One thing is certain, I feel like I don't blog enough! So many bloggers say that...I know...as it can be really hard to keep up. Especially when it comes to pouring your heart out (with the right words typed in a quiet place) as I'm about to do right now...
So here's the deal, things in my life over the past 10 years have changed so much! My business (Mizzfit LLC) has evolved in ways I never expected and much of the work I do are projects that have nothing to do with blogging. I will never abandon it though because it's how I got my start as an entrepreneur...and really, it's how the concept of "Mizzfit" began. On top of that, I just really like to write. I can't imagine not having a space to do that.
So, without digressing more, I have entered the world of home shopping. I must admit this has always been a dream of mine. For many of you, home shopping is a joke and it's something that probably never appealed to you. For others, well, it's how they shop! To be perfectly honest, I grew up with home shopping channels playing in my house. I had family members who watched it and it was always something that was on my radar. When my brand Mizzfit began to flourish, a few casting agents sought me out to audition as a fitness host. I even flew to meet with some bigwigs at HSN in St. Petersburg Florida to "finalize talks". But it never quite worked out. I was actually devastated and took it really personally.
I had nearly put the idea of hosting on home shopping networks out of my head until a brand I had developed a wonderful relationship with asked me if I'd be up for representing their collection on a show called Evine Live. PURattitude skincare was already filling up my bathroom cabinets and vanity. I knew the line frontwards and backwards as I had been blogging about them for a while. I didn't even need to think twice, I SAID YES!
Fast forward to today. Things have really been amazing and I couldn't be more thankful that it happened this way. Getting to take a job talking about something I already was head over heels for was a dream. My enthusiasm and passion for it seemed to have caught the attention of others in the home shopping game because I'm about to embark on another home shopping job---GET THIS---for the Hispanic market!
Maybe you've noticed I've been writing a lot more in Spanish lately on my social media and in my every day life, I make sure I speak Spanish as much as possible. I even added SPANISH to my auto-correct because I'm only corresponding in Spanish to my friends and family who are bilingual. On top of that, I start my advanced level spanish classes next week as well as private lessons. I'm fluent in Spanish but if you know me, I never do anything half ass. I believe in education, training and making sure I know every little detail (even the ones I don't need to know) before I start a job.
It's funny how things in life become stepping stones. I keep asking myself, why didn't I do all of these things years ago? I always wanted to take advanced level spanish classes as an adult but had never put in the effort.
I guess I know the answer. It's PASSION. When the fire inside of you is lit for something you really want to do and that you worked so hard to build up to FOR YEARS without ever giving up even though EVERYONE TOLD YOU TO, you just keep going! You're unstoppable. I AM UNSTOPPABLE. And for the first time in my life, I feel that I HAVE ARRIVED. Halle (expletive) lujah!
As cheesy as it may sound to some of you reading this, I just want you to know that when I started Mizzfit.com, I had no money. I spent all my savings after leaving advertising. I had my family on my back asking me every day "what are you doing?" and all my friends thought I was a weirdo for having this vision they couldn't understand. Yeah...so to be able to sit here and write this blog post right now and share with you that I'm now taking on yet another form of income doing what I love is one of the most gratifying feelings of my life.
Change can be a hard thing to grasp though and I want to be real with all my readers, social media followers and everyone who has supported me along the way. I realize a lot of you might not LOVE the space of home shopping. I understand that. But please, before you judge, watch some of the things I do. Give me a chance to show you that a lot has changed in this industry. The skincare, houseware, technology and fashion featured on these networks is not what it used to be. It's the kind of stuff you'd find in upscale malls and on your favorite shopping sites BUT FOR LESS!
I also want you to know that I'm not going anywhere. In May and June, Mizzfit.com will be completely rebranding and launching. I have been working on this for over a year and I am so happy to finally reveal the new look and vibe. The timing is perfect too. As I change so does the brand.
Ok, so that's what I wanted to share...you good with it? How do you feel? What are your thoughts? Have you experienced anything similar in your life? What was the transition like for you and how did it affect the people around you? You know I'm an open book--always have been--but it's nice when YOU open up your life to me and share. I need advice too.
LOVE YOU ALL. Thanks for reading and continuing to support me on this journey of work, life and love.
xo, Bianca Jade