Do YOU.

I am excited. Like, nerdy, giggling, clapping my hands at 5:30am excited!

I have been following some of my favorite blogs for years, longer than I have been writing myself. With the growth of social media my connection to those people has just grown exponentially. I look to them for inspiration, they keep me thinking big about TCO, and they push me to think outside of my comfort zone. But they also give me unrealistic expectations for who I want have to be in order to be engaging and create an online community as a blogger. For the last year I have been trying so desperately to fit into the mold my favorite bloggers have created, but here’s the thing:

I am not like them. And I have decided that’s okay.

I am not an accomplished photographer, or event planner, or creative entrepreneur. I don’t travel around the world and write about it on my MacBook Pro while taking perfectly curated photos of my life. However, if anyone wanted to remedy that MacBook Pro part, I wouldn’t be mad. I don’t walk around in my $50 leggings and shop at Target everyday. I don’t have kids or a perfectly girly workspace that I use.

I am me. I am a homebody, someone who enjoys my work in the nonprofit field, loves to be creative and write about my life. I am a wife, I married my best friend at the age of 25. I live in the same neighborhood I grew up in and enjoy spending my weekends on the couch binging on whatever Netflix show I am currently obsessed with. I can go days without getting out of my pajamas, and am comfortable with my flaws.

I am done perpetuating the idea that everything has to fit into a single mold to be beautiful or right, and I am most certainly done trying to make my life fit into a mold that doesn’t support who I am. Life is messy. Messy is beautiful. Messy is real. And that’s how I am moving forward – letting go of the 2016 version of myself, so desperately trying to make the wrong filter work for my life.

I am me, I am going to DO ME. I encourage each and every one of you to DO YOU! Do what makes you different, happy, and keeps you excited everyday as you move forward through your life. Be imperfect, be silly, be messy. Be YOU.

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In an effort to DO ME, I have been working behind the scenes for the last two months on some goals for The Corner Office Blog. I started with a domain name –> blogthecorneroffice.com. Next was a brand board and logo, custom images for posts, a defined mission and vision, a new blog template, about me page, and now…

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Instagram is, without a doubt, my favorite social media platform. I am a visual person and love that I can quickly scroll through images and stop on something that catches my eye. It feels so much more genuine than the 140 characters of Twitter and more direct than the overwhelming nature of Facebook. My aspirations to create an engaging community are big, I am excited about the progress made and the opportunities Instagram will create to create more connections.

Come visit me on Insta! Follow my account: @TCOBlog – use #TCODoYOU to show us the true, honest, unfiltered version of YOU! I am so excited for what’s next!

 

26 thoughts on “Do YOU.

  1. Happy to have found your awesome blog through Shop Girl! This is a great post! DO YOU! YES! Love this! Looking forward to reading more of your blog. I just created an Instagram account as well. If I can figure it out, I will be finding you on there! lol! 🙂

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  2. Too often we only see the perfect on social media and blogs and strive for perfection. But the truth is nobody is that perfect. It’s all a show for the cameras

    Be yourself is what I say xx

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  3. Thank you for this reminder. As a food and health blogger, it can be so hard to not compare myself to other professionals and see my work as inferior. However, then I remember my original purpose: sharing tips and experiences as a college student eating gluten free due to celiac disease. I started my blog because I was diagnosed a few months before college and I couldn’t find ANYONE blogging about what gluten free college life was like. I will (likely) never be a professional recipe maker or photographer. But I will always be a voice for young adults with chronic illnesses and that’s more important!

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