Things are weird right now, aren’t they? Kind of an abrupt way to start off a blog post, but it’s the first and most relevant thing that came to mind when I sat down to right this intro because THINGS ARE WEIRD RIGHT NOW. The global COVID-19 pandemic that’s now caused state-wide mandatory stay-at-home orders, has shut down hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and even more devastating…thousands of lives have been lost. It’s an extremely difficult time right now for all of us. Even those that DO still have their jobs and their health. But one thing that this quarantine has given us is time.
We live in a time where everyone has a platform. To me, it’s both a blessing and a curse. Social media has been overrun with #fakenews and propaganda. While I’m glad that people have an outlet that they may not have had in the past, what used to be used as social networking and sharing platforms, have quickly turned into personal online diaries. A place where people just spew their thoughts on literally everything! Topics in which they would NEVER even consider bringing up in person, face-to-face in front of a friend, colleague, acquaintance or stranger. It’s bizarre! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “I’m taking a social media break” over the last couple of years. In fact, I’d go as far as saying it’s sort of a “trend” in the world of self-care and I know why! The digital landscape out there can be exhausting…
***SPOILER ALERT: It’s really freakin’ hard!***
It’s been seven months since I picked up my life and moved to another state…alone! And while I don’t regret my decision one single ounce, there’s a part of me that wishes things were a little different. Creating a new network, making new friends and putting down roots in a brand new place as a 30-something adult is hard! Though not surprising… as most of you know, I did it 10 years ago when I moved to Boston, but that was different. My network back in New York wasn’t as great back then because I had recently come out of college, and my priorities then were different, too. Now – 10+ years later doing it all again…man.
It’s been seven months. Seven months since I started my business. SO CRAZY, right!?! Maybe not as crazy to you as it is to me, considering I’ve dealt with all things that come along with, but still. It has been an incredible ride so far, and I’ve learned a TON.
I’ve been pretty MIA lately on my blog (you may have noticed), but it’s for good reason! I did something a little crazy a couple weeks ago…I,uh, launched this little thing called a BUSINESS. Yeah. So, needless to say, things have been pretty busy around here lately.😁