I was super excited to finally be putting my "brand" and myself out there!
Then, at the end of the month, it was like I got punched in the gut. Everything just came to a standstill.
All the momentum I thought I was building disappeared.
Some classes I had scheduled didn't work out as planned.
Merchandise didn't move the way I expected it to.
And writing my next blog post was a complete struggle.
It was like I set my expectations too high and I was failing before I even really started.
For awhile, a big part of the reason I never fully committed to my brand was because I feared failure. And when this recent momentum shifted, that feeling came back and hit me like a ton of bricks.
While trying to force myself to blog about other things to have some content to share, I simply decided to talk about this.
I think on some level for those of us who are creating content and branding ourselves we hit these lows where we doubt what we're actually doing. We question if this is really worth the headache and stress. I mean, at least for me, it's definitely been that way. Apart of me always thinks, "I'm a nurse, I can just stick with that because that's the easy way out.".
But I'm not running from this fear of failure or even this shift in momentum. I'm using it to reevaluate and try again. I know I'm genuine with my intentions and what I want to share. And in time, I will reap the benefits of that. I just have to allow myself to be patient and not expect things to happen all at once.
AND, by no means is this post meant to be a pity party or to deter anyone from pursuing their own goals. I have always been pretty transparent with things I'm doing and going through and I will continue to be that way. It's very easy to only share the ups and good things we accomplish without showing the lows. That in itself can be discouraging when someone DOES hit a low point.
So, for those of you riding this wave with me, THANK YOU! And, just bare with me.
Regular teaching schedules will be coming.
More content will be on my website and YouTube channel.