There’s that moment you realize – wow I actually know a lot more than I thought I did. I had that moment last weekend and it gave me a little confidence boost.
Sometimes you’re just chugging along at life, doing your thing, and POOF – two years goes by. I’m specifically talking about blogging, but this could apply to anything you’re up to – being a teacher, parent, lawyer, wife, enthusiastic basket weaver.
I always thought of myself as a “newbie” blogger and social media-er. I keep trying things to see what works and what doesn’t. When someone asked me how to do something specific I’d be like “ohh ya know I’m still new and I haven’t figured it out yet.” But this weekend a friend was asking me about social media and website creation, and I realized that I’m no longer a novice – I could practically write the book.
Let’s give ourselves some more credit, shall we? When you can give an answer to a question or offer some advice – that makes you an expert. When others start wanting your opinion, that’s another indication that you’re a couple steps ahead.
So for me, I’m not exactly sure when this light bulb switched on, but it felt really good! Like hey, this is a tough subject that not everyone knows about. I can actually give you some mind blowing advice! Do I have a marketing degree with a concentration in social media expertise? Could I teach the course at Yale? Most likely not, but it still feels pretty darn good to know how far I’ve come. So let’s remember the things we DO know, rather than dwell on the things we don’t.
Other things on which I consider myself to be an expert:
- Mascara. I’ve tried them all and have strong opinions;
- Coffee creamers;
- Meal delivery boxes;
- Shopping (kind of obvious there);
As an aside – how insanely cute is this ruffle top!? It comes in petite sizes, too. It would be absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. I wore a nude bra underneath, but you could definitely wear a tank under if that makes you feel more comfortable. I paired it with basics like these trusty Sam Edelman nude pumps and my favorite Agolde jeans (size down, they’re stretchy). These jeans are amazing because the cropped style fits my 5’1″ teeny legs perfectly! No alterations needed! GASP!
What is one subject on which you consider yourself an expert? Tell me in the comments!
Currently Sipping: Oxylent Immune Supplement (I’m really trying not to get the flu)