Finding Support In Unconventional Places

Maybe unconventional is the wrong word in today’s social media fuelled society, but I wanted to share with you something I have found to be true in my own life.

Sometimes we start businesses, or go to school, or try out for a sports team, and we look for support from friends and family. It can be really nice when you get that support. It’s an amazing feeling when you have your tribe cheering you on from the sidelines, but what happens when you don’t? What happens when you thought you’d have support but everyone is simply too busy, tired, or uninterested?

My own family is not very supportive when it comes to entrepreneurial ventures or anything too risky really. I have watched as they paid for services from another business when I offered the exact same thing at mine. That’s okay, everyone has their own preference.

What I’m getting at is that when you don’t have that close knit support system where do you turn?

I found my tribe online and I’m not ashamed of it. I use LinkedIn almost everyday and the connections I have made there are some of the strongest relationships I’ve had in my life. They have withstood months of me battling depression, trying new ideas, and taking a 3 month social media break. My online tribe is who I turn too when I want to talk open and honestly about ANYTHING.

It is okay to find support in unconventional places especially when you feel you aren’t receiving it within your friend or family circle. It is okay.

That’s it. This is the whole blog post today.

I just wanted to share in case anyone else out there has experienced the same thing.

We are all in this together.

 

Love to you all,

Carlee.