So What’s Up?
“What the heck is going on around here?” is probably something you all are wondering unless we talk on a regular basis so let’s start over shall we?
Hi! I’m Samara. Social media manager, wife, mama, blogger and WITCH! That’s right folks, witch. When people say 2020 woke them up I believe them because the same is true for me. What we’ve been through as individuals, families, communities, people groups and countries is pretty crazy but truly something I think the whole world needed.
The first major change for me was leaving behind the Christian Church and Christian communities I was part of here in my area in late 2020. I decided to fully step away from the teachings, ideas and blatant disregard of basic human rights I was brought up to believe in and commit my life too. I could no longer stand by and participate in a community, that at it’s core, was cruel, hateful and nothing like the man/God they followed.
Since then I have stepped into a more earth based, soul seeking practice in the safety of my coven and local witchy community lead by the amazing Lauren Wilde. I’m currently diving into learning my craft, figuring out my shadow and re-evaluating relationships with friends and family members alike. To some that may look like me being selfish but it’s actually me learning my worth and setting healthy, long lasting boundaries that are beneficial to me, my family and working/personal relationships as whole. It’s an act that actually benefits everyone.
Making this BIG change has come with it’s ups and downs but at the end of the day I’m becoming a better person for making this choice. Not everyone is going to understand it or agree with it but it was the right choice for me. And at the end of the day I will always choose a healthier, better me.
So What Does All of This Mean For My Life Moving Forward?
Well, this means a lot of things.
One of the biggest things is getting back to a healthy social life. I’m currently trying to get over my FOMO and actually slow the heck down a little bit. Dayton is amazing, and there are so many great things happening but that doesn’t mean I have to be at EVERYTHING all of the time. This mentality really took hold when my account, The Gem City Mama took off. Being out and about town on a regular basis was suppose to be a fun hobby that quickly turned into a job. It’s been a fun ride but truthfully, I don’t know how much long “The Gem City Mama” will still be around. I’ve got some more soul searching to do before she goes away entirely. GCM saved me during my early days of SAHM life and aided in me re-emerging from that. However, like a lot of things, we outgrow them or they just don’t “fit” anymore and that’s where I’m at with that identity currently.
Next up, after a year of working with one amazing lady, Jen Papadakis, I finally have the courage and gumption to take work life by the reigns and branch out on my own with my new Social Media Management Company, Dark Moon Social. DMS isn’t your run of the mill social media company. I have decided to focus on the more magical side of life when it comes to clientele. I aim to help and develop inspiring witches, shaman, healers, metaphysical shops, yoga studios and so on. When I say this magical, mystical, heathen community has saved me, I am not kidding. It feels right, way down in my bones, to serve this community and it’s something my heart is in 1000%. If you or someone you know could benefit from a social media creatrix such as myself send them my way! My business officially launches on Samhain (10/31/21) and I can’t wait to birth this idea into life.
Okay. Last but not least lets talk about THIS blog. This space has seen it all and has spent lots of time hibernating through the years. As the world continues to shift and change so does social media. The stability I find lacking on most platforms doesn’t exist here. This platform is constant (unless the whole internet goes down one day…)and literally works for me and not the other way around. As this year ends and the new year begins get ready to see a bigger shift to this platform for the “meaty” stuff and IG will be more for promoting what is going on over here. I’m ready for something constant in my life again and I think this space is the one to create that balance again.
Well folks I think that’s it for now. If you have questions please leave me a comment so I can get those answered for you, or message me on whatever social media platform you follow me on for a more in depth convo. Thanks for still being here and following along!