I can’t believe it’s 2022. It just sounds so futuristic. It makes me think of the times I would watch movies when I was younger. Cars were flying, robots were serving food, microchips were being implants and the time was 2022. It seems so crazy and far away at the time. Now that the year has finally arrived, it just sounds so crazy to say it aloud…2022!
Between COVID, politics, racial tensions, unemployment and beyond…these last two years have been quite eventful. And now with 2022s arrival, I decided to sit down, take a breath, and assess what I’ve actually learned this past year.
Want to hear it?! Well, here it goes…
#1. Mama Bear don’t play that shit.
Let me preface this by saying that I’ve always kind of been one to say what’s on my mind. But with that, I would always fall back off of expressing certain feelings because I didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. Since having my son, I’ve found that I don’t give a damn if the feathers get ruffled so much that they fall on the floor and wither away. This past year, I’ve been tested so much by people who tried to talk to me with disrespect and/or treat me with disrespect. Particularly family members. It’s funny how people treat you when they think they can get away with it. Then they turn into a victim when you call them out on it. 2021 taught me to say what I mean and mean what I say. Even if that means that people will stop wanting to associate with me. I give respect to all and demand respect from all. Its important for me to show my son that it’s okay to stand up for yourself. I no longer walk on egg shells for anyone.
#2. Don’t spend just to have shit.
Like some of you, my finances have been unpredictable. Being an entrepreneur makes it even more important to make smart money moves. So spending just to have a crapload of inventory or because something was on sale is so 2021. I used to buy all of kinds of stuff just to have it. For instance, I would buy tons of fabric to make various looks for the handcrafted collection. Then make several pieces in different sizes and…