Last night due to having a sick 6-year-old, an 11 month old who won’t stay still for more than 5 seconds and my husband being out-of-town for work, I completely forgot that the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS were being televised!!!! Can you say PISSED!!!!
While reading my twitter timeline I was overly excited to learn that Tamar Braxton took home not 1, but 3 awards!
Although I don’t watch The Braxtons or Tamar & Vince’s show that often (again, blame it on the kids, Lol) I am well aware of Tamar’s career struggles over the past 15 or so years! She’s had let down after let down, no after no, 5 failed record deals, been in the shadow of her sister Toni and then written off as just Vincent Herbert’s wife.
This morning the 1st thing I watched was one of Tamar’s acceptance speeches and I instantly connected with her.
It’s one thing to not achieve your biggest dream (Tamar’s is being a successful artist) and just not have the talent but the pain that cuts so deep when you KNOW you’ve got it and that this is what you are meant to do is something “totally different.”
Oh, do I know that feeling all too well. I’ve told you all in my previous MOMMY MONDAY posts about how down I’ve gotten on myself at times because my career isn’t where I want it to be at 28 years old and that some days I’m at the breaking point and just want to quit, but I haven’t!
Like Tamar I also hear, (well actually I haven’t physically heard), but I know some people doubt me because of who my husband is. At times I feel like I’m in his shadow and not taken seriously. But hey, I know my ish and all I can do is continue to work hard and prove those naysayers wrong!
As I told you before, I’ve always been about putting a plan into action and speaking things into existence, but recently I’ve learned that’s not enough!! When going for a goal, you have to surround with people who genuinely want you to succeed and believe in you!! But most importantly YOU have to believe in YOU, even at the times when it doesn’t seem possible, it is if you keep working and believing in it!!
Take a look at Tamar’s speech as she accepted her award for BEST FEMALE ARTIST. I completely cried while she accepted!! Congrats from one super mom to another!!!