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Faking it until you emotionally make it.

Hey all,

I’m Amy. I’m a business owner, significant other, dog mom, lover of bad reality tv,blogger,and a goal to open a domestic violence non profit. 

ALSO

I’m Amy. My business is on the verge of collapse. My significant other and I struggle at times from my DV past. My dogs poop on the floor when angry. I can spend a depression filled workday in front of the TV comparing myself to housewives from cities I’ve never been to. My blog only has 26 followers and my goal of a domestic violence non profit is only a goal because I haven’t started on it yet due to feeling overwhelmed. 

Same person and both are true. One is just a bit more in depth on the original statement. A bit more negative for sure. 

If you read the first statement it sounds like I’m living the dream and accomplished a lot. In reality I’m struggling with things and not where I need to be. 

Both are ok. 

I’m still working to save my online business so I’m technically still a business owner. My dream of opening a shelter is very much real it just has steps to it and will not be an overnight thing. 

What I do know is I can be quite hard on myself so the second introduction is what I feel most days. The ugly truth. 

I’m actually trying to do better and see myself as the 1st paragraph. I say fake it but it’s still my truth but faking my emotional state until things are a bit better helps me get through the hard stuff. 

I still struggle with hard business facts but I do remind myself that I’ve survived some bigger challenges than this so I know I can turn it around. 

Not a ton to say today but just a personal reminder to myself you can do it and so can all of you. 

Also if your a small business owner send me an email and I’ll take a peak at your pages. 

Xoxo

Amy

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5 back in the day ads that actually ran that could not run today.

Hey all,

I was wasting time on the internet the other day and I came across this ad from 1974. Weyenberg Shoes thought that a kick ass pair of shoes will keep us where we belong. WTF?

So if us humans thought this was ok back then what other crazy shit could I find. Here are my top 5 that I saw and I’d like to see them try and get away with this stuff today.

5. 1951 Van Heusen wants us to know it’s a man’s world and gosh darn it we should be so lucky.. Just the sight of a mans tie will make sure bow down and serve you breakfast.

4. 1952 Was a time where we we dare serve our men stale coffee we may get spanked. Chase and Sandborn coffee tells us we better get our shit together or else.

3. 1953 Alcoa Aluminum came along and saved our asses from super hard bottles to open. If I may say you failed because I STILL can’t open most jars. Lies…All Lies.

2. Oh Volkswagen…implying that we will hit pretty much whatever when we are behind the wheel. Thank good it won’t cost so much. Just our self esteem.

and #1 my favorite

1969 Tipalet says if you flat our disrespect us and blow smoke in our faces we will follow you anywhere. Blueberry smoke….Yummy.

I show these in fun and know this would never fly today but if you think about it this really wasn’t that long ago. Don Draper at his finest hour.

Quick post today because I have dishes to do and the dogs will not learn how to vacuum and I need to get dinner started and put on a full face of make-up OR ELSE:)

xoxo

Amy

Author Stories

Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta!

So I did it guys..I actually set up a blog and all the backend things that go along with it. I am crushing the internet! Bezos, Musk, Gates you better watch out. I’m actually pretty proud of myself only because the tech side of things has never been something that comes easy but damn it I did it and only cried once.

I’m actaully really excited to get this out to the world because for so long I have been wanting a place to just chat and get the feelings out of all my random thoughts. There has been so much that hasn’t been unpacked and maybe, just maybe getting it out there will help me and possibly someone reading and understanding too. I am by no means a therapist and up until this point have handled situations so wrong in the past. Never really dealing with what was wrong but sweeping it under the rug. To my close friends that know everything I thank them with my life. I really do. It’s never been easy for me to open up when things are bad. So saying things out load has helped be get used to the feeling of being uncomfortable and vocalizing it.

I know this is technically my space online but I am actually hoping to make this about all of us. To learn from each other and share things that work and major fails so we can all have a laugh (with you not at you of course).

We have a few different ways to connect. You can for sure comment down below and get our conversations started. Or if you just need an ear on a private level I’m happy to listen. You can email us at hello@swearingtotallyhelps.com. I promise to respond. Facebook, Intsagram and Twitter too. I will always send the latest post to socail media along with my random crazy comments that pop in from time to time.

I may not be for everyone but I’m here if needed. I just know how isolating it can be when you feel alone. Let’s change that.

Amy