Finding YOU on the Internet

So it’s no secret that I’ve been less than active on social media lately. And as much as I’m ashamed to admit it, I fell victim to the social media plague that haunts so many people..

I wanted to have the perfect feed, with 100% cohesiveness
I wanted to get all the likes on all the photos
I wanted to make sure that I was seen in a certain way

and it’s all bullshit. I am so proud to say that I live a life that I’m proud of, truly enjoy, and that I truly am happy to wake up everyday and live. But there’s still that 5% of the time that I don’t want to get out of bed all day, that I don’t want to even look at my phone, let alone post on socials, and that I just don’t feel like I’m on my game.

You know those days? May was that day. There was a solid MONTH of that day. I felt off my game all month. I didn’t know what direction I wanted to go in, so I didn’t know what moves to make. Now – don’t get me wrong, May was also great. I am so fortunate to live life with the best friends and family I could dream of, which made me feel worse for not feeling great.

In May – I said hello to so many opportunities and goodbye to Game of Thrones (the hardest goodbye, tbh). But most importantly, I’ve felt this change. I’ve had experiences creatively that have renewed passions, and realized some I thought were benefiting me, that simply weren’t. I also had this realization that I was letting in wayyyy too much noise – but like, why?

Alexa, play IDK by Bruce Wiegner.

Since starting the entrepreneurial rat race, I’ve been told multiple times to only follow accounts that I want to be like or that are “like minded.” But the truth of the matter is, it’s intimidating AF.

I do agree that it’s great to get on insta and see so much inspo from fellow photographers or another Arbonne Consultant, but it’s also so easy to fall into the trap of comparing your work to theirs. Which is SOO DUMMBBB. They aren’t you, they aren’t me – no. one. is. YOU ARE THE ONLY YOU THERE IS!

One more time for the people in the back –

YOU ARE THE ONLY YOU THERE IS!

I’m not building a business and a brand for anyone – but ME. I lost sight of that in a major way. I love helping people build brands that they’re proud of, whether that is through taking photos for them, creating video content or simply by giving my opinion on their instagram feed. BUT I LET MY OWN BRAND FALL TO THE SIDE. Like, what?! No more.

I am so proud of Carolina Gypsy Co. and how far it has come and evolved in only two years and can’t wait to see where it goes from here on out.

Seriously – thank you guys for buying a ticket to the Hot Mess Express that is my brand and business. You’ll never know how much I truly appreciate it.

xo – MB

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