It’s been a little bit of time since I have written in my blog. I, as you know, have been insanely busy recreating my brand and am striving towards success each and every day.
As you can see, quite a bit of time (and, of course, money) has been put back into the brand. Thecarmenvera.com has been a direct effected in this. I am loving the new layout—organized, clean, easy to browse, yet simple. With so many faucets to my career, the navigation allows my friends to explore every single aspect of what I’m doing and to keep up with me on one platform. I am very happy with the product.
Along with the website, my clothing line has gotten a makeover as well. I have added 50+ products to my store in total. I have included a kids clothing line, an aviation fanatic’s line, and soon to be “Rich Sweetie”: a collaboration with a friend, Scott Gaines. As always, the Carmen Vera clothing line AKA Petty Wear has always been a constant and will continue to be one. It ain't going anywhere!
Grayspace, my 5th book, has been released. We will be beginning our podcast soon to hear others inspirational stories and how they live their life in the gray space.
My 6th book, Try Thai, is in the works. For those who don’t know yet, this will be a cook book from recipes from my mother’s homeland: Thailand. I will be working closely with mom creating simple, easy, and aesthetically pleasing for your family or just yourself. We will be filming YouTube tutorials so that our recipes are fool proof. We’re looking to release the videos by next year 2020.
Life has been so crazy, but fun as a new radio host on Vegas on Blast. Every Wednesday night I am in Las Vegas spilling the tea, gossiping, laughing, and sometimes crying with with my insanely talented cohost, Kiara Dupree. Vegas on a Blast is, well, you can say, A BLAST. It’s definitely a new lifestyle, but I am throughly enjoying it. What a cool opportunity. The chances of this happening were slim to none. I had to take it. That's what life is about. I am forever thankful and grateful. I'll never forget this. It’s so funny because I did my first radio interview back in 2015 in the UK. I ended up freezing on the radio. The radio host called me “weird” live on air. I was so shocked, and yet embarrassed at the same time. I’ll never forget the haters and random tweets I got about the interview. It’s important to never listen to that kind of stuff because look at me now. I swore I’d never been on the radio again, yet here we are. We might have not won the battle, but we have definitely won the war. 🙂
Check out Vegas on Blast every Wednesday night on www.vegasonblast.com.
I will continue to work hard on all my projects to ensure a lifetime of happiness and fun, and also because I don’t want my children to be involved with selling pyramid schemes to old high school acquaintances. It’s not easy. That’s what people don’t tell you. A lot of people want just the pretty and finished product not realizing that it’s much more than that. So. Much. More. And nothing easy is worth doing as my dad used to tell me (I miss him every day, RIP). It’s a lot of sleepless nights and early mornings. It’s constantly "on the road". It’s constantly being on a plane. A lot of holidays, birthdays, baby showers, weddings, and Girls Nights Out are missed. It’s constantly living in your suitcase. No home cooked meals. Lots and lots of fast food, for sure. It can get lonely at times. I don't see my family, friends, or dogs as often as I'd like. You have a lot of people who will hate you, but you also have people that love you. Listen to them—or it will destroy you and tear you apart. This lifestyle constantly pushes you to be your best and to do your best. You ask yourself on a daily basis, “How can I do this differently? Can I think outside the box?” You challenge yourself because the only person you are racing against is yourself. No, this lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. And that’s why I do it. I love it. I love it. I love it. Truly.