This week’s Boss lady Spotlight is Natalie from Freely Nat! She is a single mom of 2 residing in the great state of South Carolina – Go Gamecocks! She developed her brand to motivate and encourage those who are also on the journey of mastering self-care. It’s important to know you’re NOT alone. As she continues becoming FREE – mind, body, and soul – She encourages you to join with her! Her brand is a celebration of the woman she once was and who she has become!
What inspired you to start your blog Freely Nat?
My blog was originally created as a space for healing. I was encouraged for many years to write about my life story even if I didn’t share it.
What was the hardest part about starting your Freely Nat?
Remaining consistent. It’s hard to determine what your content should be about. Should you write about what’s popular or remain true to yourself?
Who are a few Boss Ladies that you look up to or that inspire you?
I really enjoy seeing content from Taryn Newton, Megan – Bodyposipanda, and Destiney Green.
What advice do you have for anyone looking to start a blog?
Have a plan! Don’t expect your blog to take off overnight, it takes times and whatever you do – if this is your passion don’t give up.
Did you feel prepared when you launched your blog? What helped you feel confident about starting your venture?
At the launch, I thought I was ready. I had a few post schedule and I just knew I was good to go. However, that wasn’t the case. There was much more that I needed to learn. The only thing that made me feel super confident was the images I put out to represent me. I hired a professional and they were amazing!
How do you find time to balance your busy lifestyle with being a business professional, blogger and a mom?
Finding balance is hard! Sometimes, this means early mornings and late nights. My children understand blogging is an outlet for me and my goal is to take them on this journey with me.
How do you wish to impact your community/the world with what you’re offering? What’s your ultimate goal?
My ultimate goal is to connect with teenage girls before they become mothers. I was a teen mom and knowing the struggle I hope to help someone else not make the same mistakes I did.
What’s your favorite: Book, Podcast, Blog, Movie?
- Cook or Eat out: Cook
- Shop in-store or Online: Online
- Book or Kindle: Book
- Netflix or Hulu: Netflix
- Sweet or Salty: Sweet
- Sneakers or heels: Heels