“Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.”
This #tbt photo was taken nearly four years ago on April 19, 2014…
… before I’d ever used the phrase “affiliate link” in everyday conversations,
… before #hashtags,
… before I got sucked into the ugly underbelly of influencer marketing and realized I was contributing to its unrealistic standards and painful lack of diversity,
… before a generation of Millennials (myself, included) became gaslit into thinking that buying an inordinate amount of items from Nordstrom (or convincing their followers to) was entrepreneurial, rather than superficial,
… before I forgot why I started blogging in the first place, and had to dig into the virtual cobwebbed archives of my external hard drive to find evidence of that young ingenue who just wanted to practice her photography, exercise coding skills, write truth, and gain a little more confidence.
Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.