The Struggle Is Real
After a ton of work, lots of learning and A LOT of help & guidance from some incredible designers, our website is LIVE! I just cannot get over it! We have an actual real website! I know that may not seem like a big deal to most people, but for me, it's HUGE! Don’t get me wrong, I love learning, but when it comes to technology, I get so intimidated that I have a tendency to freeze. It's just not in my make up to naturally communicate in this way. I’m an in-person, look you in the eye kind of person so this was a legit struggle.
I think part of the struggle is that putting personal info about yourself out there for anyone to see is incredibly scary. I realize that our website is not just about personal information but for me, design is personal; everything is personal. It’s a reflection of me, my style, my beliefs, my values, my core. When I am sharing this with someone face-to-face, I can get a sense for them, find common ground and have a natural conversation. It’s not just about, well, me.
I follow several incredible people on social media who are soooo good at communicating with their audience. They seem to know exactly who they are within that context. But sometimes it just doesn’t seem real. You know? My life is definitely not filtered in any sense of the word even though, almost all of my posts are. Most days, I am a complete mess. I’m not the business owner who is constantly posting on all social media channels, making reels, doing DIY projects or understands algorithms. I’m not the Mom who is making videos with her kids in matching outfits or cooking amazing meals in a spotless home. So who am I on here? Where do I fit in? And that is tough.
So, as I move forward, get with the times and figure out who I am in this context, I hope you’ll bear with me. Because despite all of my fears and reservations, I could not be more excited to start this new journey with you.