This hat is called Coco's Choice. It was made is nettles and organic cotton. Coco Chanel started her empire as a hat maker and being the visionary that she was, well she is a Heroin of mine. And now to start My Empire..........
Well after much MUCH soul searching, indeed, I am in progress towards my dream. And why not? What else am I waiting for? God placed me here to live an Exceptional Life not just get by day dreaming.
Dreaming is God's Gift to Us...having faith and believing in our dreams, actually taking steps towards our dreams is Our Gift to God. It shows that we DO believe in His power. That we do believe ALL things are possible through Christ.
I FULLY BELIEVE THIS!!!!
And what is faith if not a step into the unknown? A step OUT of your comfort zone in the belief that there is greater available for you. THERE IS GREATER AVAILABLE FOR YOU TOO!!!!
There is nothing "wrong" with being content where you are at. It's a fine life. For myself, I was made to challenge contentment. Meaning that when things are "okay", floating along, I find myself stirring, feeling restless, and thinking..."I know I have MORE potential than this".
The "potential" is what God gave me to use while on this earth. How will I use mine?
That is the exciting, getting clearer daily, brilliant piece to this whole puzzle.
There are some definite changes on the horizon for me. I did jump into the rabbit hole and realized that I was able to make a choice...so I did.
I chose ME.
I am now off to put my intentions and focus on the gift God has given me, a unique gift, and that is making hats. I am choosing to pass on the whole accessory department of shoes, bags, belts, desk supplies for my gift is in hats and I can happily purchase all the other accessories (which I LOVE to do anyhow).
Instead of a degree on paper that says..."She is accomplished." I shall create a curriculum that SHOWS how accomplished I truly am!
FIT has a hat (millinery) certificate that focuses ONLY on hats! They also have amazing business courses that are 3-4 sessions or one day seminars that focus on the business of fashion. In the end I may not have a "paper" exclaiming that I sat through 2+ years of scholastics (even though I will have sat through probably a 1 1/2yrs) BUT I will SOAR, and SHINE, and be fully equipped to Rule My Fashion Empire!!!!
For today...realizing this is absolutely enough.