When you decide to make a change, do something big, or your significant other is bugging the shit out of you, you need a support system. You need people in your life who will listen to you go back and forth with pro/con lists and cheer you on no matter what.
I'm thankful that I have found my tribe. It's not huge as I prefer to build deep relationships with a few people that would go the extra mile for me and me for them. These friends and family members support me in my decisions, push me when I need it, and love me for who I am and what I do.
Today, I want to talk a little bit about my friendship with Ericka, a fellow influencer, Indy Wine Chats co-host, and now one of my best friends and a member of my support system. Ericka and I met through my time at RaeLynn's. A few years ago, I was planning a prom photoshoot for the new collection. I had this vision to partner with hair and makeup artists to really make the models feel extra special for such a big shoot. At the time, Ericka worked at Merle Norman and I knew how talented she was because her face always looked flawless.
We continued to work together on various shoots and enjoyed following each other on social. We bonded over our love of influencing and inspiring others through fashion and beauty. Earlier this year, we decided to launch Indy Wine Chats and I am so glad we did.
So many people ask me how Ericka is so put together as a mom of four. The truth is that sometimes she's not, but at the end of the day a full face of makeup is important to her. If you follow her personally, you know that diaper explosions and jammie parties in the drop off line at school are the norm. Ericka has learned what she needs to do for herself and balances that with being a rockstar mom.
You guys, her kids are awesome and her hubby Nate is the sweetest. However, she also has a support system. Her entire family is just amazing and I've loved getting to know them better over the last few months. We've also really enjoyed shooting together and collaborating on projects like this one with Shop Goldylox.
At the end of the day, we can't do it all by ourselves. I personally would go crazy if I didn't have someone to vent to or bounce ideas off of. We all strive to create genuine connection and having a solid support system is critical to your overall success.
What does your support system look like? Are you creating valuable relationships that are both give and take? Always make sure that while you're receiving support, your dishing it right back.
Cheers to friends that love to drink wine and do photoshoots with you,
PS- This support system post was sponsored by Shop Goldylox. We are so thankful to be able to work with them and support a local Indy business owner.