This weekend I was hard at work updating my social sites, writing blog posts and doing something I really hate: having new photos taken (yuck!). It’s painful! We all go through our struggles (mine are longer than Wikipedia), and one of the smaller ones I’m working to get over is my own self-image. I’ve always said that this job isn't about me, it’s about helping others. But my mentor is teaching me the importance and absolute necessity of social media, an updated website and the power of presentation. I am no different than anyone else when it comes to feeling self-conscious. It is painful for me to watch my work, whether I’m seeing myself on television, in photos or hearing myself on the radio. This is something that I’m working hard to overcome.
I am very blessed to have been introduced to some of the best people to work with in the industry. Thankfully, that helps make it at least a little less awkward. The truth is, my journey through the media world is actually helping me overcome some of my fears and anxieties. Every day brings a new lesson for me. And I’m so thankful that I’m able to help others while helping myself come to terms with things that I’ve struggled with since I was a kid. I love helping people work through their struggles. I hope you’ll have patience with me as I work through my own.