When it’s time to get back in the game…

So, it has been a really long time since I’ve been on my beautifully curated corner of the Interwebs. Some days I felt guilty; other days relieved because I didn’t “owe” anyone my time or space. I’ve come to the conclusion that it is ok to just take a step back from the game and really check your heart. I have been doing so for the past 6 months.

I wanted to take some time to evaluate where I want to take my brand and what I really like and dislike about the beauty/online/social media space that I am in. I honestly had been feeling a little bored with the “normal”… you know, product reviews, event recaps, mini tutorials, or discussing the latest/greatest new item. It all just seemed so mundane. So trivial. So pointless. See, my desire to be in this online space was to bring something of real value to my audience.

It’s game time.

Don’t get me wrong, an amazing review can make or break a decision in avoiding wasting money and time! So, I am thankful for that. But to be fair, there are plenty of amazing people doing that. All the time. Everywhere. And it can get overwhelming, even for me. I found myself distancing myself to take the time to enjoy life’s pleasures, my family, friends and hobbies I put down to fashion my online persona. See, it takes time to produce quality photos and fancy videos. And to schedule posts and topics and communicate with brands and meet deadlines…you get the idea?

The list can go on and on. And all the while, I am thinking to myself, “Where is Cannie in all of this?” See, my goal was to share my life. Yep, that’s it. My life…no matter how boring or fantabulous one may feel it is. {Err go “MzNaturalLIFE”} And on many levels I have been.  And I have NOT.

I don’t want to just do surface, glitzy, perfectly edited content, because that’s not real life. I don’t wake up glamorous and my house is not perfectly decorated with everything perfectly organized like an HGTV showroom. And that is ok. No, really it is ok that I may have an unorganized closet and four loads of laundry with Yorkie toys sprawled across my hardwood floors. Yep, because it’s my life. And I go through things…REAL things that I have to work through and pray over and get myself together about. And that’s ok too, because it’s REAL.

I’ve never been one to fake—anything! Just to be clear, don’t ever ask me if your outfit, hair, relationship and a number of other things are A-ok, because I’m not the one to lie to you. And that’s love!! #realtalk I’ve never been one to fake and posture. I’m a straight shooter that loves to laugh and have a good time.

I wanted this space to do just that– shoot straight and share REAL LIFE, good or bad. I’ve done it and NOT at the same time. So it’s truly time out for the perfect (insert what you like here) because I need to just be me. And since I’m paying for this space annually, I should take advantage of it, right? ☺ So, I’m getting back in the game- strong and REAL… and in it, I aspire to be a blessing to you. Let’s do this…

2 thoughts on “When it’s time to get back in the game…

  • July 22, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Hello MzNaturalLife,

    I saw your space just a few moments ago on YouTube while looking up how to apply some shea moisture products. As I sit here and write with this plastic bag on my head, I find it awesomely fantastic of you to evaluate your life and make the necessary changes needed for you to enjoy the life God has given you. I say go for what makes you happy as long as it is not detrimental to your life and health. When I was in the pure stages of my life as a teenager, I said I would step aside and evaluate my lifestyle from time to time just to make sure I am happy with who I am and the way my life is. It’s absolutely a good practice. Kudos to you!!!

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