I’ve been in a deep place of introspection the last few months. In some ways it’s been a bit of an existential “crisis”, except without an actual crisis. It was more of an opportunity. An existential opportunity? Did I just coin that?
Okay, moving on. Lately, I have been reflecting on my platform, my “influence”, my creative outlets and projects, my passions, my entrepreneurship and my blogging journey and the place where all of those things diverge. For the longest time, I’ve lived compartmentalized. I worked in heavy settings where chronic mental illness and addiction was the norm, while at the same time blogging and showing up online to showcase the light, pretty parts of life. During that time, this was what I needed. I had one foot in each of these worlds and the separation was a necessary survival mechanism. My work and hobbies had zero crossover and I liked it that way.
But back in March, I stepped away from that job and began something new. You can read more about that here if you’re interested. For the first time ever, I felt this pull to start a real-life business as a career. Entrepreneurship was something that I had always felt a pull to; honestly, since I was a kid and I was winning awards for selling the most chocolate bars at the school fundraiser and starting mini “clubs” that my friends had to pay dues to join.
The more I fully immersed myself in learning about all things entrepreneurship, the more excited and passionate I became. I realized that the world is truly my oyster. That there are no limits to what can be done (beyond the boundaries I choose for myself) and what I create can grow and shift as I grow and shift. What. A. Gift.
And then it clicked. THAT is what I want to share more of. THAT is what makes me unique and different from all the other blogs/businesses/Instagram accounts. I am a licensed mental health professional, a clinical counsellor, a business owner, an entrepreneur, a creative AND I’m obsessed with beautiful aesthetics, interiors, and lifestyle content. I don’t know anyone else out there like that. And I’m certain that so many will resonate with what I have to share.
So here is what you can expect on the blog from here on out.
There will still be the light content – the recipes, the cocktails, the interior tips, the roundups, the book recommendations. BUT there will also be more real life. I’m going to talk more about mental health issues that impact women. I’m going to talk about my struggles and wins as a new entrepreneur. I’m going to talk about growing your own sphere of influence. I’m going to give tips and tricks for utilizing Instagram for your businesses. I’m going to talk about relationships. I’m going to invite other women to contribute their expertise and perspective (please reach out if you’re interested!). I’m going to talk about more real issues that impact us all. Because as much as I love the light, I also deeply value the real. So from here on out, you’ll see both.
I hope that you’re here for the shift. I have this vision of creating a community of women (online for now, but maybe in person one day too??) who speak truthfully and vulnerably, who cheer each other on and pick each other up, who share tips and tricks with other women so we all move ahead.
Thank you so much for reading and for being here. I’m so excited for what is ahead. Xx