First off, I LOVE THIS QUOTE.
I heard this quote a while ago from Michael’s dad, Gary AKA Gar-Bear ( my name for him ). There I was complaining about someone who was talking shit about me & he simply stated:
“Lauryn, the coyotes howl, but the caravan keeps moving.”
I had a minor heart attack. The quote is just goosebumps good.
So what’s mean exactly? Ok well, where should I start?
Let’s start with social media. The other day I was browsing a celeb’s Instagram. I went to look at her comments & I kid you not, 90% of them were people bashing the celebrity.
These negative naysayers are the coyotes.
The celebrity ignored the trolls & posted another positive Instagram a few hours later…AKA her caravan kept moving.
Point: life goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.
So as I’m reading these negative, rude, cruel comments, I started to reflect. In life everyone has an opinion about what you should do in your relationship or how you should wear your hair or why you should stick it out in a job that’s not for you or in general, just has negative things to say about your life.
My opinion? Do you. Do what works for you. Not someone else.
Let’s take this to a more serious place, shall we? This quote reminds me of when I was a bartender a couple years ago. There I was polishing glasses, making people drinks, carrying boxes, busting ass, etc. Basically doing everything I could so I could focus on building The Skinny Confidential during the day.
While tending bar I made some great friends…but I also had some…hmmm, interesting customers.
They would ask “what do you want to do with your life?” I’d say “I’m a blogger half time, but I hope to make it my full time career.” They’d then look at me as if I had ten heads & I was an alien from outer space attempting to abduct their children.
“What, HA are you crazy? You can’t make good money off that? What about working in an office setting? Working at home can be tough. How do you even make that a professional? I’d recommend having other options, Lauryn.”
Or they would laugh. Like, laugh & laugh & laugh. As if it was the funniest thing ever.
I’d simply smile & think “keep going.”
So I kept going & going & going…& years later, I blog full-time.
In all honestly, there was never any plan B. I set out to do something with TSC & I never had a back-up plan. This was always the goal. I kept my caravan moving, despite what these people had to say.
FYI, if I listened to what everyone said about blogging, I’d be bartending still. Sorry for the honestly, but I’m just trying- to keep it real, raw, & unfiltered.
( ALSO, I have to mention: when someone looks at you like an creepy alien, you’re doing something right…because honestly if everyone was doing it, it wouldn’t be as lucrative or ahead of the curve ).
In any case, coyotes are noise. Keep your caravan moving.
Later Negative Nancy & Debbie Downer! Vroom, vroom.