I am Jenni and I write my own blog, Pupulandia. I have been involved in the world of blogging and social media for over 11 years, starting from when blogs were just an innocent hobby without even a hint of them possibly becoming a business one day.
Back then I was just happy that I had found a channel that I could use to share my thoughts and inspiration as well as a group of people who were interested in the same things as me.
Social media can easily create an image and an illusion of perfection about people. When people share only the best moments and only the most beautiful details of their lives on social media, it is easy to forget that behind every social media profile there is a real person with their own challenges, battles and insecurities.
I am sure that for many readers, I appear to be a quite confident and determined person, which I pretty much am today, but there have been many times in my life when I didn’t know what I wanted, and I also discovered “my thing” almost by accident. My blogging hobby grew organically into a profession, and I never imagined that I would still be doing this ten years later.
It is hard to imagine my life without the blog or separated from it since it has been with me for such a long time. Becoming myself over the years has been a hard and sometimes painful process, and the connection to my true self has been searched in psychotherapy, contemplating alone and in discussions.
I have always been the brave type, but I have also understood that sharing my own battles with others helps people understand me better, and maybe also gives them courage too. That is why I have deliberately wanted to break taboos and speak about topics that few people have the courage to speak about out loud: mental health, therapy, depression, exhaustion, loneliness and other difficulties I have encountered. I have wanted to show that anyone can suffer from things like these regardless of external looks and that they do not have to stigmatize a person for the rest of their life. And most of all I have wanted to show that you can always survive your hard times and experiences.
It is OK to be incomplete and to say it out loud. It is also OK to fail or to drift, because often it is precisely those moments when you learn the most.
The most genuine beauty is ultimately measured by how you treat other people.