Why You Shouldn't Aim To Be An Influencer

I’ve been sitting on this draft for over a month, but I haven’t been willing to hit “publish.” Why?

Because, I guess, everyone wants to be an influencer. And who am I to tell them what not to do? I’m the type of person who does not do well when told what to do. I know better than to pretend I have any sway over how people live their lives. That’s because I’m emphatically NOT an influencer.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Isn’t it weird that we refer to winter as the “holiday season”? There are literally holidays every month of the year, and that’s not counting fake holidays like #NationalPuppyDay (my favorite).

Though you don’t get work off for Mother’s Day, it is still a holiday. Especially for your mom. Even if she knows that you love her every other day of the year. It’s one of those weird things about life: you can give gifts all through the year, but if you don’t give a birthday gift, you’re seen as forgetful or *gulp* uncaring.

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Pep Talk: How To Stay Creative

I thought once I quit my corporate 9-5 job that my fear of Mondays would vanish. I imagined all sorts of things that would happen when I would finally be working for myself. I’d be able to wake up early to work on what I wanted, have time to do yoga, make a bomb breakfast, and journal or meditate. All while money just kept climbing into my bank account.

If you’re going to tell me that I was under some grand illusions, I’ve already beaten you to it.

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8 Things You Can Do Instead of Scroll

And, there are so many other things you can get satisfaction from, instead of just realizing an hour of your time was just spent living vicariously through someone else’s perfectly curated kitchen pics (so good, though). In the spirit of using my free time a little more productively, I decided to make a list of things I could do when I had some free time to relax. Do you do any of these?

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How To Write For Instagram

I’ve been working as a social media marketer for a while now, and I’ve always had great growth and engagement for my clients. Even when Facebook became more of a pay-to-play platform, I got great organic results when some of my peers were struggling to explain poor performance to their clients when I was agency-based. I think most of the time I was getting great results wasn’t because I got lucky with great clients. It was because I was paying attention to who I was writing for, and I dialed in to an authentic voice.

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Crystal Clear: How to Get into Crystals

Ultimately, it’s easier and probably better to decide. Though, with crystals you can’t just come back in a week and find the one you’ve been dreaming of. Even though they come in bulk, every single one is unique. That little swirl that catches your eye. The little cluster of sparkles that looks like a tree won’t be on any others. So, here are my tips for how to find the right crystal.

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My Business Goals for 2019

I spun my wheels for a while, but finally got to the point where I took myself seriously. For many of us, it’s easier to work hard for someone else, but not so easy to work hard for ourselves. I’m so glad I figured out that I was worth the investment. Though it took me a while, I’m here. And I’m ready to hit the ground running. So, here are my business goals for the remainder of 2019:

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Social Media Writing Tips: Get A Persona

If you’re just starting a business, you could be winging it or researching your heart out. At the beginning, it seems a million decisions have to be made before you can start making money. That quick idea turns into hours of wondering who your brand is serving, what colors represent your brand, and how you position yourself in the market. If you’re still stuck toward the beginning in brand-identification mode, here are two things that may help you get back to making moves, at least when it comes to writing.

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Skincare: Is It An Addiction?

New information about the links between stress and acne are coming out, and though relaxation tips still seem to take a backseat to products, it’s a good piece of the puzzle to understand. And if you’re obsessed with learning about skin, you can let that obsession destroy your self esteem. Stress can lead to acne, which can lead you to stress out more.

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Meditation: To App or Not To App

I’ve tried a few apps to help with meditation, and I’ve tried meditating on my own. Just with me. And, honestly, I’m not sure they’re even comparable. It’s like comparing doing yoga in your room with a YouTube video to going to a class with a teacher who walks around the room and corrects your alignment.

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Sunset at Park Güell

If you’re expecting to follow the line of people to find Park Güell, you’re going to be disappointed. As an American, I’m used to following lines and sniffing out where they lead. Sometimes it leads to a fun discovery, like Shakespeare in the Park. I’ve waited patiently for almost an hour just to ride a rollercoaster in Southern California, and I’ve stood in curving lines staring at my phone while I anxiously anticipated the taste of cereal milk ice cream.

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Currently Obsessed With: Sustainable Brands

I’m not a minimalist, but I am trying to curate my ability to tell good quality in clothing so I can make better decisions. The way I see it, I may not be able to totally replace my wardrobe with organic cotton t-shirts and shoes made by small artisan-owned companies but I can try to make smarter decisions starting now.

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