Mattieologie: ResetHey lovelies!

I know I've been gone for a couple weeks but I thought I'd bring you guys up to speed in case you haven't heard via social media.

Two weeks ago, I was robbed at gunpoint.

It was certainly the scariest moment of my life. I was in a decent area here in Atlanta and it happened after having dinner with a group of friends as I walked to my car. My car, wedding ring, laptop, camera, wallet, purse & phone were all taken from me. Needless to say, I haven't been in the position to blog regularly.

While I want to be pissed about all of my belongings being gone (they did find my car that following Tuesday), I have to say I'm thankful that I was unharmed and that I have my LIFE. Yes, it's annoying to go back and forth with my insurance company to pay for the replacement of the items that were stolen from me (let's not even begin to talk about my wedding ring) but I'd much rather be alive than have any of those things.

It did indeed press a huge reset button on my life. Like, who cares that I didn't have a phone. I didn't have an identity according to the state of GA. I had to get a license, get a rental, blah, blah, blah. The Style Bloggers of Color Conference had to be rescheduled. My blog was put on pause. I missed a few days at work. I get really paranoid when people walk behind me. But it did prove who was really here for me, who really cared and what was really important. I'm much more appreciative of the people who are in my life and the experiences that I've had. And I realized that yes, I like things...nice things...but they certainly don't define me. And anything that I was remotely scared of before pales in comparison to this experience.

In actuality, it's one of the greatest things that happened to me.

I've always been a no excuse kind of lady, no exceptions. Not even in my case. If you can breathe, you have every right to go after your dreams and make them a reality. By no means, am I looking for pity. I was lucky blessed enough to have my life spared, so I plan on going harder than before.

This is fair warning.