Hello everyone! Let me reintroduce myself !
Yes, it is I.
I’m shamefully writing this post because I have been away for so long. The whirlwind of having a child, getting married and running a business preoccupied my time! I could sit here and say I’ve been so busy but to be honest blogging wasn’t a priority for me. But now I feel like I want to get back into it again!
Oh yea and while we’re at it…I’ve got another confession! I had scheduled a different post to go live today but I realised a few hours before that I hadn’t done an ‘update’ blog to explain the new layout and focus! So you’ll see that post next week and I will be going back to my weekly Wednesday posts at a new time of 4pm GMT!
Change is good right? I’m all for it. I’ve decided to refocus my blog. The name Quietly Ambitious will remain. But I noticed online and just in general that although I identified as an introvert I didn’t find many introverts that were like me. And I don’t just mean black and from the UK. I mean in other ways too such as dress sense, taste in music, values etc. I know I can’t be the only introvert that likes to put on make up and wear a bold red lip occasionally! But I felt like I was the only one at times. I’ve been told that I can’t be an introvert because I speak so confidently and clearly whilst public speaking [more on that later]. I’ve been told that introverts don’t socialise and they most definitely don’t wear bold red lipstick! It’s a bit ridiculous really. I believe that if people truly understood introversion they wouldn’t be so quick to judge.
So out of frustration and feeling like I was misunderstood I thought why not create an online platform for people like myself? People that are both bold and introverted. Because I am 100% that person! I know I can’t be the only one! So I guess I just want to create a lovely introverted community online. [because in person might be a little bit forced and uncomfortable lol].
So how will this look in terms of the blog?
Well…I will still cover topics on entrepreneurship and occasionally motherhood, but there will be a bigger focus on introversion and particularly how we navigate through the world as ambitious people. I want to make it an online space for bold introverts to come and read articles that they can relate to and also get advice from. I want to collaborate with fellow introverts far and wide who are bold and ambitious! I want us to create a really strong community that we can support each other on our journeys to the top!
I totally accept that some people may not get it. Some people will be reading this and think…introversion is some kind of disease that needs to be cured. Well I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to ‘get it’ and it definitely doesn’t need to be cured. But I will still continue to be the bold introvert that I am and I will also empower others to stand up and be their true self without the fear of judgement from those louder than them.
I basically want to get the message out there that introverts can be bold! And we’re not always shy! And we can be cool too! [Well I think so!]
Stepping out my comfort zone
Yes writing is my comfort zone. It allows me the time to gather my thoughts and present them in a coherent manner. But we all know what happens in a comfort zone. There’s no growth and I’m all about personal development and growth! This is why I’m stepping WAY out my comfort zone and posting more regularly on social media. I’m also getting in front of the camera and taking pictures of myself ! These pictures you see here are actually as a result from an impromptu photoshoot with the hubby. Standing in -3.5 degree weather was no joke and as you can imagine I almost caught hypothermia taking these pics so please appreciate my efforts lol !
I am also in the process of setting up my podcast. I’ve already recorded the first episode and I hope to get that out to you soon. I’ve also started writing an eBook and resources that will be made available to you also! I’m still trying to work out how to make it happen [advice welcome] but I’m already half way through writing the content. I have also booked a photo shoot so I can get some more lovely pictures for the blog.
As you can imagine all of this stuff is WAY out my comfort zone but to be honest I was getting bored in my comfort zone! I wanted to do something different!
My point is, by feeding into my bold character and ever so slightly suppressing my inner introvert is the only way I’ll progress to the next level!
So basically, I’m on a mission to create a new online space for bold introverts! Who’s with me?
Are you an introvert? Do you get sick and tired of people calling you shy and quiet? Share your experiences below
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