Today we’d like to introduce you to Bri Rinehart.
Bri, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I decided to move from California to Boston in 2014. Prior to moving, I had never set foot in Boston and I did not know anyone. Needless to say, it was a big change – but I was ready for it! I had blogged prior to moving but wasn’t completely serious about it until I moved. I began to use my blog as a way for my family and friends in California to stay updated with my adventures. Since then, my blog has become a lifestyle blog where I mainly focus on brunch reviews and my travels.
Has it been a smooth road?
I wouldn’t say that it has been the smoothest road – but I think that is what makes it fun because it’s a challenge. I like challenges. Something I struggle with constantly is comparing myself to other bloggers/influencers. It’s very easy to get caught up in what they are doing on a daily basis compared to what you are doing. There are days, where I think I cannot keep up. I freak out and think that my blog or social media is not as good. However, I have to take a breath and keep in mind that just because that is what someone else is doing, does not mean that I have to do it as well. I have to go at a pace that works for me, my blog and followers. I have a schedule of when I want to post things, but sometimes, I take a break because I do not feel like writing that blog post or I do not feel like sharing on social. And, that is all okay. Sometimes, you need to take a break and live in the moment.
My advice to others would be to decide what you want, then take it slow. It’s great to see what others are doing in your niche to gain inspiration, but do what works for you. You’ll gain a following – even if it feels like you’re not! You’ll be surprised who pays attention to your work and the feedback you’ll receive.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with The Fearless Lady – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Recently, I began describing myself as a creative. I started using this term because I found it is hard to pigeonhole myself into one creative activity. I’m creative and talented at a variety of things. Besides blogging, one of my most prominent creative activity is photography. Photography is my passion. I have always enjoyed it and have always had a natural eye for capturing photographs. I used to have a side hustle when I lived in California where I was a photographer, but stopped (why? I don’t know!). I recently announced, I am doing photography (part-time) and am very excited about this new venture.
In December, I rebranded my blog to become, The Fearless Lady. I named my blog The Fearless Lady because:
1] I have taken risks in my life that other people would never dream of doing (moving across the country, going on solo trips, etc.)
2] People have told me how my bravery to do things have helped them do things that they have been afraid of
Upon hearing these stories and listening to people’s comments, I wanted to inspire others. I want people to step out of their shells and do something that matters to them. If I – a very, very, VERY shy kid while growing up – can do it, others can, too.
Being fearless doesn’t necessarily mean that I have no fear. To me, it means conquering that fear and doing something even though I’m afraid.
Who have you been inspired by?
There have been many, many women who have inspired me. I’m inspired by any woman who is a trailblazer and working towards what she wants. I’m always a fan of the “underdogs” – women who had a dream or goal and work hard to make it come true, even if people don’t think they can.
I could go on and on about the women who have inspired me, but I am going to focus on two of the main women in my life who have always inspired me. My mom is a creative woman – I’m not sure if I would be such a creative woman if she never had us do arts or crafts, make some of our clothes (she’s great at sewing!) or if I never found her artwork – which I would look at all the time! She also used to be a Creative Memories consultant – which is something she never thought she would do, but she was really great at it and did it for years! I’m also inspired by my sister. She is a talented writer and comes up with the most imaginative stories. One of the coolest moments was when she submitted a story for a contest and her story was published in a book with the other winners.
- Website: www.bririnehart.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/brimrinehart
- Facebook: facebook.com/groups/bririnehart
- Twitter: twitter.com/bririnehart