Today marks two years of Imperfectly B and it’s truly hard to believe! For the past two years, I’ve been on this imperfect journey of self-love and growth, while attempting to uplift and motivate you all. I’m forever grateful for those of you who are reading, whether you’ve been around since day one or today’s your very first day.
I’ll be honest with you all, though. Over this last year, I’ve somewhat lost my way. I was focusing so much on making Imperfectly B a “brand” that I forgot my true reasons for starting this site. It was always to share positivity and to help people. It was supposed to be about more than myself.
But…my pockets though! *inserts crying emoji*
Anyone who runs their own blog or website, especially on WordPress, knows that it can be a nice hit to the pockets. Between domains, automatic social media posts, a business plan for WordPress to make its coins, an upcoming Shopify store, and other things, I spend a lot. So I was extremely focused on money making ideas, getting followers, and all of the branding stuff that comes with running any business.So focused that the original meaning behind this site fell by the wayside.
I say it every now and then but working on Imperfectly B was one thing that helped change my mentality and overall life. Two years ago, my headspace was all screwed up and my life reflected it. This site gave me something positive to focus on and helped to renew my spirit. It still does. I lost sight of that for a minute but, after reflection and prayer this year, I refocused on what the site should be.
I learned over this year that it was okay to monetize this site with my ideas (and I plan to), but money or clout or whatever else should never outweigh the PURPOSE. Focusing on all of that stuff will have you tempted to do things (in my case, sponsorships and collaborations) that not only doesn’t fall in line with your work but also your state of mind.
I’m not perfect and never will be. I’m constantly growing and learning to balance this site with my other projects and responsibilities. I’m grateful for the growth that this site has experienced, though. I pray that I continue to inspire and motivate you all with my words and videos as I do the same for myself. Thank you again for supporting!