Friday, January 1, 2016

Day 1

Well hello there world...
I have been struggling lately to sort of find my place in you. I feel torn between being Cherokee and Cherry and figuring out who everyone wants me to be versus who I want me to be. So this year instead of making a resolution, I am issuing myself a challenge. My challenge is to write a blog every single day about something real in my life-- and include a picture also of something real. I need to put something in the world that makes me feel substantial, and I think this will help. I hope.
I have no idea if any of you will read this. I have no idea if anyone will care. But honestly if I can be the realest me, and hope that I make some connections and try to reach out to others that share my feelings, that is all that
I can ask for.
This is not a fashion blog. This is not a modeling blog. This is not a beauty blog. This is a real person blog.
Thank you ladies (and few fellas) for always showing me unconditional love and support. I hope this project enlightens.

XOXO,
C

34 comments:

  1. I have followed your career and Youtube channel for a little over a year. You inspire me every day and I hope that this safe space you have carved out for yourself gives you some peace. We all need that place,and I look forward to seeing what you become.

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    1. Thank you! I am actually really excited (and a little scared) to do this... but I think it will be a fun new adventure. :)

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  2. You are beautiful even without makeup, crying over the holidays, or struggling to find your place in the world.
    Many of us spend our whole lives doing just that. Do not be discouraged dear sweet lady, you will get there. You are beautiful, strong, and selfless. You have a man that loves you, the real you. I hope you have a good day :)

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  3. Superrrrrrrr excited to read your blog every day! I look up to you Cherry. You are not only beautiful you are a good person and that means the world to me in this day and age.

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  4. We are facets of the persons we are on social media and whom we are in person. Can you imagine trying to capture all our essence in just 500 words or less or a set of pictures? It's like an author trying to convey all they wrote in their book in 2 hour movie!
    I'm a blogger and struggle with the same - I'm sure many of us do. You're not alone but do what is right for your soul.
    Hugz! <3

    P.S. Where's your subscribe button? :)

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    1. I have no idea!! I am new to this blogging thing. But I am having a gal revamp my page... I will definitely have her add one. haha. Thanks for the heads up!

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    2. Just comment again once it's up. Would love to follow. <3

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  5. I love this idea! A blog a day surely won't be easy, but I believe in you! You have a ton to offer the world beyond beauty. Perhaps you can spend some time writing about what life is like when you don't have a "traditional" career. Many people want to do what you've done, take a passion and make it their life's work but it's incredibly scary and I think you've got a lot to say on the subject. Best of luck to you, Cherokee and happy new year!

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  6. Be whoever you want to be Cherry! You really are inspirational, and although I only know you from YouTube you seem like such a genuine, down to earth person. You totally inspired my vintage wedding hair too, which I loved! So thank you for making us girls feel gorgeous by being yourself, which is awesome.

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  7. I think the holiday season makes many of us feel emotional and out of sorts. The energy seems really heightened and crazy! Thank you for your honesty. You're a beautiful person inside and out and I 'm really looking forward to reading your blogs. I identify with how you feel and I think many others will too! Lotsa love and happiness to you for 2016 Shelley xxx

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  8. Here with you babes..be who you are I adore you just for the you that you've allowed me to see..I've been following you now for a few years and im looking forward to these "real".posts..your fabulous.

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  9. Here with you babes..be who you are I adore you just for the you that you've allowed me to see..I've been following you now for a few years and im looking forward to these "real".posts..your fabulous.

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  11. I look forward to reading more about Cherokee.... You have always intrigued me and inspired me to be who I'm comfortable with. I hope you can find your happy medium and be who you need and want to be!

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  12. You go girl! I can strongly identify with this struggle. I appreciate your honesty and I hope that you can find peace in knowing how inspiring you are...but even more so challenging to others...& myself. I need the human connection to be challenged by others through writing and communication. ��

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  13. I've followed you for about 4 years (I think 4)
    I'm so excited to start reading your blog. Oregon natives unite!! :)

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  14. I am really looking forward to seeing how your blog develops and grows as it goes along. When I met you last year you struck me as a sincere person. I really think your purpose is guiding women to seek their best and truest self. Thank you for the honest look into your life <3

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  15. Dear Cherry,

    I've followed your online presence for about 2 years and have always loved how real you are. I honestly am turned off by most YouTube stars because there's this veneer of insincerity, but I've never gotten that from you. And I think it's very much because you actively, vocally strive to communicate with everyone, be accessible, help women celebrate themselves, and just have fun with life :) You starting a blog is just one more thing that definitely affirms for me what a good online role model you are for the women of the world!

    Thanks for everything you do,
    Kira Bee

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  16. I think you are the loveliest person! As a long time YT subscriber I adore you so much, especially your everyday life posts, such as your recipes and cooking episode _ so needless to say I look forward to reading your blog in this new year. Thank you for that.

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  17. How exciting!!! Looking forward to reading this and getting to know you :)

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  18. Looks like lots of people want to see the real you. Happy New Year Cherokee I hope it is the best one yet XXX

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  19. It's nice to meet you Cherokee...look forward to getting to know who the lady behind the image is. I totally relate. As a mother with grown children, a wife who has a hard time being that due to health issues, and the isolation that I am living in ...the silence is deaffening...my blog, my fans it's a connection, but can also be overwhelming, everyone expecting me to be who they imagine...if I skip a day posting to FB, well, I know you get it. Like you said being caught between who are and well who you are. I am here...I know you have friends, but the offer is there, another shoulder. Ruby aka Rubys Musings

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  20. Well I'm looking forward to this. I think alot of us want to get to know the real you. Thank you for sharing and also being real with us.

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  21. Well I'm looking forward to this. I think alot of us want to get to know the real you. Thank you for sharing and also being real with us.

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  22. Oh! how great. I am very pleased with the blog and am curious how the year is . It is a great challenge to try to write something every day . Respect! Super I find the possibility of translating .
    Warm greetings from Germany.

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  23. Once again you are a brave women facing new changes and taking your fans along for the ride. I've been following you since you were a single gal living in Vancouver. I hope that this blog will help to unite your two selves, private and public.

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  24. So I don't usually post comments on blogs like this but I just thought I'd share, as this "I feel torn between being Cherokee and Cherry" as this really made me think.
    Did you know a brilliant diamond has 58 facets (or sides)?
    My point is (and there is a point honest), that you do not have to pick to be Cherokee or Cherry, you are both. You are also a wife, daughter, friend, business woman, role model (the list goes on), made up of all your unique and personal experiences, made up of many different and often contrasting sides. Never one thing without the other,and that's what makes everyone so unique.
    So if you're ever feeling like you don't know who you are, the answer is simple, you are a diamond.

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    1. I absolutely love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  25. Thank you for this. I'm 26 years old and a mother to 2 with our 3rd on the way. I never really got a chance to find out who I was in my early 20's. I'm only trying to figure it out now, but sometimes my categories are just "mom" and "so and so's wife". It gets frustrating because I want to feel like an individual without the backlash and the feeling of guilt because I want to be selfish for a moment out of the day... Anyway, thank you for being so real. Always. I'm thankful for positive people like you who are making a difference in this sometimes negative world. Here is to a wonderful 2016!

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    1. Wanting to have your own identity separate from your family is NOT being selfish! It is being healthy and being human!

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  26. Really looking forward to reading your blog, and I really relate to that feeling of trying to balance your various personas. :) Happy New Year and good luck!

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