Merline Thermora

MY NAME IS MERLINE THERMORA. I AM FROM PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI. I LEFT HAITI WHEN I WAS 14 GOING ON 15 YEARS OLD. WHEN I FIRST MOVED IN THE STATES, I LIVED IN BOSTON FIRST, WHERE I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL. LATER ON, I MOVED TO FLORIDA TO LIVE WITH MY MOTHER. GROWING UP MY PARENTS ALWAYS WANTED ME IN THE MEDICAL FIELD OR THE LAW FIELD; THE TYPICAL HAITIAN PARENTS DREAM FOR THEIR CHILDREN. I TRIED THE MEDICAL FIELD BUT THEN REALIZED IT WASN’T FOR ME. I ALWAYS KNEW INSIDE OF ME IT WASN’T FOR ME BUT I DECIDED TO TRY IT TO MAKE THEM HAPPY.

AS A KID, I WAS THE LITTLE GIRL THAT LIKED TO PLAY DRESS UP WHETHER I WAS GOING OUT OR NOT. I COULDN’T WAIT FOR MY SCHOOL TO HAVE JOURNEE DE COULEUR SO I CAN GO TO THE SCHOOL NOT WEARING UNIFORM AND LOOKING ALL DOLLED UP. I WAS ALWAYS THAT KID PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW PEOPLE DRESSED. WHEN I MOVED TO FLORIDA, AFTER THE MEDICAL FIELD DIDN’T WORK OUT AS EXPECTED, I WENT TO SCHOOL FOR FASHION MERCHANDISING. I KNEW I WAS GOING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH IT, AND I DID

I STARTED MY ONLINE BOUTIQUE, WHICH I WAS SUPER PROUD OF AND LATER ON STARTED DOING THE SHOWS. IT WAS NOT ALWAYS EASY. I REMEMBER MY FIRST SHOW, I HAD ABOUT 50-70 PEOPLE AND TO WATCH MY SHOWS AND ME NOW WHERE I HAVE 500-600 PEOPLE IS A BLESSING. I HAVE SUCH A BIG PASSION FOR PUTTING THESE SHOWS TOGETHER. I WILL STAY UP ALL NIGHT TO MAKE SURE I HAVE EVERYTHING DONE. I ALWAYS FEEL A FIRE BURNING INSIDE OF ME WANTING MORE, NOT STOPPING.

THE BOUTIQUE WAS CERTAINTY NOT MY FIRST RODEO. I AM ALSO THE FOUNDER OF “FOR THE WOMEN, BY THE WOMEN BOOK CLUB” WHERE YOUNG WOMEN GAThER TO NOT ONLY DISCUSS THE BOOK OF THE MONTH BUT ALSO OPEN THEIR MINDS TO WORLDLY KNOWLEDGE. I WAS ALSO PART OF BOUKAN TEAM. A CULTURAL EVENT FOUNDED BUY ANGIE BELL AND NOAMIE SHOWCASING TALENTS OF OUR COUNTRY BUT ALSO WELCOMES ANYONE WITH A TALENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO SHOWCASE IT TO THE WORLD.

FROM MY SHOWS, I DEVELOPED SOMETHING IN ME THAT I’VE BEEN WANTED TO DO FOR YEARS AND I RECENTLY DID, WHICH IS THE BRUNCH. THE PURPOSE OF THE BRUNCH WAS A WAY TO GATHER WOMEN TOGETHER IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S MONTH. MY FIRST TIME HOSTING A BRUNCH AND I MUST SAY, I WAS VERY PROUD OF MYSELF AND HOW IT TURNED OUT, IT FEELS GOOD TO SEE WOMEN STICKING UP TOGETHER AND DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE.

I RECENTLY STARTED MY NEW BLOG AS WELL “THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI” WHICH TALKS ABOUT “LIFE, FAMILY, FASHION” MY BLOG IS SOMETHING THAT I DO JUST TO KEEP MY AUDIENCE INTERESTED IN WHAT I DO AND TO ALSO TEACH THEM MORE AND MORE ABOUT THOSE 3 IMPORTANT THINGS I MENTIONED EARLIER. I LIKE TO WRITE AND I’M GLAD I CAN CONNECT WITH MY FANS THAT WAY.

BESIDES MY BUSINESS WORLD, I AM ALSO A MOM AND A WIFE. I RECENTLY GOT MARRIED TO MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE A LITTLE ONE WHO’S ABOUT TO BE 2 YEARS OLD SOON. GOD HAS BLESSED ME SO MUCH. IT’S NOT EASY TO BALANCE EVERYTHING. I GET OVERWHELMED AT TIMES, BUT I ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO PRAY AND ASK GOD FOR STRENGTH.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS NEVER EASY; YOU MUST KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND GO FOR IT. THERE WILL BE CURVES, THERE WILL BE TEARS, PEOPLE WILL GIVE UP ON YOU BUT AS LONG AS YOU HAVE GOD AND YOU DON’T GIVE UP ON YOURSELF, THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON MY LINE. I DON’T HAVE A DATE ON WHEN IT WIL BE READY BUT STAY TUNED. KEP DREAMING, KEEP WORKING HARD, IT WILL PAY OFF ONE DAY.