MadeRefined started for me as a side project to share and document my interests, productivity, lifestyle, and self-improvement journey. It's a place to collectively store my thoughts, aspirations, and inspirations that I hope to share with those who are interested in following along!
MadeRefined ultimately came out of a time in my life when I couldn't get a job in my field after graduation. It was a massive blow to my confidence. I was completely down in the dumps, constantly frustrated with myself, and then I started losing hope. I then constantly questioned my worth and almost gave up on myself entirely. The only job I was able to get into at the time was retail and ended up working from paycheck to paycheck to pay back my student loans.
I knew from that moment that I was not living up to my greatest potential. I was not everything that I could be, and I knew it. It was a terrible thing to admit and to consider, but there was real promise in that. That perhaps there was another way I could look at the world. I knew that if I reflected myself differently to life, life would reflect differently back to me. That I could be better and ultimately that my life could be better. I just needed a place to jump-start myself; and though this experience MadeRefined was created.
I am with great hopes that MadeRefined will follow me through the ups and downs in my life and that the content that comes out of it will hopefully help improve those around me as well.