I remember seeing engagement rings up and down my timeline before my husband proposed. I would text my best friend with snippy comments about how it had to stop and she would tell me about the 5 other engagements that popped up on her timeline as well. We’d both been in long-term relationships, hers longer than mine, with men who definitely expressed that they wanted to get married. So clearly they were waiting for the right things. Clearly starting with the cash that it takes to buy a ring.
Depending on the day of the week, you may get varying opinions on whether social media is in fact, real. Often referred to as a highlight reel, it can seem that there is a lack of the full picture when it comes to the totality of what life truly encompasses. Which we all know is both the up, down, and in between. But no matter where you stand on that particular thought, the reality is that social media has the ability to lead to some very real life opportunities.
One of my biggest fears has always been being ordinary. I mean from the time I was a little girl I always wanted to stand out. I wanted to shine, but was always slightly afraid of what that meant. I felt like I was destined for something bigger than myself with no rhyme or reason to support it. I just wanted to be seen, to be impactful, to have something to say.
We are all telling a story about ourselves online. The question is, how in control are you over your story? We get caught up in branding, ignoring the fact that a brand is truly just a story attached to a particular product or company. In this case, as the writer, you are the brand. What story are you telling?
On Jan. 9, I was asked to be a part of a dynamic panel as a part of the Moguls in Media event that was hosted by Darcel Laurie in Philadelphia. It was a phenomenal evening and the room was filled with such positive and driven women. Panels will always leave you with a resounding thought and this time around for me, it was the stock that we put into social media. I forget how exactly it came out, but I had to blurt out “Social media is a tool!” And so I figured I would elaborate on the blog.