Today we’d like to introduce you to Sadricka Thomas.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Sadricka. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My story begins in the south. In a small town called Bainbridge, Ga. Growing up, I was the oldest of three kids. My parents had us at a very young age. As the oldest, I had a little bit more responsibility of taking care of not only myself but my siblings as well.
However, my parents taught us early on the importance of having a good education, and to always have a goal you want to achieve in mind. Thus, as a kid, my mom introduced me to the world of pageantry, and I would attend local fashion shows with her. I believe that is what opens my eyes to fashion. Fashion from that point on was something that helped mold, and grow confidence, help define my character, and just overall was a way that I could outwardly express who I was as an individual.
It is funny because when I originally started college as a freshman my major was early childhood education. Before actually learning about fashion or knowing really what blogging was, I had an inner love for kids and school. I knew while being a child, when I grew up, I wanted to be a teacher. Thus, when it was time for me to graduate high school, and enter the next phase of my life which was attending college, it was a bit of a struggle for me.
I am the first person in my family to attend college, and later became the first person in my family to graduate with my associates in business administration, bachelors of science in fashion merchandise and apparel design, and soon to have my Masters of Arts in elementary education.
Therefore, with the help of life experiences, growing up in a small town, and my parents giving me that push to step outside my comfort zone to see what else the world has to offer has really help paved the way for me to become as successful as I am today.
I do have a long way to go; however, looking back, I have also achieved a lot! I am now an elementary teacher achieving her masters soon to start her own mentorship program for young girls. I am a fashion stylist, and lifestyle blogger, and soon to be a business owner of “BeeChicc” a children’s online luxury boutique! Please stay tuned!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Growing up in a small town felt like a struggle to me when I decided to step into the world of fashion. When I attended college for the first time, I felt like a baby all over again. I felt lost, out of place, and further behind than my peers. I really had to buckle down and work as hard as I could; however, I had to realize that everyone felt out of place, and was self-conscious about themselves.
The advice I would give young women who is starting off in their journey is to not assume you are just the only one going through struggles or having feelings of self-doubt. First, work on yourself, and set feasible goals. Lastly, I would say definitely network with others going down the same road as you. You can always learn so much from other people.
As always, pray for strength and guidance, and don’t shy away from any struggles.
Please tell us more about what you do, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am an educator and a lifestyle blogger. As an educator, I work with elementary school kids, and I specialize in working with kids who has special needs.
In the world of fashion, I am a lifestyle blogger. I have a blogging website called: Journeyenstyle, and I specialize in an all-around journey of my life, and my fashion tips, travels, etc.
I have always been known for my sense of fashion, and my love for caring for children. I believe what sets me apart is the two fields of being an educator, a lifestyle blogger, and soon to be a boutique owner. More so, I am relatable because I still have a normal job, and it is not always pretty. On my blog, I express how it may seem by pictures that I have everything together; however, I am really a jumbled mess, but I am working with it.
It would be great to hear about any apps, books, podcasts or other resources that you’ve used and would recommend to others.
I usually just YouTube my favorite bloggers. I listen to garyvee podcast and read his inspirational quotes a lot. I manifest quite a lot as well. I usually try to post inspirational quotes on my stories so I can help others, and then it’s a good way for me to look back on it as well.
- Website: Journeyenstyle.com
- Email: SadrickaThomas@yahoo.com
- Instagram: Journeyenstyle
- Facebook: Sadricka Thomas