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!



12 Comments on “The hiatus, transition, & the breakthrough.

  1. You keep grinding young lady, I love ya and cant’ wait to read your new venture and good luck with you new place! Hugs,Joy.

  2. Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures, & really appreciated this honest post! Love hearing more about your life and thoughts, Keep grinding girl! You’re so inspiring. Wish you the best in everything you do! 🙂

  3. While I do check your blog everyday hoping to hear something new, I do understand where you are coming from. I know you have been juggling many things and have some projects coming up. I can only wish you all the best on all that is coming your way. I will be very depressed next week knowing that I was unable to join you at Viva this year. I had such a great time last year with you at such an amazing event. I hope you have a blast and can’t wait for it to be over so that I can hear all the great strories and view all your amazing photos of the event. I hope you have a great time with the family and friends while in Vegas. I see great things coming your way. Love ya.

  4. Hey sweets! Good luck with the move and all the good stuff to come, you deserve it! Have a fab time in LV! XXX Suzanne and the Punk Glam Princess

  5. I love you Vintage Vandalizm……. and im not just sayin that cuz youre awesome…. but beause youre pretty awesome, and I find myself in love with how awesome you can be when you spill your awesomeness on here 🙂 I adore how much you speak directly to everyone and even though everyone else prolly thinks your speakin to them, I feel like youre only speakin to me :O)
    drop me a email anytime #dealwithit #sunglasses@night #imwearingacapecuzimfriggincoolerthanDRACULA #igotalimmothattakesairplanefuelandcanfloatlikeaaircraftcarrier #youhaventemailedmeyetimheartbroken #hiFRENCHY:)

  6. Jazmin:
    You’re beautiful, strong, wonderful, fabulous, and amazing in every way. You deserve every single ounce of love and every single blessing that comes your way. Life is hard and it just wouldn’t be life without some bumps in the road, some steep hills to climb, and people that have nothing better to do than make you second guess yourself. Those great moments, those fabulous friends, those standup family members, and those people that appreciate you during those tough times make it all worthwhile in the end. I support you and believe in you. Forever moving forward!

  7. We all go through transition periods and times of serious reflection. You are beautiful, talented and gracious, shake that stress off! Have a great time in Vegas, I so wish I was going!

    Can’t wait to see your photos!

  8. Beautiful post! I really couldn’t have said it better myself! Good luck, have fun, keep workin it, and we’ll catch up wen u can! for now, know that u have my love and support to take with u 🙂

  9. giiiiiirl i feel like this year has been a big transitional phase for alot of us… something in the stars maybe? I felt the same way as u… for a long time.. and have finally started gaining my fotting and my confidence back in the past couple of weeks… cheers to you and I am hoping you are even more blessed in the coming years and I hope u know that u are one of the women who inspired me to buck up, get confident (eff the haters), be myself and GET MINE… xoxo- Candy

  10. Being a woman surely ain’t easy as we juggle so many many things in life but what would the world be like without the backbone of strong, independent, enduring and resilient women like us…those who learn from the good and bad and keep maturing and growing as individuals..Hang in there and stay strong and fly! Peace love and hair grease! smile

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