Shine Bright

 

 

 

Does anyone else ever struggle with what they post on social media? Or how much they post? I never know if what I’m posting is annoying or if I post too much. I hate to admit it but I can get a little caught up by this because I worry that I’m somewhat annoying to others and I don’t want to be. However, time and time again I’m told to not worry about what other people think and to just do what I want. Do what makes me happy. It’s a form of self expression, right? We must do what feels right, what makes us happy and what makes us feel at peace. I’m really working on all of the above. Finding things that bring me joy and help me enjoy life because honestly, I feel like all I do is work. I’m stressed out about 99.9% of the time and I know I’m not really enjoying life the way I should be. I just feel like I’m walking around in a fog all the time. So not cool! Anyone else feel that way?

Being a small business owner, I feel like you’ve got to stay relevant which means you have to post often to keep people engaged and to help get your name out there. Recently, I decided to venture away a bit from the bakery. I become a Stella & Dot stylist. I love their stuff. I have a lot of their jewelry already so why not start selling it? It’s something fun for me and I love being around people. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a talker and I can talk a lot. Yes, I also get caught up wondering whether or not I talk too much, but ya know what…that’s me. Can’t change it and why should I? I mean really, why should we change what makes us who we are?

Do I post this picture of myself which shows my new Stella & Dot jewelry? Do I remind people that I’m now a stylist for Stella & Dot? Should I post a picture of the cupcake I just made? Will people think I’m vain because I took a selfie? Do I start this blog again and really go for it this time? You see…it’s exhausting. Stop the madness! If you have a passion for something, go for it. If you talk a lot, keep talking. If you feel good about yourself and want to take a selfie, take the damn selfie. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there a little bit and show the world who you are, what you’ve been through, and where you plan on going. Don’t be afraid to shine!

I started this blog Frosted Chaos well over a year ago. Sadly, it fell by the wayside because I was overwhelmed and too busy with the bakery. I decided to start blogging again because it’s therapeutic for me and writing makes me feel good. It’s something I truly enjoy. I wasn’t really taking care of me, ya know? I think most of us have a tendency to put ourselves last. I figured it was time to get back to blogging. Time to start living more and doing more of what makes me feel alive.

I am someone who enjoys connecting with others. I have gotten through tough times being able to connect with someone or relate to someone who was going through a similar situation. Whether I was reading about their story online, in a book, or speaking to them in person, I didn’t feel alone and I felt understood. That’s what I want to do. I open myself up to others because I always say that if I reach one person, if I’m able to make one person feel like they’re not alone and they can relate on some level, then it’s worth it. I love the people that are real and who can just put it all out there. Flaws and all. My dad always says to me with a laugh, “you share too much, you let too many people know what you’re thinking, what you’re feeling. But I wouldn’t want you to change.”

I just now realized that majority of the time what I’m writing/saying/putting out there is exactly what I need to hear at that exact moment. Isn’t it funny how that works out? I also realized I rambled on and on about a lot of random things which I will most likely do in this blog, so I will apologize now. Bottom line is, or should I say the take away in all of this…do what makes you happy. Get out there, find your joy and shine bright!

As always, thank you for taking the time to read. Be kind to yourself.

-Ange

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