We are fed it every single day on the Internet. The lies, the fake smiles, the "I'm better than you because I have more money, followers, or likes." We get it. You can stop now. Let's get real here. We all talk about being authentic, but how many of us are actually living it. How many of us wake up everyday and present our true selves? Do you? Yes the photos on our feeds represent a pretty picture of perfection, but that's why it's important to share the real and the raw also
Dear almost lover, I still think about you from time to time. I wonder what we could have been. I wonder how our relationship would have formed. What bothers me the most is that my feelings never changed, but our circumstances would not allow us to be together. When I first met you, I appreciated how bold you were, how forward you were about your feelings for me, and how you jumped in head first. I wasn't like that after all that I've been through. You said you were different
UGH Her feed is better than mine. How come I didn’t think of that? Why am I not more creative? I should have done that too. I’m so behind. The above statements have been uttered by yours truly a few times over the last week. In creative business, in small business, and in life, it’s tough not to get discouraged at times. I get frustrated. I let comparison ruin some days. I lose my mind a little on some days. I’m human. My emotions can sway my confidence. My hormones fluctuate
When asked what you fear most, what comes to mind? Spiders? Public speaking? Not finding true love? We all have different fears, and various reasons for having them. Often our fears are locked tightly away somewhere in the back of our minds, and only come out to play when their safe hiding place might be threatened. Many of us have had to face our biggest fears, but some of us live with them hidden just beneath the shadows. What do I fear most? Failure. For most of my life I
Some of you have been following me for a while, and some of you have just joined my journey with J. Isabel Designs. Admittedly, you have all been a big inspiration and some of my most powerful motivation. This journey has been tough, but one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences at the same time. To be able to do something that you love, and express yourself creatively is a gift that I will not take for granted. I have been in business for almost a year and a half no
What does being authentic really mean? Does it mean doing what everyone else does and calling it unique? No. Does it mean stealing another's ideas and claiming them as your own? No. Being authentic means being real and genuine. It means being you. There is only one of you. One of you with your ideas. One of you with your eyes, and your smile, and your thoughts, and your emotions. That is the you that you should share with the world. Who really wants to see a bunch of copies?