A She, Confident Quickie
Yesterday someone mentioned that I was attempting to become an ‘influencer’ and the reference hasn’t really settled in a good place with me. Don’t get me wrong here, I think it is super duper cool that the opportunity to use social media to persuade people to think, act, and mostly purchase like you do and turn that into a profitable business exists. It’s just, that’s not what I’m all about. Here are my thoughts on influencing vs. inspiring.
I don’t want to influence anyone to be exactly like me. I want to inspire people to be exactly like themselves and to be really freaking happy doing it. Yes, I will occasionally post about tacos or hair dryers that I love because I think you will love them too, but what I really hope you will find in this space is the freedom and confidence to explore who YOU really are.
I’ve spent a long time in my life thinking if I acted a certain way or spoke a certain way I would be able to ‘fit in’ or be worthier or more loveable or whatever. I’m over that now. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I’m really great just the way I am. What I have to say is valid. I have a gift to help others see that who they truly are is much better than who they think society needs them to be.
So, I guess, at the end of the day if you’re going to refer to me as an influencer I want it to be that I influenced you to aspire to be exactly like a fully confident version of yourself. Happier, healthier, and maybe with better hair.