Being My Authentic Self
These past few months my career has really taken off, and I am truly in awe and grateful that all my hard work is paying off. I am now doing the things I was dreaming about when I first started. Although there are plenty of moments that don't go exactly the way as planned, I continue to learn and grow everyday. I also happen to be dealing with depression and anxiety. I used to be embarrassed to say this. I was afraid of the stigmitization attached to mental health issues. I was afraid that it showed some sort of weakness and that people wouldn't want to work with me because they might believe that I couldn't get the job done.
These past few of months have also been particularly hard because my dog, Coco, passed away. She and I were by each other's side for nine years, and she was my constant source of comfort, love, and friendship. I miss her everyday, and her absence has since left me feeling empty and uninspired.
I have thinking about my content for a while, and thinking about what to write in these blog posts so that I can continue to not only help you achieve your social media goals but to help you and your business thrive. I have lists of brainstormed ideas but just couldn't bring myself to write them because the passion and the fun just wasn't there. Maybe it's because they didn't really seem to reflect how I was feeling on the inside. I did have those moments where I thought I might be able to half-ass the posts but the advice I give to you and my clients is always to be genuine. Your audience can feel when it's real and will be turned off when it's not.
I wasn't really sure where to go from here and was absolutely hesitant about sharing this because I felt that maybe it was 'off-brand'. But I have decided that I am my brand, and I need to continue to explore these things and feelings when they come up. I feel the need to share so I am going to start to head in that direction for now.
I will still be sharing loads of useful tips so that you can stay on top of your social media game, (I'm actually writing a post right now about how to create a content calendar) but I'm also going to share more about me, and life running a business. I am hoping that this will resonate with other small business owners who may feel like they are in a rut or alone. My goal is to be as helpful as possible, but to also stay true by showing you the good, the bad, the whatever happens to be inspiring to me at the moment.
I have planned a small trip with some of my closet friends which I'm leaving for soon, and will no doubt be sharing that with you. This is the first thing I have really looked forward to in months. I need time to recharge, to explore and marvel at the world, to heal, and to honor Coco. I am hoping to get a little bit of my groove back.
I appreciate you reading this, and I'm excited to see where it goes. I always want to hear your thoughts, and I welcome any questions you may have so leave them in the comments below or you can email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chat soon!