The blog is BACK!!! It’s not 100% ready but hell, who knows if it ever will be. A few months ago I retired “The Candid Millennial” and went back to my name. The website domain is back to maryerobb.com and the rebranding is complete!
Today I wanted to kick things off with why I have the blog. It’s a long one (I know..shocker). But I’m so pumped to be back writing and sharing all the things!!
When people ask you “what is your why” – do you know how to answer it? Or another question that gets me…“what is your purpose”? How does that make you feel?
When I used to be asked those kinds of questions, I would get a blank stare on my face. My mind would race for the right answer, always falling short.
“How can you be so driven and not know why you’re doing any of this?” I’d ask myself. It made me feel like maybe I wasn’t doing the right thing, or maybe I didn’t deserve to be where I was since I couldn’t answer these questions.
TBH it wasn’t until the past year or so that my “why” (or some call it your purpose) finally started to become clear to me. And before I dive into my why, I wanted to start by saying if you don’t know your “why” – that is OKAY.
You don’t have to have all the answers right now. You don’t have to have it all figured out. Or, even if you do, your why might change as you grow. Mine certainly has. And that is also okay.
2020 was the year that rocked my world. I joke that the number of life lessons I learned in one year should cover me for the next ten.
But in all honesty, I’m just now starting to reflect on what I learned during one of the darkest seasons in my life. I needed the dust to settle, and just a little extra time to lick the wounds before I could be of value to anyone lol.
A few weeks ago, I was answering a question for a social media post that was going up on my business page. It was the kind of post that required some vulnerability on my part, which I struggle with.
It got me thinking about everything that’s happened, and I ended up finally being able to come up with the words that define what I believe to be my life’s purpose.
My purpose is to uplift, inspire and encourage women. My purpose is to be a source of strength and courage for women. My purpose is to love others the way Jesus did, and to lead people to love like Him. So how do I plan to do that here, through this blog?
For starters, I love learning from women who share their real-life experiences and how they got to where they are. Sharing my story and what I’ve learned is one way I hope to inspire you.
The last few years have been pivotal for me. I’ve experienced great wins and great failures. My wins occurred more in my professional life: I became salesperson of the year in 2018 after grossing the most sales in my company. Then I launched my dream business, a social media agency built to help local businesses grow their brand and sales through social media marketing. And now I’m getting more time back to focus on growing this blog/my personal brand.
My major loss was ending a 5.5-year relationship where I spent my most formative years learning and growing. I discovered who I wanted to be, but lost myself at the same time. I fell in love but also ended up with a broken heart. After being engaged for a year and a half through covid, 3 canceled weddings, and a lot of turmoil in 2020, I left the man who I had built a life with. Walking away from the person I built a home with, who I thought would be the father of my children, and who made such a positive difference in my life was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. But through that journey, I was forced to really look within and start asking myself how I wanted to use these lessons to help others.
My hope is that by following me, you’ll be able to learn from me, grow with me, and build with me. Some things are fun – like fashion, travel, and food! Some things are real – like business, life, and faith. I want this to be the place you go when you need a little boost in your day, or just some inspiration to get your juices flowing! I also want to be your ULTIMATE hype woman.
I’m so thankful that you’re here, and I’m excited about what’s to come! Chat soon!