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As an influencer one of the most important things you can do is get to know your community. My favorite way to do this is through Instagram stories. The IG app has so many wonderful features where you can engage with others through videos, photos, question and answer polls, music, artwork, the list goes on!
Recently, I started diving into one of the most prominent niches of AdoptAdventure; Fashion. Fortunately, I found myself at a standstill about a week ago. I have always been one that has a proven work ethic of 0 to 100 all riding on the passionate scale! What I mean by this is I have to be passionate about my work and if I am you will see me cruising at 100mph! For me to be working hard it is simple; I have to be helping others in one way or another.
I have always worked in an industry of helping people and even when my hands on job in the medical field turned administrative, you would often find me sneaking into patient rooms to love the patient, our patient, pre and post-surgery. When I found myself at this standstill with my fashion niche recently, I had suddenly saw this snowball effect of what I was building and what I did not like about it. Where was MY passion in all of this? I never started this blog with any intention to solely sell a product although it is my business.
A few days ago, before I went to a glamorous event in Seattle followed by a photoshoot with professional hair, makeup and photography, I made a statement on my Instagram story. The place where I engage with you – the AdoptAdventure community. I told a story and briefly tied in the statement of, “I poop and fart too.” One of the reasons I did this was to find something out! Can I have a successful niche in the Fashion industry without classy etiquette, high end styles, a 115 pound bod and this everything ‘on point’ appearance about me per say?
Being down home about life and loving others well is the core of who I am. It is how I am with my family and friends. This is of utmost importance to me as I continue to build this community. Ever since I posted that raw and real statement in my Instagram story I have received several kind words in person reassuring me that capitalizing on a niche all while making it my own is a beautiful thing. People that I both do and don’t know have shown gratitude for the simple fact that they can relate. On other occasions people have sent me messages thanking me for being an encouragement in their life. I don’t know exactly what I do that turns people on or off but it is real that I absolutely will remain myself through engagements. Thank you for your support, love, making me feel at home and making AdoptAdventure what it is.
Tonight, I sit here in my bed and quickly type this up as it rests on my heart and I just posted about this idea of started a new hashtag (#imlovelytoday). Tomorrow is Monday and so many people despise Monday's. I know that I once did. It’s like the flight attendant on an airplane, “Brace yourself it’s going to be a long ride. Please put your seat in the upright position. If needed there is oxygen in the overhead and your seat can be used as a life vest.” I mean my goodness, my father used to frame Sunday evenings as, “It’s Sunday night bath night! Got to get ready for the week!” Maybe it’s just me but we don’t have to be so taken back by a day. In fact, let’s not let society or our schedules consume our mindset of being lovely and having the best time of our lives. This should remain a priority! I understand that this is easier said than done and that life has responsibilities associated with it. I just think that since everyone and their 6+ year old child has a cell phone - What would happen if we were a bright light on our social applications? I created a hashtag that I encourage all of you to use: #IMLOVELYTODAY
“Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves.”
This is where my story about being myself ties in.
You can post anything you would like when you use the hashtag! When I think about being lovely, I have to feel lovely. This means when saying, “I look good today” 0% sarcasm is associated with the statement. When I do try on hauls and mention that a pair of pants make my butt look good - I mean it and it's not me being conceited but rather loving myself well. Hopefully this is an encouragement for your post! Let us all fill our small yet impactful corner of the world with self love and positive vibes. I promise you that you will touch one person’s life and that is so much more than no one. Thank you for supporting my small corner of the world, too. I look forward to connecting with you all soon!