Welcome to my blog!
I have been contemplating writing a blog in addition to all the business stuff that I do. I used to write a lot. I grew up with a journal and always wrote in it. I remember my senior year my journal was a purple three ring binder. Writing has always been a great outlet for me. I love writing things. Lately, it seems like all I write is lists. Mostly to-do lists.
Sometimes I write lists of stuff I've already done just so I can have the satisfaction of crossing things off. Haha! I'm also a HUGE planner person and find that one of my favorite days of the week is when I sit down and "play with my planner" and get things down on paper with fun colored pens and then I add stickers. I feel accomplished.
So my topic this month is social media. Grrrrr..... it is so much work keeping up with social media when that is how your business works. I wish I could log onto Facebook and ONLY see my Tula's FB Group and wouldn't see all of the other stuff. The reason why this is bothering me so bad lately is because of all the negative things. Just last week, my husband was blasted on FB for the way he handled a discipline issue on the school bus. Like why? Why is that anyone else's business but the school and the people involved? And the hate on FB......ugh ...... I follow The Today Show and I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT that the first comment I will read is a negative one. Man, people just have a lot to say about others don't they.....
Another thing about social media is the comparison of ourselves to others. "Be you, not them." I am still a work in progress when it comes to that. I find myself comparing myself to one particular woman and one particular business. Every. Single. Day! Why??? Why can't I just feel comfortable in my own skin and feel successful in my own business? And I know I am not alone. I would be willing to bet the woman and the business I compare myself to are doing the same thing I am... Being a woman is so hard!
I'm sure you've seen it... there's a meme/quote floating out there about ALL the things us woman have to do. Eat healthy, drink water, get enough sleep, make sure the house is cleaned, laundry, food on the table, read with the kids, maintain your friendships, have sex with your partner, don't watch too much TV, make sure to get your exercise in.... my goodness!!!!! WTF!
So I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I'm addicted to it and I almost have to be because of the type of industry I am in. I guess the bottom line (my dad says that all the time) is that we just have to wake up every single morning with the thought ... "today, I am going to do the best I can." Whether that be sleeping in until noon, or getting up to do your one hour treadmill workout, or getting your grocery shopping done..... and all the while knowing that we are not alone! There are so many women that are struggling with the same thoughts I am. But remember this - YOU ARE ENOUGH.... and so am I.
Actual footage of me looking at someone else and comparing myself to them....