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...
What does being social mean? The topic today. Lots of questions emerge as I look at my needs, others' needs, the current situation, locally, and globally. The traditional, creative and innovative ways people get social nowadays. The digital environments that aim at or can facilitate a social connection. Situations when we think we get social but feel more isolated than ever.
Can you be social in physical isolation? Can you be isolated and disconnected when you are present physically... but actually, not present at all?
This leads me to presence. How to be present?
Today it was nostalgia, remembrance, gratitude posts, articles looking back to bring inspiration from the past, daily diaries & vlogs with the most diverse lockdown moments, old black & white photos reappearing, funny and embarrassing Zoom moments shared and going viral - like people forgetting to turn off camera when going to the toilet - #homeconferencelifeohyeah and ultimately, sunsets... and yes, painting.
And... marketing & advertising on Social Media - a topic we've been discussing with some clients today. It seems like it's a topic that triggers many and sparks lots of conversations and emotions.
Yey, I moved in to my flash new office today. The air is nice and fresh up here, and I even got the latest version of the realPhone, look!
And... I'm all by myself. Now I can get all that work done. Oh, but wait, where is the "work"? Oh, and I just realised I am not alone.
Dive deep. And look at what this moment brings. One step at a time. No rush. Everything has it’s time.
To be patient. To lift off the weight. The pressure. To let go. To surrender. To feel the pain. The anger. The triggers. The judgements. The loss.
And then find the beauty. The peace. The strength and knowledge. Within.
Today is a very special time of our lives and these past few days probably were very special for many of you as well. How are you all feeling? Yeah..
I am feeling really overwhelmed... but, I have a good news
Social Media is and hopefully will always remain social, so we will always be able to connect no matter what is the current situation and limitations in our lives.
Here are some tips to consider how you can turn this situation into opportunity and how to practice social distancing - yes, on social media :)
Also an update on the workshops that seems to be the right decision now.
When living remotely in almost full isolation is a choice... An interesting topic to explore, especially this weekend, as we joined the official Mailboat Cruise to deliver post and packages to people living in one of the most beautiful, and probably most remote spots in the world - all the way into the Pelorus Sounds, New Zealand.
The nature, yes, it's incredible and breathtaking - beyond words, as you will see. But the stories! Thanks to the amazing crew, we learned a bit about the people, too, who chose tho explore this lifestyle, living almost in complete isolation. For a moment, we could experience, first hand, the remoteness, the challenges and the opportunities that come with it, as well as witness a bit how they connect to the world.
The other aspect.
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I’m on my way to San Diego!!! A very quick check in to say that I will be attending Social Media Marketing World, for the 3rd time already, and I can’t wait to tap into LOTS of new knowledge and bring back with me the learnings, the new tips, trends, and what’s hot in the world of social media these days!!!
Social Media is constantly changing as we all know, new things emerge all the time, new features come and go, and it’s not easy to navigate this space, especially when you have lots of hats on and have to manage other aspects of the business, not only social media marketing.
I love drawing parallels between big life lessons and nature. Nature has always been a tremendous source of inspiration for me and serves as a guidance throughout my journey, helping me understand, accept, open my eyes to a new perspective, and grow. Just like a flower. That is in the making.
I’m on a big journey with B!Social. And thanks to B!Social. I’m changing, the way I operate is changing, and thus my business is changing. And this rose, a piece of art on top of a glass of rose lemonade, nicely chilled and smelling so sweet in this summer heat, inspired me to share this story today.
Hi, I'm Bea!