Digital Influencing Is Not my Jam !
Ever get caught up in the HYPE of what’s trending? I did. After a year of having entered the world of Digital Influencing by blogging and reviewing skin care products, makeup favorites, curly hair care products, and fashion trends, I realized, Digital Influencing is not my JAM! For the last 3 months you may have noticed that I have gone MIA on my blog. I initially did not know why, and chalked it up to WRITERS BLOG and lack of INSPIRATION. The interesting thing was, I wasn’t missing it. This last month, I had to circle back on advice I often give to people. People at work, my family, my friends and even random strangers. The advice is, in order to live your life’s purpose, and live your ” BEST LIFE” you have to do what you LOVE. I ask, what is the thing you would do for FREE all day? That thing that you love so much, you would not care if no one paid you to do. That is your PURPOSE ! You are so happy doing ” IT ” that time fly’s by, and you’re not the lease bit exhausted but instead, you’re energized. I wasn’t doing that anymore, and that was the problem, that was the ” WRITERS BLOCK”
I’M A GOAL DIGGER- NOT A INSTAGRAM CELEBRITY
Those of you who know me personally know that I am the GOAL COACHER, not a digital influencer /instagram celebrity wanna-be! You come to me feeling like you can’t do something, and by the time we’re done chatting, you feel like you could RULE the world! That is my GOD giving gift, I’ve always had it. However, I wasn’t always so good at flipping the script for myself. My work for the last few years has been OWNING my gifts and taking my own advice. I have a nack for pushing others out of their comfort zone and going after their dreams, but for me, not so much.
WHEN FEARS CREEPS IN
I have had so many obstacles thrown my way that I could write a book ( and I intend too ). I have worked really hard at accepting and believing in myself. As long as I made others feel good about themselves and their dreams, that was all that mattered to me. That is the trapped that I found myself in so many times. Then one day out of the blue, my higher power whispered to me, what about you? You see, I am really good at creating my own blocks/distractions. Which I really create out of fear, not any real fear, but things I created from a place of not feeling good enough. Makes no sense, but remember FEAR is liar, and never makes any real sense.
WHAT FORTY PLUS TEN REALLY INTENDED TO DO
The block I created was, creating Forty Plus Ten as a fashion-beauty-lifestyle Blog. My thought was, I will create a digital following based on what people are really interested in and then sprinkle in the content that I really want to talk about. Don’t get me wrong, I love trying new products and I LOVE anything FASHION. But, that’s not what fills me up, inspiring and motivating people to live their life’s purpose is what I am really ” OBSESSED” with. My fear was, maybe people would not be interested in finding their truth or hearing from me. I mean who am I to speak on this? I even went as far as to created a 2nd instagram feed at _the_truth_within I legit needed some presence of what I really love on social media. I know, so crazy !
Thank goodness that self reflection is a regular routine for me. Even when, I turn my head away from the truth, I cannot help but turn back. I have to be authentically who I am and I always come back to that. So, no I haven’t had writers block nor have I been un-inspired. I just accepted that I did not created Forty Plus Ten to be another fashion Blog. I created it to be a place of truth, and real-ness , inspiration and motivation. For women to identify their life purpose, or find it again if they had lost it in the mist of raising families and to really do what brings them true JOY and HAPPINESS.
EXPECTATIONS & INTENTIONS
Maybe people will be inspired, maybe they won’t.. but what I do know is, I will be doing what makes me HAPPY, and that is being a beneficial presence on this planet, being of service and in turn, living my ” best life “. What can you now expect from Forty Plus Ten? You can expect less ” beauty stuff ” and more life -changing inspo. I will leave the makeup, skin care and fashion to the influencers who have that handled. I will stay in my lane and create content on things that make me feel most impactful and inspiring. There are many other things I feel like I should be speaking too.. This last week we lost 2 seemly ” happy” and ” successful” people to suicide, and we where all shocked, rightful so! Clearly there is a BIGGER conversation that we need to be engaged in and I want to use my platform to be helpful were I think it matters.
My intention for Forty Plus Ten is to be a space for us to share our thoughts , feelings, successes and challenges. A place for thought-provoking conversations to go down and to collectively create change and shine light were it’s dark.
I welcome you all and thank you for being here,
Be Well, Andrinique