In this inspiration category I am going to write about anything that inspires me. I am going to write these blog posts in hopes of connecting with all of you. I will talk about my life experiences, inspirational people, creative ideas and goals, my family, and relationships. Don’t be shy to ask questions either, I do make #AskArika videos on my channel where I answer questions, and I can also answer questions through writing on here as well!
I come from a family of four, my mother and father, and my older brother who is two years older than me. They are my inspiration, my rock, and are the main reason why I am who I am today.
The funny thing is, I was a spoiled brat, I still am, and I still feel I am the baby of the family, even though now, my brother has a child, and a baby nephew who is only two-months old now is in the picture! lol. But I do work extremely hard, and I always have! In school, work environments, or even hobbies! The crazy thing about me is that whenever I come up with an idea, I always want to execute them right away, which is why I think I always get everything done right away. Even when I was in college and graduate school I would always get things done way before the deadline because I just loved completing tasks. Even if it’s an idea of putting an outfit together, or writing an essay, or even just making arts and crafts. Once I think of that specific idea, I don’t rest on it, I keep it moving!
I never realized why I was so goal-oriented until recently. I knew I always finished everything even if it took me 16 hours. I’ve watched my father and mother work so hard everyday to do everything for my brother and I. I knew I had to work hard to get to where I wanted to be. My brother is an extremely hard worker as well. Growing up, he was the best athlete in high school, and still the most humble, and the kindest heart you will ever find. Even to this day, I don’t even think I am the hardest working one in my family, but I do sure as hell, try to work as hard as I can, to one day be even half the person they all are.
I have encountered many hurdles in my life, especially with my jobs, and relationships. Every job I had in my life, I got either fired from, or hated so much where I would really struggle and cry. I wanted to be a famous actress, TV host, model, or anything that was an “L.A. thing” and my parents supported me financially to try to make it doing that! lol I failed there. Every ex-boyfriend that I had didn’t work out obviously, but I learned so much throughout them all, but I’ll save that for another post. I did the modeling thing, the acting thing, the TV hosting thing, even got my Master’s in Broadcast Journalism to be a News Anchor, but I didn’t pursue that.
But, now I am glad I didn’t. Currently, I am a fashion/lifestyle/beauty blogger, YouTuber, and part-time model (ready to retire, lol). If you guys have ever watched my Draw my life video on YouTube, you might know why I stopped doing the whole “famous” thing, where I was aspiring to be something I really wasn’t. Deep down inside, I truly do feel I am an introvert and a huge nerd who likes girly, glamorous things and I wanted to have a career in something I was passionate in. And my passion is all things Beauty, Fashion, Fitness, Inspiration, & the Glamlife. Hence why I started this blog, and why I wanted to share with you my backstory. As we blog together and advance in this life together, I will share with you more of my life story. This is going to be somewhat of a journal of my thoughts but also a forum where we can all bond and chat, and keep inspiring each other in accomplishing our goals. My goal is to help you, every single one of you. Just like how my mother and father and brother have inspire me to work hard toward what I wanted to do. I truly believe that if you have a strong foundation in yourself, you can make anything happen. Thank you Mom, Dad, and my big brother, I love you. And I love all of you for joining me here on this blog. Let’s keep doing great things to all have a happy, fabulous, #glamlife.
Above is my Draw My Life Video.