Today I consulted with an accountant to get support of my financial systems I have set up for my business. After careful review of my business the accountant said, ‘Ms. Bartlow, you are an impressive woman’. She began to speak with amazement of the life and livelihood I created for myself. I am a single woman, a parent and artist who bought a house, developed and bootstrapped her business from scratch and maintained it for more than 10 years. I dared to dream and execute my vision and now I’m am tightening things up as I push forward to manifest more.
As I listened to this accountant speak her tone was in awe as if witnessing a miracle.
Her observation and amazement reminded me of the business name and tag line I created at it’s inception, ‘Starchild Enterprise – Work Your Magic’. My belief is the in magic we all possess to manifest our dreams and deepest desires. I believed in and banked on my gifts, talents, and the essence of who I am and through the test of time I am standing strong. There were many times life kicked my ass and I learned lessons in the defeat that helped me grow, evolve, and continue with my vision. The work to maintain and grow my business is TREMENDOUS but so is my drive for my vision to be fully realized.
I’m also reminded of the name I chose, Starchild. The throwback name from my youth and love of Parliament Funkadelic later connected with the African Adinkra symbol Nsoroma; an image of a star whose meaning translates to mean, ‘my illumination is merely a reflection of God’. Yeah, I tapped into my black girl magic long ago and I defined and named myself based on the Goddess code in my DNA.