Showing up is half the battle

A note about the importance of just showing up. It really is half the battle. πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸΎ On Afropunk day two I was really and truly riding the struggle bus.😩😩 Won’t go into details, but one thing after another kept going wrong, and whereas I had intended to arrive by noon, I didn’t end up getting there until 5:00pm, feeling tired, tattered, and unwell. 😩


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lisa Hurley 😎 (@happyhappyphoenix) on

I literally almost turned around and went back home. But my MUA worked her magic πŸ™πŸΎ and got me feeling and looking like a human being again, so that gave me a little boost.πŸ’„πŸ’…πŸ» So I gave myself a talking to – as sometimes one must – adjusted my energy, and pulled myself together.

The universe sentΒ @jess2cute4uΒ andΒ @miggyfromdablockΒ to meet me on the subway, keep my spirits up, and get me to the gates. (Thanks, guysπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΎπŸ’•) And then, preparation and alignment met opportunity and grace. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ People, many of them photographers, responded positively to my look, created byΒ @jen_nollaig. And ya girl ended up getting coverage. Teen Vogue, Fashion Bomb Daily, WWD, Coveteur, and more. Very grateful for the positive response, and to every shutterbug who (literally) gave me a shot. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ And none of it would have happened if I had not shown up. πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

Like what you read? Show it some love! Leave a like/comment, connect with me on LinkedIn, follow me on social media, and support my work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *