The hiatus, transition, & the breakthrough.
As many of you have recently noticed, I haven’t been posting much material on a consistent every-other-day basis as I usually do and I normally don’t get too personal on my blog but I have decided after having a conversation with a friend that I should do a personal post every now and then just so you all kind of know what’s happening in the world of Jasmin Rodriguez.
I am going through what I would call the “Transitional phase”. We all go through this phase once or twice a year where we are totally taken off course from our comfort zone and to a place of the unknown and this is exactly where I am at. I am going through major changes and have made huge breakthroughs with my life and career and am still adjusting to everything.
Regardless of these changes and some unstable aspects of my life, “I know I am in a good place“. I cannot fully express how happy I am and have been in the midst of this craziness. I have had some very special people enter my life and they have made me realize many things about myself and have helped me grow in so many ways. This is what life is about, following your passion, being around people who evoke those amazing traits you have within you, and having knowledge of self. In the words of “Florence and the Machine” in their hit song “Shake it off”..”I’m going to bury that horse in the ground“. I have carried a lot of my stress/regrets/mistakes with me for a very long time allowing it to define me and I have finally rid myself of the burden. I realized how hard I have been on myself for all of these years and now I am seeing that despite my hardships, I kept going, I kept grinding, I kept shinning despite all of the shade that was casted over me. With that said, nothing could stop me then..and nothing is definitely going to stop me now. I can see clearly now that the fog is gone. “It is hard to dance with the devil on your back” but I have finally shaken it off and I feel free and most importantly h a p p y. I have my friends and family to thank for that…and also many of you who still support me today.<3
Lots of great opportunities have been presented to me as of lately and all at once so I am working on a million things whilst still running a shop, blog, and collaborating with brands and events. Oh, and I am moving so that’s a whole other ball game (please don’t ask me where I am moving to lol). In the mix of my 7 day work week I have been trying to balance my time wisely with my friends and family who often feel like I don’t come around enough because I am working all of the time lol. I would say it isn’t an easy situation to be in, however, I cannot complain because great things are happening and I can’t wait to eventually share them with the people I love.
The only problem I really have right now is that this transition is affecting my blog. I haven’t been able to put much material or even create material that is good enough to share with all of you because I’ve been hella busy. I have been packing and grinding like a mad woman. And many of you already know that I don’t half-ass anything. If I ever put something on my blog, I make sure it has substance and is educational or inspirational in some way. Anyway, I am going to be in Vegas for the next few days for Viva Las Vegas so I will be on hiatus from the blog but don’t sweat it…I am going to have killer posts to show you all the minute I get back. I will be working with Stop Staring at VLV and cannot wait to share the experience with you all. I know it is going to be amazing especially because my best friend Derek is going along with his beautiful bella Enchante. We are going to have a blast and I have a bunch of outfits you all won’t want to miss. Thank you all for being the best supporters and I will see you when I get back!