All My Chips Are In

“Stay away from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase ‘Sky’s the limit” –Biggie Smalls

As you know, on my birthday I put in my 2 weeks at my job. That day I literally sat in my car thinking about what I was going to say for 30 mins smh. It was a mess lol I went in and stumbled all over my words but I finally got it out; “As of today I will be putting in my two weeks and April 24th will be my last day here at ABC 2 News.”

The release of freedom was so real!

See, I feel like people get hung up in making money instead of chasing their dream and using the talent that was placed in us at birth, myself included. I would work 8 hours a day maybe more since I always had a part time, building someone else’s dream. By the time I got home I was too tired to build my own.

In 2014, I thought I found my dream job, that would help me advance my own personal dreams but instead, it turned out to be a very toxic environment. While I was here, I was making the money I wanted and doing what I loved, but I felt I was being taken advantage of and my creativity was being suppressed. The energy around that place was just all bad; there were days I would call out just because I couldn’t walk into that negative space. But I’m not in the business of bashing so I’ll just leave it at that.

A few months after I left that company I started at ABC, and as much as I enjoyed working there, there was still something missing. I wanted my own!

The beginning of 2016, I made the decision to bet on myself and made a vision board, I guess that’s what you can call it. I had several list, one was a list of things I want to accomplish in my lifetime, basically establishing who I am and what I will be. I then created another list for this year and broke the year down into 3 quarters. For each quarter, 4 months each, I wrote down something that I will complete by the end of that quarter. Whether it be a new job, going out more, health tips, whatever I wanted to accomplish in 2016 I wrote it down

This is the last week of April and the end of the first quarter and I have one thing left on the list! (And yes, leaving ABC was on the first quarter list)

On the top of my list was starting my business plan for my own company. For a while I’ve been wanting to start my own production company and I’ve decided to stop being afraid and go for it! I don’t think I will ever love work until I am working for myself! These last couple months have been all about networking and setting up my greatness for the future. So, as crazy as people think I am for leaving the network, ABC, I want to be happy and live in my complete purpose and vibrate on a higher level!

Oh, and don’t worry I do have another job that I started today that gives me a normal schedule and little more freedom to concentrate on my business, and I’m going back to school in the fall.

I’m sure I’ve said this a million times…it doesn’t matter when you start as long as you do! Bet on yourself and go and get your piece of the world!

So, all my chips are in and I’m coming for all, plus more, that this world has to offer!


Until next time cravers





8 Comments Add yours

  1. kelley says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations to you! I also love the detailed vision board; that’s a great idea.

    I was just talking to a friend about this same topic. She said something has to change because she is working three jobs and she’s always on “go,” making more money than ever but still unhappy. But in western culture, we have been conditioned to believe that money is what brings happiness. Money just makes things easier, but fulfilling dreams, being your authentic self and living with purpose is what really defines happiness.

    Thanks for sharing, sis. You are an inspiration.

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    1. Monic says:

      Thank you Queen! It means a lot to hear you say that! But I understand, money is the root of evil and with bills and needing the money to pay for our dreams we get comfortable in just getting a check. I was living that 3 job life at one point and it is tiring. It took me 3 years to get here and there is no looking back! I hope your friend decide’s to just go for it!

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      1. kelley says:

        Me too! I would hate for any of us to look back on life as a waste of time [and talent].

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  2. Tikeetha T says:

    Yes. Get it girl!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monic says:

      Thanks Queen!!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. nosyjosie says:

    I’m so proud of you and happy for you for taking this step! The first step is the biggest one and you can only go up from here. You are absolutely right – we each have an intrinic blessing and at some point it’s time to start putting it to use. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you!


    1. Monic says:

      Thank you Josie! that really means a lot! As nervous as I was about stepping out I knew I was tired of being stagnate and had to push through. I wish more people understood their purpose and stopped letting fear of the unknown overcome them


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