Snow Day Slay & How to Navigate a Storm


Coat-Zara | Jeans-Uniqlo (sold out) similar here | Ankle Boots- Nine West | Sunglasses- MVMT

When you find yourself in a storm you have two options: wait for it to pass or work your way through it. I'm a work your way through it girl! With all my 27 years of life experience on this earth I can say with certainty that storms are inevitable. You can prepare for them when they're forecasted and you know the end date (like with the snow we've been experiencing in the tri-state area on and off for the past week and a half). However, I've realized that most storms in life come with little to no warning. If you know the signs of an oncoming storm, you can brace yourself and strategize a way to get through it. 

So what do you do when you're in the midst of a storm with no end in sight? Well I take a few approaches:

  • Strategize and seek counsel: I know I'm not the only one going through the hard things I'm experiencing at times so when I find it difficult to cope I pray, seek the wisdom and knowledge of those who have successfully made it out of the storm I'm in, and make an action plan. One thing I have learned in my career in operations is that you will either fail without a plan or you'll win but won't understand how it happened which means you likely won't be able to replicate that win again. Unless you learn to review that win with good guidance, wisdom and study it of course. 
  • Savor the calm moments: last week Monday I had to drive home from work in the early hours of a blizzard. For starters my car was skidding which really had me driving on faith in God to get me home. Then my car got stuck on a back road and I felt frustrated until a good samaritan saw me struggling to move my car and pushed it out of the snowy rut it was in so I could drive again (God is always looking out for us). When I finally made it onto the highway I felt peace, the snow was still falling but the highway was much cleaner than the back roads I was on and I felt safe. The highway was well salted so I wasn't worried about obstructions popping up.
  • Do the things that bring you joy: Just because life is challenging you at the moment doesn't mean you can't lean into things that bring you joy. I have several sources of joy and two things that always brought me joy are wearing cute outfits and having them captured because I love creating content! When I saw these sunglasses from MVMT, I knew I wanted to wear it with a look that incorporated black and white, hence my black coat and white boots. Sunglasses are an easy way to elevate an outfit and instantly look cool! If you're interested in these or other cute pair of quality sunglasses, use my discount code THEYSAYASH for 15% off any item from MVMT.

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