From Sh*t To Sugar!
I am 29 years old with 2 children living in Baltimore, MD. Growing up in Baltimore was rough, but I managed to make it through. The older I got, the more I seemed to mess up. I finished college, but a year and a semester later than I was supposed to. I had my daughter at the age of 20 and as a young mother, I still wanted to live my young adult life. I had a lot of support at the time so it was easy for me to just skip out on my responsibilities because I knew someone else would make sure things got done. At 23 I managed to get myself into big trouble and to try to cover it up, my boyfriend at the time and I decided to make a baby. We thought having a child would work out in our favor. Well, it didn’t. He was sentenced to 4 years in jail and I got evicted from my home.
I moved to Georga a month before I was expected to give birth, thinking this would be my life-changing experience. Being in a new state with a newborn and a 4 year old was the most depressing time of my life! For 2 years I knew not a soul in this town until my daughter’s 6th birthday party, she invited one of her school friends over and her mother and I seemed to have lots in common so we became friends. That friendship led me to meet my current boyfriend, new friends and also helped me to build my clientele for my hair braiding business. Even with these new people in my life, I still felt like I was headed nowhere. I worked from home but it paid little, I hated dealing with the customers, and it allowed me to work when I wanted which is ideal for some, but it left room for me to be lazy. I’ve always had support so I never really felt like I had to do anything.
Well, all that changed a few months later as my world came crashing down around me. My work-from-home job canceled my contracts because I barely wanted to work, my car broke down and was unfixable, my son had to be pulled out of school for a few weeks due to lack of transportation. I live in the middle of nowhere so getting a ride to the store for milk was a task in itself. I’d gotten my feelings hurt by the people who loved me most. I remember feeling at an all-time low. I didn’t have any money, I didn’t have a car, my relationship started to fall apart and my friendships felt null and void. I was alone.
I happened to be on FB one day and my cousin added me to a spiritual group. One post was a girl trying to tell people how to start their journey and the things that stood out to me was to learn about the “law of attraction”. So I Googled it and The Secret and 3 other books came up. I wrote the names and authors down and went to the library. The Secret was the only book from the list that they had in the entire library. I checked it out.
After reading that book I instantly started to change my view. I was literally reading a line, thinking one thing, and the very next line of the book answered that thought! This book is life-changing!
So I started filling out job applications, saving every penny of the money that I had and really trying my best to do better. Things started to change! Once I got enough money to car shop I was thinking, “I’ll just get me a nice used car with low mileage”. By “nice” I was looking at used Audi trucks and BMWs, older models, but still high maintenance. Then my dad mentioned something about Kia having a summer sale and I remember thinking “Kia??? Not on my list. So we went shopping at the place that I knew had the Audi and BMWs, and guess what? I wasn’t approved. So my dad said, “Let’s just try Kia.”. I drove off the lot with a 2019 Kia Forte with 31 miles on it. I was in total disbelief that this car was mine!
But now, I had payment and no job. I put in about 15 applications a day for 2 months. I got behind on my car note, I felt myself sinking again but I kept reading The Secret.
Then one day, I got an interview from a company I’d never heard of before. Normally when I go on interviews I have the jitters, sweaty palms, stumbling over my words, etc. When I walked into this company I felt none of that. My interview went so great! It was the best one I’d ever had in my life. Before I left, the HR rep wrote the company name, her name, and direct number down on a piece of paper. I took the paper home and put it on my mirror so that I’d look at it every day and say “She’s gonna be my new coworker”.
A week passed. They called me in for another interview the next day and I was hired that day. That’s not even the best part. The job is 20 minutes from my house and 2 of my coworkers live in the same county as me. I mean I could not have asked for a better situation!
I am extremely grateful! Thank you Rhonda Byrne for sharing the knowledge! I want to read The Magic and The Power soon.