This year has got to be one of the most stressful years of my life. I am not going to lie, it is challenging on all fronts. Maintaining academics, balancing a social life, figuring out college logistics, etc. All of it just makes me want to give up and cry (i.e. the baby lol). But, I am here to tell you don’t give up. Yes, you will get frustrated, tired, and exhausted trying to piece together how you want the rest of your life to be. But, get this, you get to control it! You get to control where you go, what you study, how you want to be perceived in this world. All of it! You are able to choose your destiny and follow your own path. In life we are given multiple do-overs, so please take advantage. It is never too late to apply to a college, trade school, culinary school, design school, cosmetology school or a job. Make your own mark in this world and COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! I know you may feel pressure to go to school when in all actuality, you didn’t enjoy school. Don’t ever do things that you don’t enjoy because you will not be happy. Satisfying other people’s standards of how you should live your life is not living at all. So, if you have other ideas or goals, follow them. Start a business, or clothing line, create an invention, do financial gain seminars. Whatever you do, do something AMAZING! It breaks my heart to see people with so much potential waste it away. All we need are opportunities and resources. So, we must be resourceful and find ways to advance and further our lives. So, please whatever you do, think of the bigger picture because there is truly light at the end of the tunnel. Also, like I always say don’t ever compare your growth to someone else’s. There is no way possible someone else can take the shine that God has imbued within you. Never forget that. I really just wanted to give you guys some encouragement, especially because of the New Year! New opportunities, new chances, new everything. This is a fresh start and the ultimate re-do button so take advantage. I love this blog because I am able to de-stress and still keep in touch with you guys. I am so sorry for being such an absentee. These past couple of weeks have been just a lot, but I have to remember to share with you all because y’all are so important to me. So, my big things coming up really is narrowing down colleges, prom and graduation. I am so excited because I know these events will be incredible. I am ecstatic to delve into the process and I can’t wait for the end result. Just know that the FashunFiend is coming PERIODT lol. Anyways, I did not want to hold you all too long but I just want to let y’all know I love you guys. This blog would be nothing without your input, attention and appreciation. The love and reposts are always appreciated and I am so thankful for all of you. As always, if you have any suggestions/recommendations please feel free to contact me on my “Contact” page. I love you all so much! Thanks for reading!