If you know me you know I’m a Jane of many trades most of which I’ve definitely sought to master. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I’ve failed miserably.
Regardless, I love to live my dreams out loud even though some have taken and will take, a little longer than others. If you don’t know me welcome to my world here is a little more insight into who I am and what I do.
I’m Gigi, a blogger from Barbados in the Caribbean and I love street style. I started my first blog The Style Philosophy because I simply loved style and majored in Philosophy in university and voila the name of the blog was born. Prior to the blog I began wardrobe styling and set design and direction on the side
in 2006 while studying Law and Sociology and hopefully that makes me living proof that you can be an academic creative.
Somewhere along the line I got wrapped up in cosmetology and thought I could have a thriving career as a hair stylist and I have been involved in the field for the past 7 years. It’s been great I’ve worked in publishing and film and I have even been blessed enough to host a few shows and events.
I sing as a hobby and it’s a great stress reliever and that’s also part of the reason why I love to blog – I’m passionate about music and blogging and I simply find ways to pursue that which I love.
My passion runs much deeper than the stereotypical “fun” stuff. I also love marketing and neuroscience and hopefully I’ll be able to share some good news about those in due time.
What I’ve learnt thus far in my journey is that we can do it all and possibly even have it all just probably not all at the same time. As you can see from my short life I am multifaceted to say the least and as a result I’ve often been forced to make a choice as it pertains to what I’ve wanted out of life. Consequently, I feel that we are all multifaceted and we deserve to do what truly moves us and to pursue all of our goals head on, if we so desire . My advice is go after what you want with bravery and whatever discernment you can muster up. If indeed there were some things you just did not get then perhaps there was or is something better waiting for you.
Most of all I’ve learnt that it’s okay to redefine yourself because we are constantly evolving. This doesn’t mean we throw loyalty out the window and run off on a whim every single year but it does mean that if you’ve done the same thing for almost a decade or 20 years it’s okay to redefine yourself and take a leap into a new chapter.
Here are 5 tips to get you going if you feel like you have reached the crossroads of redefinition.
●Accept that you have encountered a new season in your journey.
●Take the time to figure out what you truly want to do before mindlessly exiting from your current situation.
●Be honest. Good character is hard to come by and if you can manage to have good ethics they tend to serve you well.
●Don’t burn bridges. Value those who have been a part of your journey and respect them. No man is an island.
●Feel the fear and do it anyway. New chapters are not easy to embark on especially when we consider our responsibilities such as debt or rent or car payments but if we plan ahead and work smart the transition is possible. Be open to change. Fears will always be present when stepping in to the unknown but perhaps that’s what fuels us to move forward. Pretend the fear is adrenaline and let it propel you full speed ahead.
The Creative Team – Khalil Goodman, Israel Mapp and me… Gigi.