Celebrating Three Years of Imperfectly B: Why I’m So Transparent (VIDEO)

Y’all. Today marks THREE YEARS of Imperfectly B!!! 

I started this site with the simple goal of sharing my own lessons learned, turning my life around, and positively impacting people’s lives with my writing. I’ve been doing that and hope to continue to share my growth and learn from you all as well. It’s been A LOT of ups and downs for me in just three years, but I’m so optimistic about what’s to come for me and for us.

Thank you so much for rocking with me!  

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Rediscovering Purpose: Celebrating Two Years of Imperfectly B

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!


Still Imperfect: Celebrating Imperfectly B’s One Year Anniversary!

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!



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