried that so called "righteousness" all the way through high school and my entire 20's. Looking back, I feel like I owe a lot of people an apology. They received a version of myself that was crying out for help but did not know what proper way to communicate that. I know I robbed myself of experiences because I was so stuck on not wanting to be here, that I missed out...on being here.
So fast forward, to LeBraun Senior, the push behind the brand. He planted this seed and for that I am indebted to him. He has sacrificed and carried us through some dark days. In no shape is he perfect but he is an amazing man of God and I am grateful. With that being said, you know he gets on my nerves, ha. We also have our ups and downs but the faith, the love, the passion, never wavers.
We miscarried our daughter Autumn in June of 2015. She changed our lives. This is a story for another time...but she is the reason I started this boutique. Nobody tells you about certain hardships in life. So there really is no way to prepare for it...even though it is more common than you think. About a year and a half later, December 11, 2016, Duecey was born. My light through a dark tunnel. I can say I definitely struggled. I felt like I needed more time to mourn Autumn. I was terrified because I thought I was going to raise a son who thought I neglected him. But He was the motivation that I need to self heal and get my shit on track.
So, I stubbled my way into getting my life on track. LeBraun suggested I start a business. He motivated me into finding a niche and putting one foot in front of the other, until I found the self motivation to keep it going.
I am now crawling and feel comfortable enough to try to stand...metaphorically of course. I am fine, in case I lost you with the analogy, ha. But I do feel as if I am waking up from a slumber that almost took me out of the game.
Before I was sitting around, wondering what kind of purpose do I have in life and now I feel like I can do anything but not enough time in the day to get it all done. Right now, I am enjoying my new space and outlook on life. I am not where I want to be and that is ok. Not every day is peaches and cream, which is ok too. I try to laugh, cry, yell, and be thankful every day. This way, I know I lived every day to the fullest. This way, I do not have anything bottle up inside of me to be projected on others. This way, I know I am alive and using every moment for what it is worth. I now find my happiness and harp on that. I am far from perfect...but I am a bad bitch and I will continue moving as such! My business is growing. I have better and bigger ideas to bring to the table. Everything I do is blessed by God and willingly through him, I will be everything I say I am. He has given me the ability to tap into every part of my being to manifest what is rightfully mine. My little angel is sealing the deal for me.
I hope you guys continue to grow with me on this journey!
Write me at AutumnsCornerStore@gmail.com! Let know your stories! I would love to connect and hear about your testimonies!
-Your Fellow Unicorn