I have made a very important commitment in my business to always be real, and to never put on a "professional" mask that hides my true self. Being honest, vulnerable and our true selves is something that is so important to me, and it is a huge part of the "why" behind my business.
But this summer, something has been weighing heavily on my heart and I have to be honest about it. I spend hours pouring my heart and soul into everything I post - every bit of branding, every blog post, every instagram post. Being that vulnerable and wide open is difficult for me, but it's important. And it hurts my soul to see people copying down my heartfelt words and trying to pass it off as their own marketing materials.
I've also watched "Self Love Sessions" popping up like franchises. These sessions are something so deeply personal to me, that I built to empower women, and to see people throwing that name around hurts me deeply.
I am an introvert, and I am okay with that. But sometimes people with bigger energy levels and personalities feel like they can walk all over me because of that. I am trying to grow into someone who can stand my ground.
Please, don't feel like you can take my heart and pass it off as your own.