Who else feels like starting fresh is just as much exciting as it is terrifying?
I feel as though I often underestimate the learning curve when I try new things - especially techy things for my business - because I assume I should already know what I'm doing. (Lol... yeah, no pressure right?) I mean, I know we all start somewhere, and I know that others who are doing "well" started out just like I am... but it never ceases to amaze me how much expectation I put on my ability to adapt and excel.
3 Things my Instagram account taught my about myself, that really made me laugh, are these:
#1 I as mentioned above - everyone starts somewhere and I am very aware that I do not have it all figured out. Heck, I admit that all the time because it's true!
Here are a few posts from my Instagram that clearly make note of my higher than average expectation for myself.
Look what I wrote back on December 9, 2015:
And then again on Feb 28, 2016...
annnnd then again on Feb 6, 2017.
Relax and chill already! We're all exactly where we should be.
#2 I write really good "note to selfs" :P Like, if I were anyone else - I would totally write it on a sticky note and add it to my daily mantras. BUT! alas... I tend to forget just as soon as I've written it.
Post from January 24, 2017...
And again on April 19, 2017...
So, NOTE TO SELF: listen to self.
#3 Celebration has never been my strong point - I'm always looking for the next path to where I want to go, rather than stopping for a brief second and realizing what I just went thru was fucking amazing! I know I'm not alone with that, it's an issue among many of us ladies.. Am I right?
Typically, we might send a text - or maybe a funny meme to our bestie - and move on with our day. Or MAYBE - call our one friend (who is sincerely happy when good things happen for us) to let them in on the accomplishments. I mean, I'm not speaking for everyone - but to me this is kinda pitiful! We owe ourselves the love - and cheerleading - we so freely give to other people.
My most popular post - ever! - makes me think I should plan to celebrate and "let loose" a little more. It also makes me laugh because I was literally dancing half naked - which is something I don't do enough of apparently. :P
You'll have to click this link to see which Instagram post made it to the top my 2017 Instagram Insight charts ---- by a LONG shot!
Moral of this story? Sometimes we need to look back to see how far we've come (and celebrate!!!)... but sometimes we need to look back to realize that we're still stuck in the same place. Maybe now is the right time to finally bust thru that proverbial ceiling and go for it?!
What do you think?? Have you swiped through your old posts lately to see what common thread takes place? Do you tend to share a lot, or not much at all?
Join me on Instagram and send me a DM to let me know what you thought of this blog post! I have a strong urge/need to write write write this year, and I wanted to find a way to make it all work together without spending every night writing captions, blogs and emails... (Work smarter not longer right??.... or...harder? :| Maybe its the millennial in me! LOL)
Let me know if you're curious about what I'm up to!
PS - take a peek at my Instagram profile/grid to see the new look taking shape!