Wow, it’s hard to believe that it’s been a whole year since the start of Imperfectly B! Time stays flying by.
First off, I have to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to each and every one of who read and support and share this site of mine! I don’t say it enough, but it means the absolute world to me, I promise. Yes, I’m building this new brand, but it’s much more important for me to inspire and positively impact others, and pass along more good vibes in this crazy world we live in. I hope I’ve done that in some way for each of you.
As I’ve opened up about before, I started this site at a pretty rough time in my life. I was all over the place mentally when it came to feelings about my career, my relationship, and my home life. I was losing love and inspiration for my entertainment site, The Spotlight, and I was struggling still with losing both my grandmother and aunt in 2015 and 2016. I put on a good front for most people, but my immediate family knew I wasn’t good. I held a lot in to the point of exploding at random sometimes. Underneath the facade, I was so angry, hurt, and bitter about it all, and couldn’t recognize the person I was becoming. I still have bad moments about some things, but it’s gotten a lot better, thank God.
After months of feeling uninspired and unmotivated, I felt led by God to give up Spotlight and to start this site. Sure, there are a million and one inspirational speakers, positive websites, etc. out there. But I NEEDED something positive of my own. Plus, I felt that the more positivity that’s out there, the better. And if someone could learn from my bad times and screw ups, that would be amazing too. So I sought to share stories that made me smile and laugh, music and videos that motivate me, and my own life lessons that I hoped would push others to be better. Over the past year, I’ve gotten great feedback and support, and I’m so proud of that.
As always though, I have to be real about my failures and mistakes, too. This site and my work and always will be, IMPERFECT. There have definitely been times that I’ve messed up or dropped the ball when it came to posting. Admittedly, I still struggle with insecurities and feelings of inadequacy, too. Looking back at this year forced me to take a good, strong look at the things I did miss out on or didn’t do because I wasn’t as courageous as I should’ve been. Just like myself, Imperfectly B is a continued work in progress. However, the site is still progressing and that’s what matters to me.
I’ve learned a lot about myself even over this past year, and pushed myself to do better. Blog wise, I’ve learned to streamline my editorial and social media processes for easier posting, and to put myself out there more and more. As far as my personal life goes, I’ve learned to not let little things get me so flustered, to trust in the timing of my life, and, no matter how many times I fall, to get back up swinging. I’m stronger and more determined that I was even a year ago this time, and even more dedicated to using my gift of writing to positively impact others. Again, I thank you all so much for rocking with me, and I hope I have been able to make your days a little better with this site. That’s what I truly wanted in the first place.
Happy one-year anniversary, Imperfectly B…I’m hoping for many more!