Hey SSB Fam!
So, this past Friday I was invited by Ipsy to Creator Day 2018. This is my second Creator Day invite and I am so grateful. I’m exhausted too, but I wanted to stay up and write this post in real time HAHA. Every year Gen Beauty comes around and each time I take time to reflect. Not reflect on my subscriber count, how I “leveled up”, but just self-growth.
I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but I have been blogging for five years now. I feels like a long time, however I changed my purpose and finally got settled into who I am in the blog world about two years ago. You guys know that my main focus in’t beauty. I love a good (well, great) beat, but I know that life is so much more. I refuse to be “that influencer” posting multiple perfect photos with no substance. My faith, encouraging people and inspiring people means a lot to me.
However was that always comfortable to say? No.
You see, I always felt like the odd ball when I would give people my business card that had a cross and a scripture. I definitely thought to myself, “maybe this isn’t my space- being a faith beauty lifestyle blogger“. It wasn’t that I was denying God, but I felt that I had to keep the two separate. This time around, I was so confident when telling people about what I do (my faith included). Brands actually loved that I was able to incorporate my faith and was curious as to how I do so.
I say this to say, be secure in who you are. Just like the word says “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”. I would be crazy to gain a whole bunch of followers, yet lose the most important part of myself. I want to represent me and encourage others along the way. If that is not a brand or person’s cup of tea, so be it. Purpose needs to drive what I do. It’s the reason why I started this blog, why I share my struggles, the reason why I teach today.
It was definitely the Holy Spirit’s work within me that caused me to be this confident and secure in SoulStyleBeauty. I may not be the biggest influencer, but I sure will be helping others with what I do. I encourage you guys to have a why behind what you do and continuously visit that. Be Encouraged!
Keep fighting daily.