Meet my friend, social media — the one relationship that manages to push me forward and hold me back at the same time and the one that I have a true love-hate relationship with. You may have noticed my absence of blogging for over a month now. Where have I been? How have I been feeling? Well, I did something I never thought I’d realistically be able to do. I took a break from my good friend social media. And guess what? I actually liked it. That’s not to say I didn’t miss my friends and the honest social connections I have made throughout my blogging journey. However, I knew that if I was going to continue this job that I truly love so much, that I needed to take a creative break. I’d like to say that this social media break was for my followers so that I can keep producing great content, but I will be fully honest with you: it was for myself so that I can move forward in this journey of building and accomplishing my dreams daily.
Something not many people know about me — I’m an introvert. Yes, I said it! I am much more energized from spending time alone. It does not mean I’m not social, however! I love people and attending social events, but when I get home from them I am drained. Completely. At times, the anxiety I get from knowing how exhausting it’s going to be has kept me from going to events. Surprisingly, many do not know this about me, because I appear extroverted in these events. I approach these events with a smile and confidence. It’s taken me a while to build up to this and to be honest, I’m still practicing it. When it came time for me to attend three days of social events at Bellevue Fashion Week I knew I needed to be at my best. With a few secrets to success that helped me get through all the socializing, I decided to share these seven tips with you.
Confession time: I’ve been dealing with some serious writer’s block lately. I’ve tried the normal techniques for overcoming writer’s block, but the depth of this issue goes back six months to a truly heartbreaking event that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I’ve been too scared to share it with the world, embarrassed at times at the thought that it happened to me, and have chosen to only share it with a select few. Today that changes. I am facing my fears and choosing to share my story in hopes to remain fully open about who I am and the person behind this blog. After all, I always promise authenticity in everything that I write. The only way I know how to face this fear is head on, so today I am sharing a personal post about what I’ve been struggling with over the past six months.