In my late 20’s I had the career that most women my age would die for. I worked in merchandising & ecommerce for the iconic Neiman Marcus corporate office. After a couple years with the company in 2013, I finished my Master’s in business and got promoted to an assistant buyer in the Couture office. Literal dream🤩
Working long hours in close quarters in a 100+ year old building, I craved sunlight, I needed the wind in my hair, and of course cute shades because....well, yall it was Neiman Marcus afterall💋
Any opportunity I had to get outside and realign internally, I took it. My soul needed that space to reconnect.
It would recharge my batteries so I could continue on with my day.
So in the 100 degree summer and super high heels, I would take my cute lil 29 year old 🍑 downstairs to sit outside in a courtyard between Main & Commerce. It smelled awful😂 like buses and garbage, it was loud and chaotic in the middle of downtown too, but dammit...the sun was on my face and the wind was in my hair. Little did I know that at the time I was practicing a sacred ritual that would still be a part of my spiritual practice today. Only now I’ve learned to wear more sunscreen ☀️
So as I write this while sitting outside in my backyard with a coffee in hand & the wind blowing in my hair, I’m reflecting on that amazing time in my life. It was fast-paced, super intimidating at times, exciting, and it molded me into who I am today-hard working, resilient, eager for knowledge, and thirsty for growth.
A spiritual practice doesn’t always require formal meditation, or even physical stillness. And please never allow anyone to make you feel less your most fabulous spiritual self because those things don’t serve you!
You’re spiritual simply by being you, simply because of your existence. And remember: You can be introspective & vibrant at the same time. A spiritual practice doesn’t have to be so serious, or heavy. Yall! Life is heavy enough.
Reflection creates a roadmap for where you’re headed, so look back at the strongest and most capable version of yourself. You’ve done some AMAZING things in this life! Celebrate those accomplishments, and always remember who tf you are, Sis. Because guess what? You are strong. You are resilient, and YOU are magic.