LIFESTYLE 4 months ago
Define Your Own Destiny
As a woman, there’s always pressure from society, your surroundings and sometimes yourself to fit into a “preset timeline.”
Now that I’m a mother of two, I’m even more acutely aware of the “timelines” given to my daughters and myself. For me personally, the social pressures weren’t always that obvious. They found their ways through cracks in conversations throughout and surrounding my youth. Questions about: boyfriends, getting married, having children… all confining me into a certain timeline set by social norms and cultural expectations. With that said, that’s why I’m so excited to be teaming up with SK-II as they #ChangeDestiny – a global campaign to inspire women around the world to carve their own paths. This year SK-II partnered with Katie Couric to explore the societal pressures women face all around the world in their new docu-series, Timelines. In sharing my own path I hope you feel empowered to define your own destiny.
2010: STARTING CHRISELLE INC.
While it might have looked like I had it all figured out then, there were a lot of behind the scenes work to get to the point where I could take my Blog and YouTube channel full-time. For about two years, I was in school while interning and just trying to figure it all out. Within those two years, I was able to turn my creative hobby into my full-time job. Slowly, but surely, this is when I started to hire and build my team which by now, you all know as the #CINCteam.
2012: GETTING MARRIED
During this time, I felt an enormous sense of pressure to get married. Allen and I had been dating for a little over 5 years by now and the questions about "when will we get married" seemed to be neverending. While I was in the process of fully taking my passion project on full-time, there was still a sense of instability for me. Allen proposed and planning to get married was the best decision for me. Having that stability – both financially and emotionally, meant so much to me and was a good foundation for us to build upon.
2015: BABY #1 – CHLOE
However, Allen started expressing that he was ready, so we began trying. Though I could’ve waited a few years, I don’t regret a single second of it. Having Chloe was such an incredible experience and she’s made me so much more open and stronger.
BABY #2 – COLETTE
WHERE I AM NOW
I’m so excited to teach my girls the importance of having the freedom to choose their own destiny and that their timeline can be whatever they want it to be!
Once again, a huge thank you to my friends at SK-II for including me in this incredible campaign where the message is just as great as their products are!
Watch the inspiring Timelines video below!
How have you all challenged your timelines? Let me know in the comments down below!