Hi! I’m Mel! I’m a social worker, turned public administrator, who got laid off, and ended up working retail and starting a ph.d. program. I’ve been laid off for a year and a half now and it has been one of the hardest seasons in my life! Working in retail has revived my passion for fashion! Several times, I thought about starting a blog, but a voice in my head always stopped me, saying, “Why? No one is going to read it!” Immediately, I would shut down the idea.

Over the last year, God has revealed to me that my perfectionism is really fear of failure. I want to appear as though everything looks put together and I didn’t want to take the risk of failing. But, over and over, God revealed to me that my fear of failure was stopping me from all he has planned for my future, so I decided to take a leap of faith and start this blog.

At first, it was just an attempt to try something new, to conquer my fear. Well, after I started the blog, I wanted to curl under a rock and hide! Fear totally crippled me! It was really paralyzing! I was terrified of posting anything because I was so overwhelmed and fearful of the response! I didn’t want to release content knowing that it was so far from what “a blog should look like,” or what an “instagram post should look like.” It wasn’t perfect, so I didn’t want to post it! When God says to work out your faith with fear and trembling, that is what I did!

Overtime, God has strengthened me and given me courage to press on obediently, taking things one step at a time, one you-tube tutorial at a time! It’s crazy to think how much I have learned and grown since starting this page! Both at the knowledge technical skills level, as well as personal, emotional, and spiritual level.

Confessions of a Work in Progress comes from the idea that I am not perfect. I will never be perfect, not on this side of heaven…I know that, but ultimately, I am a work in progress! My hope for this blog is to encourage and empower you to live a life of style and substance! I love connecting with readers and it has been such a joy to hear that this little blog could encourage some of you!

Thanks for visiting!