Its not you, its me! I’m lacking enthusiasm. Blogging is essential for any brand to grow. But I'm struggling, I'm struggling as I always want to give you the best. I have always been painfully critical of my content, work and I would guess myself. This is a very good thing, and considering I'm primarily a photographer, a stylist and beauty expert I need to be wholeheartedly fussy. Quality not quantity is the key I've been told many times.
But its hard when all you want to do is be creative! Its also hard when you are told to focus on yourself as a brand. Mind boggling in fact! Recently I have been chatting to a business development mogul called Chris Windley. Brand 2Boxes is more brand Sarah Bacchus than I had realised. So a refocus has slowly begun.
The key to all of this is me. Rather than agreeing with other people, that I have been stretching myself too thin, as I have been accused of by many (it bloody annoys me to say the least!) I have embraced the fact that I'm fairly unique. I have spent many years training to the highest standard in all areas that help others look good and feel amazing. Rather than feeling torn, I have decided to embrace it all. I have a lot to offer! One person recently stated they'd happily invest in me. So why don't I invest in myself?
I realised I've been feeling really frustrated recently, not being able to provide focus on what I love, and thats me being able to offer many things. It's unique and different, its not wrong!
When I am unable to create the content I would like, I have a tendency to bury my head in the sand. And frustration is exactly what I have been feeling for the last few weeks. My struggle has become clear, I wasn't focused on the right elements. So with that in mind things might change for the better around here.
Taking time out to refocus for anyone is vital! Just a wander for a fresh brewed coffee, a walk in the sunshine or a little catch up with a great friend on the phone. Sometimes its letting off steam that's all is needed.
Sometimes just saying I'm struggling isn't so bad after all. We all are in some way, and you never know how much you have in common with the next person! Life is all about learning to listen to yourself and feel proud of what you have accomplished. Take a step back and smile!
I have come a long way from a girl who was a fashion buyer, beauty expert and pro nail educator to becoming very poorly, having a life changing operation and starting a blog in my recovery time. I have reworked, reinvented myself and stuck a label on it. Without realising it I've branded myself. I have worked incredibly hard for something that I had no idea could possibly change my life. I've met and been a model for some of the most amazing brands, and learnt so much about myself along this incredible journey.
If you are saying to yourself I'm struggling, take some time out to refocus your mind, body and soul. Just by accepting you can't do everything overnight might give you the clarity you need.
I'm now focused on myself as my brand not just 2Boxes. In a way this was inevitable this was going to happen, as without me, my brand wouldn't even exist. I'm looking at life, work and myself in an entire new way, and its pretty cool!
Whats next....who knows! But what I do know is that I will enjoy the ride.
I'm wearing H&M coat & T shirt, Mango jacket, Zara jeans, Russel & Bromley boots & Mulberry Effie bag