One year ago, we went into lockdown. I remember I was just back from San Diego, from Social Media Marketing World. Full of energy, after a long summer break, realigning my goals, vision.
I knew change was coming for me, and I took some time off to process things and integrate the changes.
3 months passed, I gave myself time. I focused on things that deserved priority and focus. And I felt ready for the “big come back after the break”.
And well, change was just about to start!
So there I was, off to San Diego, and back, with the buzz of the conference, after the break I so needed, so ready to go.
And then, lockdown hit. And it changed everything. Change of plan. Change of life. Change of priorities. Change in everything...
One year passed. So many things happened. Last year was a huge one. My biggest growth, for me, personally, and of course, it had huge impact on my business. It was the biggest growth year for my business, too.
All because of the change. That change. Changes.
So many things happened that at the end of 2020, I felt like I needed another long break to “catch up” with growth, and with myself.
So, I took a long summer break. Again. Then I prolonged it, just like last year.
And so many things happened again.
And it feels like I’m still catching up, and certain things need more time.
So I listen. I tune in. I decide to pull back and take off the pressure.
I am yet to catch up with myself.
3 months passed. And the 4th is coming.
And the flower grows. By itself.
Today, I would like to share with you a vision, my vision - it's going to be a personal one. I'm a little bit shy about it, but nevertheless, I feel it's time to do that.
So, my vision and my goal is to use social media as a very specific tool, as a tool for personal growth and development, and to use it as an opportunity - by using it and through the ways of expressing ourselves on it -, as a tool
I think this is missing very much in our world...
Throwback in my mind to the past few years and the life-changing exploration I went on. This is a very personal post and feels like the perfect time to share it. I’ll trust my gut, however, it still feels a bit scary to own this. Well, it is just the time.
What happens when there's a very painful loss. Unexpected, out of control. Very very hard to believe, and then let go. Nothing to do, no way back. The tree is cut. The crown is gone. It's done. No one believes it can ever live again. Except for one. And then, the magic happens.
Four months later, two new beautiful shoots appear in the sun...
A story of growth. Through expression.
I got these cute ferns from someone yesterday. I love ferns, they are so graceful, delicate & elegant. I’ve always been admiring their shapes & forms, and they would often inspire me as a photo topic when I’m out & about in nature.
As I was welcoming them home, trying to find a place for them, I was thinking about social media, business & growth.
How can we spread good energy, good vibes? How can we spread like a fern, bringing people something special through our business?
Limits. Triggers. Emotions. High on the agenda this week. So many things happened... Not just with my clients, but in me, too, and, on so many levels, in our global interconnected world, and in the world of social media, too. Hard to find the right words...
Realizing that something limits us from growing further, or keeps us limited, like rock walls - it’s often our beliefs and mindsets. Like what keeps us back from showing up on social media and talking about our business.... and being really ourselves.
Today I am really excited! Something big is happening behind the scenes. The past few months have been big for me. I feel a lot has shifted, and then these past 7 weeks in the “lockdown” made me reflect even more.
It was really like a “lockdown with myself”. Nowhere to run, nowhere to escape, just let a lot of things go and decide to face some really uncomfortable stuff and look into myself...
This is about creativity and letting things flow. First, letting things go, and make their way through. Allowing space to happen. To fill up and create something new. Words can't really describe. So I went to art to express the process.. Two merging in one, and emerging as one. But here are some words. It is going to be deep.
The topic that initiated it: why do we post what we post? Why do we do what we do? Does it happen from a place where we are fulfilled, or does it happen from a place where we need to be fulfilled? There is a big difference. And people can feel it.
Acknowledging sadness today. It was a tough day. I got very triggered by something. I decide to go into it. I wanted to acknowledge the process. The feelings. Being honest. With myself. This picture is a tribute to reflecting on the sadness that was still there from what I felt after working myself through several other feelings. I wish I could express it better with a picture, but I also love the details in this.
This whole thing came in a very uncomfortable and interesting time. I was just about to "appear" on Zoom as I had a podcast interview we had scheduled with Sania for today. I had to get ready for the "show" to bring my best self. We met 3 years ago at Social Media Marketing World. She couldn't make it this year, and she asked me after the conference if she could interview me on my takeaways and what trends I see coming.
But then, the crisis hit...
Hi, I'm Bea!