TUNNEL VISION.



The vision is free, the hustle is sold separately.


As I'm writing this I'm sitting alone in a park trying to soak in all the life around me. I've been lacking so much inspiration lately. This happens to me very often. I'll have a few weeks where I'm on fire with my ideas, motivation, everything in life really. Then boom. Suddenly I don't even want to open up my Instagram app, socialize much with anyone, eat healthy, go to the gym, or do anything active really. I take these feelings as a sign that I need some change in my life. I like to take these moments to reconnect with my core. I'll usually go sit down by the water to think and write. I'll write about my hopes, my dreams, my goals, my pain, my to do list for the day or the week, anything really. Sometimes I don't do anything and force myself to truly be in the moment. Listening to the waves crashing or the birds chirping and not worrying about anything in my life is so therapeutic. It's vital for me to refresh my brain and redirect my energy.

There's so much pressure I put on myself to stay active on social media every day. Add that on top of a 9-5 which in reality is a 7-7 including travel time, freelance projects, exercising, sleeping, eating... and yeah it's definitely a lot to balance. I have to remind myself that sometimes it's ok to go on a social media hiatus or even a people hiatus lol. Mental health comes before anything and I need a lot of moments to recharge.


When you want to succeed, you have to see the vision before it's really there. You have to feel your success, you have to hear it, taste it, see it and eventually you'll be able to touch it. You have to keep your eye on the prize and not let anything deter you. You have to wake up every day with a mission to get you one step closer to that goal. It's not easy. If it was, everyone would be doing it. It means crying in your own shoulder and telling yourself "everything is going to be ok" when you're hurt or discouraged. It means congratulating yourself and celebrating your own accomplishments because most people around you wont acknowledge them. It means working harder than everyone around you because you don't want to live a regular life. It means losing people and feeling lost at times. It means being humble because you’re doing this for yourself, not for credit... plus you get used to other people not wanting you to succeed so you learn to keep things to yourself. But most importantly it means picking yourself back up and getting right back on the path you've set for yourself despite all the obstacles presented along the way.




Tunnel vision is the key to success. When you really want to succeed you have to pass up on some sleep, some meals, and some social events to be productive. Well really you have to pass up on A LOT of those. It’s ok to be selfish with your time and energy. What works best for me to accomplish my short term and long term goals is making lists. I literally make lists for EVERY THING from my To-Do list for the day to the things I want to buy, things I need to repair, things I need to remember, places I want to go, my short term goals, long term goals, bills/expenses, etc. Sometimes I write them over and over so they really stick in my head. You have to be annoying with your success. The way I look at it is this: The more you practice your craft (whether you are an artist or a nurse) the better you get. If you put in work every single day you're going to get better faster than you would if you only put in work once a week. Know when your body needs a break, and don't feel bad about it. This is something I always battle with myself. 

Most importantly, work hard in silence. I find that when you put your ideas and your moves out there, someone is always wishing bad upon them or it gets jinxed somehow. Do not compare your journey to others around you, and especially people on social media. Your time will come so long as you work continue to work at it. Figure out your "why" and remind yourself every single day of that reason. Be humble, work hard, and don't give up. 


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 Thanks for reading!

XOXO,
Brittany Jade 

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