Happy New Year, Dolls!
Surrender isn’t the easiest thing to do, but when I began mapping out my goals for 2023, that’s exactly what I did. As I took time to research, collect data, create a vision board and set goals for this year the word “surrender” kept coming up. My initial feeling was to tighten my grip.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the best gifts of my life came when I decided to surrender and let go. But so often, surrender is paired with other things like fear and uncertainty– and I’m rarely in the mood for those things. Perhaps you feel the same?
But as I dive deeper into the idea of surrender, I began to see that my perspective only skimmed the surface of what it could mean to let go. Surrender can be as simple as saying “I don’t know”, or “There’s nothing I can do about that right now”. Surrender can mean sifting and sorting through your options until you find the next right step.
As we enter a new month and a new year, I am surrendering to the way my new company, Cocoa by CeCe needs me. I’m surrendering to a new way of running my website, So far you dolls have been receiving the new CeCeOlisa.com well– you dolls are leaving actual comments on my website which makes me totally giddy! Thank you!
Surrender can also mean opening up to a new way of doing things.
Personal Life Updates
After years of refusing to share my before and after pictures, I opened up about the process of going from a size 28 to a size 18 in “Before You Lose Weight, Read This (click here to read)” In “Seven Years of Self Love (click here to read)“, I share the results of my radical self love practice and shine a light on mental health. “Quotes to help you build confidence in January (click here to read)” will help you kick off the new year with some refreshing quotes that make great screensavers for your phone. You can join me as I explore yummy vegan recipes like a simple “protein berry smoothie bowl (click here to read)” and “greek chickpeas on toast (click here to read)“. If you’re looking for cute plus size coats that stand up to winter here in New York City, I’ve detailed every single coat in my closet for you in “My Plus Size Winter Coat Collection (click here to read)“.
Professional Life Updates
On the Influencer side, I’m happy to share that I renewed my contract with Nike last month. As part of my work with Nike, I have exclusive access to the best plus size workout clothes on the market, if you’re looking for plus size gym clothes I’ve got you covered with “My Nike Plus Size Picks (click here to read)“. On the Entrepreneur side, I took my body positive body care brand, Cocoa by CeCe to Los Angeles for a holiday pop up shop. Have you heard about the Cocoa by CeCe signature hand facial? Learn all about how I’m growing my new company in “Cocoa by CeCe Sold Out in Los Angeles (click here to read)”
Rumi Quote on Surrender
There’s a quote from Rumi that says “Try something different. Surrender.” and that’s exactly what I plan to do this month, this year and beyond.
Thank you for reading!