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Once the Smoke Clears: Burnout Outtro

Updated: Mar 9, 2020

"I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise from the ashes..." - William C. Hannan

Photography by Debonair Visuals

It’s been a journey, but the smoke is definitely beginning to clear and make way for me. & I am forever grateful for the challenges and the lessons learned along the way.


To clear is to release, to see the end result, to rid of the damage...I challenge you to assess what comes after the clearing of the smoke, how will you release? Can you reflect on a time when the smoke hadn’t yet cleared, how did you maintain your vision and how did you stay motivated to keep focus on the end goal?

“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” - 2 Timothy 1:6, 7

I am a woman of God walking in my purpose, and not allowing the smoke to get in my way. My purpose is clear, my vision is clear, my path is clear, and I am ready.

I feel so much better now that my brand has (finally!) launched, I feel better now that, surprisingly, I’m working the late nights between my career and my brand, I feel relieved to have released to the public and to finally see all of my plans coming together and issues coming to conclusion.

“My highest ambition is to crawl out from under the ash, and laugh at all the things that thought they could bury me...” - Rudy Francisco

Thank you to my incredible support system, I couldn’t have done it without your help, love and encouragement. Thank you all for joining me in this ride. Even to know that some of you found a release and could recognize your own #burnout to rise from it feels incredible to know you guys are benefiting as well. I have to keep going.

& I absolutely will...

The first issue of Bourgeois Living Magazine is complete! See you all in the next!

Thankfully yours,

💛 - Alexis P. Jordan


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