I’ve been carving out time within the last week to revisit what I’ve done the past year, what I can do differently moving forward and how I can continue to add value to not only my life, but those around me. I understand the fact that I’m building a brand on the internet, and that the internet is a visual place, but the last thing I want is to be just another pretty face floating around on it. In fact, I’ve met people in person who are actually impressed that I can hold a decent conversation. The questions I’m constantly asking myself are 1) “how can I lead by example while teaching as I learn?” 2) “how can I connect with like-minded women?” and lastly, 3) “how can I help them get better, do better, do more?”. Essentially this blog is for you, as much as it is for me and it’s so important to me that I actually have something to say, as opposed to just posting; which isn’t difficult for me. If you haven’t noticed, I always have something to say.
Because so much of what I do consists of me being on the Internet, I’m on social media a lot. What I do know is, we are lucky to be alive in a time like now. A time where we have technology at our fingertips. It allows us to build businesses, brands, connect with people we would’ve never met and in essence, become whoever we’d want to be. We’re also lucky to be in the midst of a time where women are really doing it. We are the business owners, the politicians, the executives, the lawyers and the doctors. From the outside looking in, we’re beautiful. There’s no shortage of attractive women in 2016 and the proof is right on the explore page of your Instagram app. Wherever you look, you’ll find women with ideal bodies, long hair, lashes and nails and wardrobes you envy. They’ve got luxury cars, bags and lives. Honestly, it blows my mind. They’re allllll pretty. They’re all put together, they’re all making moves. Or at least that’s what it looks like, right?
I’m not here to tell you whether or not I think it’s necessary or appropriate, I’m here to talk about how much more you can be as a woman. Being pretty isn’t enough and quite frankly, you deserve to be so much more. Simply looking good isn’t a good look. What good does it do a woman to be able to dress the part, contour the part, persuade others you are the part when you’re actually aimless and empty? The Snapchat filters are fun and the selfies are flawless, but your value isn’t tied to your aesthetics. We don’t want to assume you’re mouthing the words to every song on camera because you have nothing else to say. What do you have to share with us that’s deeper than the curves you wear? What do you believe in? What’s important to you? Being human, especially a woman, is unbelievably complex. We know there’s more to it than what you allow to look seamless on social media.
Your significance isn’t dependent relationships, your sex appeal, expensive purchases or follows. Don’t be that pretty girl with no substance, who stands for nothing and has nothing valuable to say. You have something to share with others that could change their lives and thoughts. You’re the unique owner of a purpose God specifically gave you that is so much more profound than Instagram likes. I never want my photos to outweigh my passions. Moving forward, here’s to being true to you. Honoring your truths, lifting others up as you get better and committing to do so daily. I’m appreciate the pretty girls who make a difference. Comment below, I’d like to connect!