After my recent move (back) to Los Angeles I started receiving messages “I’m so glad you’re doing great in LA!” “Things are going so well for you!” all the while laying on my bed debilitated from a handful of health issues inside. Baffled by these messages I came to realize that social networks had given the impression of a lifestyle that wasn’t really happening on the inside as well as a norm that people expected from me. While I try very hard to curate an authentic online (taking photos in the moment, when it feels right, etc not a fan of staging) I realized by leaving stuff out, I was actually not being honest. That said, as a freelancer my online sometimes blur the line between personal & business, so not every space was always practical for sharing. But by not documenting my challenges at all people had no idea what I was going through. As someone with long term health problems, pushing through was the norm for me. As those with longterm issues know, there is a point where people want you to be “better” & life goes on. It’s how I survived & maintained.
So last week I decided to experiment & began talking more on FB (what has turned into a small collective of peers and sometimes just a great personalized version of Yelp, ha!) for support & advice in what I was going through with my health challenges. I began to feel less alone, isolated & got some great advice.
This week as I spoke to my business coach (while laid out on the couch from another ailment) we started to go a bit deeper. Could I share this process with more people? Could this be a piece of my life, as well? Versus just the presentation of creation, launching & expression? The answer is, of course: Yes.
So, here’s where I begin and I hope you join me :) Thanks for watching