Hi!! I have a confession to make.
I am sick of the hustle. Just utterly exhausted of how fake people are on social media. They sell you a lie about how their life is perfect, they’ll throw in some watered down vulnerability about how they overcame an issue, and then try to sell you a course, a service, or product that can make your life perfect too.
I have always compared myself to those people. They have perfect pictures of themselves on social media looking like they’re living some kind of luxurious lifestyle and have their lives figured out. I have bought so many products and courses and services trying to fix my life. Some actually had good tidbits of info that DID make a decent change in my life. But most weren’t selling anything real.
I don’t know about you, but in my house there’s a pile of dishes that doesn’t seem to go away, constant dust bunnies from the three long-haired beings that live here, and I spent the last three weeks on my couch. My life is far from perfect and I hate the idea of being disingenuous.
Here's a picture of me and Bella on the couch. The wire is a heart monitor I'm currently wearing for a month to try to diagnose what's probably SVT which isn't life-threatening, but feels pretty scary.
I was paralyzed by the idea that I had to sell my products and services in the same way that others do in order to compete, in order to survive. The way other people sell never resonated with me. Time and time again I would read about how I should find a problem that I can exploit and fix. They prey on people’s insecurities and desire for a better life. I never wanted to sell that way.
With the physical store, it was pretty much a vibrational match. I was able to be like “Look, I have these nice shiny things and they’re cool and you can buy them if you want but they’re not going to magically fix your life.” I LOVED going to work most days. I loved what I was doing. I loved meeting everyone and being able to support them in their OWN healing journeys. The things I sell are tools, not cures.
This is Charoite. It's cool and shiny and I'm hoping to get some in stock again.
From the beginning, my mission statement has been to empower others to heal THEMSELVES. We don’t need any one specific person to heal us, though we do heal in community (more on that another day). I don’t know what’s best for anyone. I have learned a lot since becoming a bodyworker and the one thing that resonates the most with me is that the body is incredibly intelligent and can heal itself given the right conditions. You can go to the most skilled healer and if you aren’t ready to be healed, nothing will happen.
No one has any more access to magick than you do.
It’s just that some hone their skills and just like with everything else in life, some are naturally inclined towards it and some have to work harder for it.
I am rambling.
Basically, what I want to say is Hi! I am Veronica Rose. Over the past few years I have sucked at social media and it wasn’t until I was talking to my partner yesterday that I figured out why. It’s because I hate being fake and I felt like I needed to pretend to be someone else in order to succeed. But then I realized maybe pretending works for some people… but there are others who crave authenticity, who crave REAL. Maybe I can find those people.
I’m going to try to create content that reflects who I am as a person. That probably means a lot more cat pictures and a lot less editing of my posts. I am someone who embraces paradoxes... I can be really silly, but I can also be really intense. Sometimes I can come up with profound statements or new ideas.... but most of the time I struggle to come up with a sentence that doesn't contain the word "like" in it a billion times. Inconsistency is discouraged when it comes to Company Voice... but I just want to be real, to be grounded in who I am. My business isn't just how I make money, it's also deeply tied to my purpose in life. It's part of who I am.
Being authentic also means that when I’m struggling with mental health like I have been the past few weeks, I’m not going to ignore it. I’m going to create a banner on my website that explains that orders are taking longer to get out. Because when I acknowledge that I am in need of a break and allow myself time to heal, it doesn’t take nearly as long to get back on my feet.
I want to thank you all for standing by me and supporting me throughout the years. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us. Leave a comment below with any feedback or things you want me to talk about 😊