Today I am reminded of the 22 courageous and vigilant women who founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. a sorority in which I am affiliated with. Today we celebrate 99 years of service, sisterhood and scholarship. As a Delta, but most importantly a child of God I was empowered to start my own business called Styling Purpose in May 2011. This is a wardrobe styling and personal shopping company. Shortly after starting my business I was laid off my job as a General Ledger Accountant for a company I had been with for a couple of years. Tears were shed, fear and doubt appeared, but purpose was knocking at my door. I didn't know then, but my MBA from Florida A&M University would definitely come in handy. When you follow God's purpose for your life, a lot of things don't make sense.
I had my first fashion show October 1, 2011 at St. Thomas University, some of you reading this post were in attendance and I thank you again for your support. It was through the support of my family and friends that this event was successful. My mom sent e-mails to her close friends, my best friend Victoria hit up everyone in her phone book, my friend April came from Orlando, one of my close friends Dre yielded his expertise at planning and promotions, my friends on fb liked posts and my followers on twitter retweeted my tweets about the fashion show and this was all to support the vision that God had given me. My village of support is so awesome and I love them so much. Know that everyone is not emotionally or spiritually built to go where God is leading you.I have learned through this process that when something is yours, everyone is not going to be supportive, not because they are haters, but solely because it is the vision that God has given to you and He will equip you with the resources that you need in order to fulfill the task at hand.
Everyone's purpose and journey is different. My Bishop told us this past week that God tests those people who He uses. So the pain and sometimes lack of funds...lool is apart of the process. God has connected me with some wonderful people in the fashion industry: Desiree Fleming of Voluptuous You, Racquel of Queen B Accessories and Roots Remix Designs, Sunnie Morrison of First Class Productions to name a few. Styling Purpose will host our second fashion show and mixer, "Fashion - A Love Affair" on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 6-8pm at New Birth Enterprise 8400 N.E. 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33148. Vendor and sponsorship are welcomed. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door and they will be available next week for purchase. For more information contact me at StylingPurpose@yahoo.com.
I ask that you follow me along my journey of PURPOSE. Until the next post! Hebrews 11:6