I’m extremely ecstatic and proud to say that ofunneamaka.com is finally up and running. I made the decision a few months ago to hit the pause/reset on my blog, All Dat Jazz.
In addition to juggling the responsibility of posting quality content on the regular with adjusting to living in a new place where I barely knew anyone, I felt like the brand image I was promoting was just not genuine.
I was constantly caught between posting content that I really vibed with and trying to portray an image that was friendly enough to resonate to a large audience. I often pondered issues like: How much of my personal life should I actually share online in a public arena? If I tweet about XYZ issue, will employers still hire me? Will brands still work with me? If my “audience” isn’t responding to a certain type of post, should I still post it?
To put it simply: I wasn’t confident that my former blog was an accurate representation of who I am. I was giving too much weight to outside factors when the main person I needed to consider was myself; especially considering the fact that the person that I was when I arrived to New York City is definitely not the person I am now.
Living New York is amazing but it’s also one of the toughest experiences I’ve ever had. Trying to not only succeed but exceed expectations for my career was hard enough, but doing it in a place with no support system is even harder.
I am so lucky and blessed to have an amazing and friends who continue to encourage me and push me to reach my goals and aspire to achieve my dreams all across the globe. But, as my comfort zone button was bursted, so went my need to unnecessarily please, always be agreeable, and do the things I think I should be doing versus what I actually wanted to do.
And so, as I was looking for what actually gave me solace, what gave me peace of mind, what brought me joy…blogging came back into play. I missed it like crazy. As a result, I started the process of creating what you see before you: the unapologetic musings of me, Ofunneamaka. Along with of course, my poppin sense of style and my obsession with makeup, which will always be a focus here.
After being here for one year, I am slowly learning to live outside of my comfort zone. I’ve met a lot of great people and even had the privilege of connecting with successful women that I consider mentors. It’s a learning process, and I am excited to see what lies ahead.
I hope you can appreciate where I am coming from and enjoy this new, open platform I have created; a platform where I will keep it 100 at all times, tell you whats really good and whats really not, and hopefully inspire you to create, collaborate, and build amazing things.
As I enter into my 26 year on this Earth, this is probably the best gift I could have given myself.
Dress- ASOS.com ; Heels – Gant