This feature means A LOT to me, but for deeper reasons than one might think. It is a manifestation of a few personal and spiritual lessons I’ve learned on how all things come to fruition in the exact moment that they are supposed to, and not a second sooner.  You see, I didn’t ask to be in this issue, wasn’t expecting it, and had no clue that it would even happen. Isn’t that amazing?!? It is to me! A few months prior to this, I felt super anxious and unsure about my blog. Frankly, I was over it. I knew that things needed to change in order for it to be taken to the next level. So I made it a point to put more effort into my posts even if that meant not posting as often, and to use more quality photos. Both things happened and I was content with my progress. I also decided to stop comparing my blog to others, worrying about numbers, who liked marie-claire-logowhat, and thinking that it would become X if only Z happened. I let go. I made a conscience effort to just go with the flow. And guess what happened…everything that I worried about started to turn around! Then one super random day, I got an UNEXPECTED email.

“This is so and so from Marie Claire Magazine (Ummmm excuse me)…we have noticed your blog (But I don’t have a gazillion followers) we will be coming to Detroit, would you like to shoot for the magazine (Is this foreal? Uhhhh YES!)…and just like that it happened.

What you should take away from this is that there is ALWAYS something to be excited about!  And just like my baby blog, in life, relationships, jobs, etc… you can’t force anything to happen that isn’t supposed to be. You have to have faith that what will be WILL! Take it from me, this is muchhhhh easier to type and read than it actually is to do, and I still have to remind myself of my discoveries daily, but it’s the truth! I strongly feel that my urge to change and become better helped to prepare me for Marie Claire, and that this moment will prepare me for the next. I hope it helps you on your journey and that you feel apart of mine. Thank you for reading!


– Kori

BTP_1249 20160111_191602_resizedDo you have a Marie Claire moment of your own? Do share!!!!

19 thoughts on “MY MARIE CLAIRE MOMENT

  1. yes! my Marie Claire moment is when I decided to quit my 55 hour a week job!!! the birds don’t worry about how they will eat!! get it boo!


  2. I had to come read your post, I am so very happy for you!!! This post made me “cheese” like I’ve won something!! Lol. Keep going, you do a great job!!!


  3. This makes me want to burst into tears! I am SO proud of you, Kori! Your hard work, perseverance, endurance, and most of all FAITH has led you to this Moment. Surely the days of venting and dreaming in F21’s stock rooms is a thing of the past and I CANNOT wait to see what else our God has in store for you. Ahhh, love you! – Ji


  4. Way to go! I was recently in the same situation I decided to stop worrying and just let things be. And then I was offered a job in the perfect company when I was least expecting it. There’s favor for God’s people!

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  5. Congrats!! I’m so very proud of you. What I’ve learned as a writer/playwright is exactly what you said – to not compare yourself and your journey to others. What will be, will be. Sometimes we want what we want when we want it but we must have to continue to forge ahead doing what we are passionate about and know that with faith all things are possible. Also, you never know who is Watching. I wish you continued success!


  6. Huge accomplishment!! What a phenomenal testimony of relentless pursuit, faith, and possibly the most challenging of all…PATIENCE.

    Incredible inspiration for anyone aspiring to realize their full potential.



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