Today, I wanted to share with you what makes me powerful, what drives, and motivates me. I was approached by T3 Micro to join the #PowerWithin campaign and to share with you my story, and what empowers me.
“Each of us has a unique story, experiences that define and mold who we are. The #PowerWithin is about that spark, that thing, that inspiration that gives you confidence, makes you feel unstoppable and empowers you” T3 Micro
For their #PowerWithin campaign I choose a word that makes me feel empowered – “BOLD” best describes me. Being bold made me face my fears. It made me feel stronger and empowered. My son lost his father when he was very young, which left me shocked, confused and vulnerable. I was in a foreign country with nothing and had to be a mom and a dad to him. Terrified of failing, with little knowledge of the English language and no support, I made a bold decision to go back to school. I wanted to have a career that would enable me to support my family back home and give my son the best future. Full time school during the day and full time work at night paved the way to financial independence. Achieving independence and taking care of my son on my own made me stronger. I put my love life and my passion on hold to raise my son and it was all worth it. Today, my son is graduating from Queens University, following his dreams. I’m lucky that he is aware and appreciative of all my sacrifices. He is a wonderful human being. I’m happily in love with a wonderful man. I have an amazing career and I am still working hard to achieve all my dreams.
The reason for sharing my story is to inspire all of you who are trying to break through and create the life that you deserve. In search of the perfect look for this campaign I chose this pink suit form Storets that I recently added to my wardrobe. I used T3 tools to straighten my hair. What I like about this look is the simplicity. This hairstyle is my everyday professional look. It’s practical and lets people know I mean business. The whole looks it’s bold and makes me feel confident, and powerful.
Don’t settle for an ordinary life when you can create an extraordinary one! You have to have the guts and persistence to pursue and achieve what you put in your mind. Here’s to all the single moms out there who struggle on a daily basis and raise their kids on their own! Be bold, be fearless! Believe me, it’s all worth it! What’s your power word?