For those of you that don’t know who I am, haven’t had the opportunity to get to know me, or simply have a lot of questions, hi. My name is Tiana.
I’m a 23-year-old college graduate who recently quit her full-time corporate job to run full-force in the direction of her dreams. I’m young. I’m hungry. But most importantly, I’m pretty broke.
I dread talking about careers, because when I get asked what it is that I do, I never really have a sound answer. Sure, I’m part blogger, part content creator. I do a bit of social media management, and dabble in the realm of graphic design. But all bets are off when I have to give myself an actual “grown-up” title.
And I know what some (okay, most) of you are thinking. “This girl is insane!” No job security, no 401K, no real direction. And most days, I’m right there with you. Self-doubt and worry are constantly knocking at my door, repeating over and over the question that everyone (including myself) wants answered: can she do it?
My path is unknown and it looks differently than everyone else’s, but at the end of the day, there’s one thing that silences these toxic doubts, and it’s the fact that I know I’m exactly where I need to be.
I’ve spent countless hours praying that God would take full control over the direction of my life. I’ve thought long and hard about the decisions I’ve made. And if God tells me to jump, eyes closed, because He says that it’s in my best interest, that’s enough. I trust Him with my life, and I trust that He will take every dream that’s planted in my heart and nurture it to be something I never imagined it could.
Until we get there, I may not be making the big bucks, but I am incredibly abundant in so many other areas of life. I have been shown what selfless love looks like, and have gotten to pour my heart into another individual for nearly eight years. I get to wake up daily, create my own schedule, and put everything I have into something that I enjoy. I have parents that support my dreams fully. And each and every day, I’m given a new opportunity to create something (whether it be a friendship, a project, or new life journey) from the nothing that existed before. I cannot begin to tell you how thankful I am for that.
So if you’re out there, and you feel a bit lost too, that’s okay. Take comfort in the fact that you’re exactly where you need to be. God has a plan for your life, and He wants to see you succeed.
If you’re one of those people that doubts my life and the direction I’m headed, that’s okay too. I’ve come to realize that nothing I do is correlated to your thoughts and opinions of me. I’m going to continue to push forward. I’m going to continue to make my way. And I don’t know if I’ll ever have a concrete answer of what it is that I “do.” Because my dreams are worth so much more than one title.
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