CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP

I began this blog because of the following I’ve developed on social media. I began to notice that people were interested in what I have to say. As such, I’ve been putting out content for my followers. I post things to encourage them, make them laugh, and I post things to make them think. I’ve always had a heart to help others in any way that I can and God has given me a platform to do exactly that. Over time, I began to receive comments and messages like “Thank you for making me laugh” or “You are what people need during these tough times”. I’m not saying this to brag, I’m saying this because I want to get something off of my chest. Going in, I knew I would receive a plethora of support and positive feedback. I have an extensive support system for which I am very thankful. On many levels, I also expected the negative responses. Fact is, I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. No matter how hard I try or what I do, there are going to be some people who will never rock with me and that’s OK. That’s their prerogative and I will respect it. I’m not meant for everybody and I accepted that a long time ago.

I’m very transparent about my life and I share a good portion of it on social media. It’s no secret about what I’ve been up to nor do I hide the recent opportunities I’ve been given. My intent is never to brag or to rub my successes in anyone’s face. Any one win in my life has been preceded by many, many losses. This is the frustrating part. For those to question “Why Melissa?” bothers me to no end. It bothers me because they don’t know a thing about me. They weren’t there for every single one of my losses. They didn’t see the numerous times I tried and failed. I’ve hit rock bottom more times than I care to admit. I’ve spent many nights crying myself to sleep. It has been a long and rough road to get to where I am. Why Melissa? Because Melissa has been through hell and back and lived to tell the tale. My goal from day one has always been the same: I want to show the world that the underdog can win. I’m not blind to the fact that there are other women like me who have found themselves in situations similar to mine. I want to help those women, to encourage them, and to show them that you can rise above your circumstances. What I’m trying to say is that we are each given our own unique path. My walk, my journey, and my struggles are my own. What I’m doing isn’t to outshine the next female. I’m just doing me and I’m going to keep doing me. I waited very patiently for the last 35 years to have the platform I’m developing. God knows why certain things are happening for me and what my Heavenly Father has given to me cannot be taken from me.

This last part is specifically for the critics and naysayers and I mean this with all love. Don’t worry about me and what I’m doing because there’s a whole other side you don’t see. You are going to drive yourself crazy trying to keep up with my every move. I am not your enemy. I am not even your competition! I want us ALL to win! Your fight is within yourself, you’re not fighting against me. You are fighting against YOU to become a better version of yourself. I’m not standing in your way! Go and do YOU! You got this and I believe in you! And whether you’re a fan or a critic, I love you regardless and I want the very best for your life. Stay safe, be blessed, and love each other!

Con Mucho Carino,

Melissa

To my Annex Chicas! My sisters! I love you all so very much! Thank you for being my cheerleaders, my supporters, my ROCK.

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