MADE Maven October Issue MADE Magazine - Page 66

MADEUS a lot of social media influencer are introverts or socially awkward, so we don't naturally like to hang out with people all the time anyway. Since we make our own schedules we can sometimes overwork and not have a good balance of social interaction in real life. What most people don’t consider are the mental and physical side effects to being an influencer. It’s a quick way to develop health issues, not only from a lack of social interaction but so much exposure to electromagnetic fields (computers, phones, etc) which is damaging to the body. Many influencers struggle with some level of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, etc. One of the reasons could be we simply need to get off our phones and go outside! So I have to consciously make time to get out of the house, interact with humans, get some sun and live in the moment. We have to take time to be real people and get off our screens! What do you see yourself doing a few years from now? What do you want your legacy to be? I don't know what the future holds but I do know that I want my legacy to be all the people I’ve helped, the prosperity of their kids, my kids and the next generation. Cliche, but if I don't pass on what I’ve learned to someone else, what good is it? I want the next generation to be smarter, wiser and have a better life. They deserve a chance to not have to recover from trauma and experience the best life possible! That’s what matters to me the most. Is there anything else you would like to add? The older I get the more I want people to understand: life PHOTOS COURTESY of Vicky Logan @victoriouslogan | 66 isn’t just about you! It’s not just about what car you drive or how many houses you bought, how many followers you have or how much money you made. It’s not even about building your family and being happy. It’s about how you bring change, the impact you have on others, how you bettered someone else’s life. The light you shine to bring other people of our darkness. Even the tough situations we go through have purpose, and that purpose is bigger than you. You were given your situation to show someone else how to get through theirs. So whatever you do in life, make sure you do it with a smile so that you’ve made a positive impact on someone else!