So I’ve been trying to figure out exactly how to present myself and what my voice will be on this blog. We all have different sides of ourselves, and I want that voice to be consistent. In real life, I’m intelligent, funny, empathetic and aim to encourage/motivate and that’s who I’ve been trying to be on this blog and on my other social media. However, I’m also aggressive, opinionated, silly and stubborn. I’m mildly obsessed with reality TV and can admit to leaning toward the petty/shady every now and again. And you know what? Sometimes I want to be that person, too.
What I’ve realized is that part of the reason blogging has been a little difficult for me is because there’s this whole other side of myself that I’m not acknowledging when I try to write, so I don’t feel authentic. I’ve tricked myself into believing that these two voices cannot peacefully and CONSISTENTLY coexist. Yes, I want to uplift and inspire. But I also want to be just the tiniest bit snarky (and maybe even a little ratchet) if the spirit moves me. And since I don’t see any rule books lying around…guess what I’m going to do?