Community

This right here. Having the right people around you will make or break you.

As my grandmother would say,

"Dime con quien andas, y te dire quien eres"

Or, in translation, Tell me who you walk with, and I will tell you who you are.

Having a community is so important because you are the 5 people you hang out with the most, right? Who you surround yourself with can help you rise up and meet your goals or keep you from growing. Have you ever been around that one friend who is always so negative? That energy can slow you down. And maybe there are people you need to cut out of your life, and maybe there are people you can influence by showing up for yourself. When I see my friends setting boundaries, reaching for their dreams, and starting businesses, I feel inspired to do the same.

I love my community. My friends are wholehearted, some of the best people on the planet. They've seen me at my worst and still had my back. They know what to say and when to say it. They always keep me in mind when an opportunity I may be suitable for presents itself. They make me laugh, bring light to rough days, and all around, keep me sane. And I sure as hell hope I do the same for them.

We all deserve this community. In Love With Me Lifestyle started for two reasons:

1) I was at the beginning of my self-love journey. I felt stuck, abandoned (by self and others), depressed, with constant panic attacks, lost, unsure where I wanted to go in life, and unsure how to start. I consistently tried to do better, but it would quickly die off. I knew a change needed to happen and wanted to get there. Little did I know that there were so many things I needed to work through first. I needed to deal with my issues to get to this point in my life where I am now genuinely happy and feel deserving of good things. So ILWMLifestyle is self-love. You deserve to love you. I am showing you how I did and am doing it and reminding you that you can too. Also, reminding us all that loving yourself is not all about the work; you deserve the ease too. You deserve a moment to put the work aside for a day, put the journal down, the self-help book away, and just live in the moment. You are not a constant work in progress. There's a difference between doing better for yourself/loving every step you are at, and feeling like you are never enough/living in the future. You deserve love now. You deserve that new job now. You deserve to love yourself now. You deserve to be happy now at this moment.

2) I wanted to create a community that I felt I wasn't taking advantage of and was missing. I want to create a community where women uplift, inspire and empower one another. This community is open to networking. Supporting each other's businesses and assisting with their ideas. It's events to make new friends, have that accountability buddy, and find more friends with the same interest. Swapping meal prep ideas. Having thoughtful discussions on that self-help book. Later on, I want to ensure that a portion of everything I sell from my site is donated to a business that supports women. I want to host clothing drives for work attire if someone needs to go on an interview and needs the appropriate clothing. I want to find a need and help assist women consistently. Sometimes we just need that one thing taken off our plate to focus on the bigger picture. I want ILWML to be able to assist with that.

Right now, we're starting small. Instagram, Monday check-ins, this blog, and some events start. I also created a group on the Geneva app. This will be for all the women in the In Love With Me Lifestyle Community. There you will find different chats within the group based on your interest. Send me an email at inlovewithmelifestyle.com or a dm on Instagram if you want to be added.


That's it for now loves <3 Until next week


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