We are not perfect people. We have flaws, we make mistakes, and guess what sometimes we even fuck up big time. It's all part of the journey of life, it's a part of our journey. As we grow into all that I know we can be. The opinions of how to achieve perfection seem to increase in volume. The contradictory factor, however, is that Thavin & Marcob is not perfect in any way shape or form. The mistakes and missteps that lead to very valuable lessons and treasured knowledge are what makes us, us. We also know that perfection is not real so all we hear when someone pitches us an idea on how to achieve perfection is a sure way to failure and heartbreak. While we believe that perfection is not real, the strive for something that you have put your whole heart into can equal a form of perfect. Which is a form we continually strive to meet with everything that we do.
Here's the thing, I am not striving for perfection. To me, the idea is a complete waste of time. Why try meeting the ultimate and ever-changing definition of perfection when I can instead put my time to more productive activities. For instance, improving myself or improving Thavin & Marcob. As a business owner, I do understand the thought connection that is perfection equals success but as a creative rule-breaking individual. I understand that perfection for one is different for every individual, two is exceptionally boring, three is constraining, and four ultimately does not, in turn, guarantee you success.
Talk To A Influencer...
Have you ever asked an Influencer what really goes into all those amazing photos you love checking out on their site, or on their Insta page? Have you ever asked an influencer what their day looks like behind the amazing photo? Because the truth is there are lights to worry about, there is makeup and hair to worry about, there are clothing changes that have to be worked in. Did I mention that the perfect clothing ideas are usually done a day or two before a shoot? It's their job to make it look easy, it's their job to create amazing photos for their followers, and their supporters. Yes, while I am positive they enjoy showing you the end product of their labors. It however is important to keep in mind that you are witnessing the final end product. As the onlooker, you get to skip all of the headaches and prior planning and just enjoy the happy outcome of all of their efforts.
The topics of our articles come from our everyday life. They are something that we experienced at some point in the week. Did you read the article on toxic people? That was written up because I had a conversation with someone who quite literary took a situation and turned herself into the victim. I'm not saying this person was wrong in feeling betrayed but warping a situation that is playing out into where you are the only one who is feeling pain is completely foolish, entitled, and conceited to me.
I wrote with feeling from a personal experience.
Was my writing perfect? -Nope
Was my experience perfect? -Nope
Was my reaction to the situation perfect? - Nope
But I shared it anyways, I wrote about it anyways, and I accepted that I did my best all the way around
Social media is filled with the positive, the good times we experience. It is a true person who is willing to share with you their personal struggles with the internet. Opening yourself up for criticism is hard in real life. It's even harder when you leave yourself open for comments from strangers behind a computer screen.
Have you ever heard that phrase, "fake it until you make it"?
It is in all honestly encouraging you to not be you, to be who you think the world wants you to be. However, being authentic is a highly desired characteristic in today's world. Yes, we are all pretending to be what we are not, some refer to it as the imposter syndrome. I prefer to think of it as more of a bluff. You are bluffing my way through the process in the hopes you will gain enough information along the way to turn you bluff into a reality. It's a way to learn from others, for others. It's a way to mimic or will what you hope or deisre your life to trully be. Although at the end of the day, when you head rests still on your pillow in a dark room. Are you really allowing the real you to shine? Are you valuable? Are you loved? Are you being your authentic self?
I'm not the same person today that I was when I was 17. I'm not even the same person I was a few years ago. The truth is I have grown. I have had new experiences that have allowed me to grow into the person I am today. It's true what they say, we are always growing, we are always learning, and always evolving into a better version then I was yesterday.
Our Company is Our Home Away From Home...
Our company is a home away from home for us. It's an extension of who we are, in fact, it represents the very best of all of us and our very unique personality. I love who we are and am excited to see who we will become as we grow. Yet here's the thing that's important to remember, behind the screen, behind your order, behind your shopping experience is quite literally just a person trying to be the very best person they can be at that moment. So thank you for accepting us for who we are, for allowing my imperfect self to forge ahead with this journey. You are truly amazing in all you do!
It's officially summer! We can't wait to start knocking things off of our summer bucket list. Summer fun is about simple laughs shared with friends in the sun. It's value is not measured in glowing tans, flashy beach ware, or insane vacation destinations.
As long as we are sharing laughs at our dinner table we believe it to be a perfect summer
and as should you. Why apply all of this pressure to live a picture perfect summer. When the majority of us are happy making life long memories at a backyard BBQ.
Share your summer plans @ThavinMarcob
We'd love to know what kind of glorious fun you are
getting up to during these sunshine filled months.
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!