Authenticity. The quality of being authentic.
Authentic. The act of being true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.
Since I made the decision to rebrand this blog and focus on the word simply for 2017, I knew that would take on a much bigger meaning in my life. It was a way of holding myself accountable in not losing sight of what I am. Remaining authentic to what I had to offer others, my future child, and myself on a daily basis is at the forefront.
From the beginning of this year, my priority has been to holding myself accountable to quality content on this space. I put in so much work and reached out to my blog friends on feedback to assure that I wasn’t straying too far off the path. In return, it’s paid off tremendously with the direction I’ve taken.
This week, I came across an issue that slowly begin to consume me. There was a moment that all I could do was laugh. Slowly, a small burning anger started to seep within me as I took notice of the level of my identity being leached away. A passive aggressive quote was the most I could muster on Facebook. It took a few good friends, meditation, and visiting the source directly to set me straight in my authentic path.
Authenticity compared to other blogs
Remaining authentic to what I have to offer compared to other blogs that may want to mimic or attempt to follow in my steps can be disheartening. It can slowly start to consume your own authenticity, as you start comparing yourself to those blogs. What I began to realize is that your authenticity isn’t meant to be compared to other blogs.
What I’m doing here on Simply Sevi speaks volumes and shows from the support that I receive from my readers. Each time I read a comment that someone can relate to one of my Simply Mommy Chronicles is indication enough to my purpose. Whenever I run into someone who can identify with stumbling across something helpful on my blog in public shows that I’m creating content that stands out.
That’s all I can ask for from this space. Others will see what I’m doing and try to create something similar and I’ll let them. At the end of the day, I know where I stand when it comes to authenticity in my brand.
Authenticity within my journey to motherhood
Since we made our announcement and decision to blog about my motherhood journey, I knew transparency was key. From week 1 of Simply Mommy Chronicles, I have not nor do I plan to sugarcoat any of my feelings towards on my journey.
My authenticity in adjusting from the lifestyle I once had hasn’t been an easy one. We all know this as the weeks progress. I will continue to share my honest take on motherhood. All I can hope is that another soon to be mom is out there reading and isn’t too afraid to own up to a vice she may have.
This pregnancy/motherhood journey has become a huge focal point in my life. What I can promise you is that that I’m not going to sweep under the rug to make the room look all tidy.
Authenticity everyday in my life
This is simply a no brainer. I rebranded my blog to reflect the simplicity I am taking in life. Authenticity is at the forefront of everything I do and display to the individuals in my life. I’m lucky enough to surround myself with the most genuine individuals who want to be apart of my life. Each and every day, I am beyond blessed with the path my life has taken. The good and the bad days are easier to manage now with the most authentic individuals by my side.
What I can say is that this minor relapse in comparing myself to something out of my control is over. I know my worth in what I have to offer. Oscar Wilde said it best, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”