Why You Won’t Catch Me Slipping This Year

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Amiyrah Martin

Goodness, this was some year. From the ups, downs, gains and losses, it almost too difficult to catch our breath. This was a year where I felt like I was holding on for dear life. As a family, we had our highlights but also learned a lot of hard lessons. As Amiyrah, I learned my own hard lessons. Most of those lessons included people pleasing, learning how to handle money all over again, learning how to be in business with someone you love, not believing in how I parent, and not believing in me. Well friends, for 2018, I’ve decided that you won’t catch me slipping.

Not familiar with the eloquent pop culture phrase “caught me slippin'”? Well, let me explain it to you. This phrase represents the times when you catch someone off guard, and they are at a loss of what to say or what to do. It also means you’ve caught someone not putting in the effort they’re very capable of. Yup, the lazy factor. The “I know I’m blessed already, so I’ll put in half of the work.” No ma’am. This will not be me in 2018.

2017 felt like I was just getting by. I got complacent in most areas of my life. I was fine with the friends I had. I was OK with the work I put into this here blog. I was good with how life was somehow working out. But, the real truth is around October, I caught my own self slipping. I wasn’t doing what God has intended for me to do on a daily basis. I got lazy. Then, I got angry.

Amiyrah Martin

Angry because these were truths that I should have shared on a regular basis. I was slipping back into my darker ways. I wasn’t shining like I’m always meant to. My glow was dimming, and that’s just not who I’ve ever been.

So, here we are, dear friends. We’re at the edge of the cliff, and you get to watch me fall or fly. You won’t catch me slipping this year, because I plan to spread my wings or dive into the unknown. Either way, you’ll be along for the ride. I’m getting back to the days when I shared all of my secrets, and opened up to the little community we’ve built in this corner of the internet.

Are you ready? New year, old me. Let’s go.

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 1.1.18
    Micki said:

    I am ready! This story could be mine (except the blogging part 😉). So thankful for rawness as it helps people like me know that we aren’t the only ones struggling/slipping. 2018 will be a great year of focusing on the things that matter and stop the slipping especially as it relates to my walk with Christ. Thank you for sharing as it is a blessing to me.

    • 1.1.18
      Amiyrah said:

      Sending you so much love, Micki! I can’t wait to see you soar in 2018 <3

  2. 1.3.18
    Twana said:

    Just found your blog!!! I will be reading and catching up on as much as I can tonight. I have found a JEWEL!!

    • 1.3.18
      Amiyrah said:

      Oh Twana! I’m so glad you’re here! Thank you for visiting, and I hope you you enjoy it here <3