|Stepping in to a NEW WORLD as a mother, wife, hobby farmer, beat maker, independent beauty consultant, crypto enthusiast… I could go on for a hot minute!
My journey into crypto started not so long ago. I had heard about Bitcoin for years, but never payed much attention to it. In 2020, I started hearing about more varieties of cryptocurrencies, and what they were about. Finally, around February-March 2021, my husband and I decided to invest in a handful of tokens. Now for me (someone who never even touched stocks, let alone crypto) it turned out to be a pretty exciting and wild ride!
I literally had to desensitize myself with the charts for the first few months. It was ridiculous. Now that I’m cool, calm and collected, it’s a way more peaceful journey! My downfall in this adventure is that I know the bare minimum that I need to know in this crypto world. The huge bonus, though… is the community!
Oh my goodness! I was so lost when it came to crypto that I literally made a new Twitter account to learn more about it. SHIB was my superstar! That token is the entire reason I wanted to seek out more knowledge. To this day it’s still my favorite token because it led me to all of the amazing people that are dear to me, whom l’ve had the privilege of meeting in the Twitter and crypto space. Every single person… each in their own ways… are unique, talented, educated, hard working, down to earth, loving and beautiful people! All have one specific thing in common: crypto! The curiosity and love of crypto!
It is amazing to see how much our communities care for one another. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced! There are people in this space that volunteer their time and energy to help educate people like me. Adopting one another as family, lifting and building others up, and watching out for each other warms my heart every single day. That is why I am here.
If you’re still reading, you’re a trooper, and I appreciate you! I was so extremely shy when coming into this space. One day I was listening to people having a conversation about crypto in Twitter spaces and BOOM! I hear my name. OMG, my stomach dropped… A certain SOMEBODY (Shiba Jim) cough, cough… asked me to come up as a speaker and introduce myself. I literally felt the heat radiate from my face turning red, but I powered through because I felt safe enough to try. A lot of my introduction is still a blur. I was shaking. I remember that! I also remember scrambling for a good hour trying to figure out how to play some music for the group. I finally figured out my issues and played an old tune that I made close to a decade ago. Surprisingly to me, they loved it!
That little tug from Shiba Jim, a tiny bit of bravery from myself, and the feedback I got that day set off a chain reaction that boosted my self confidence enough to get me back into making music again. I’ve played more in spaces, to help keep things entertaining. I have even been hosting my own goof off spaces from time to time! All the while, meeting a lot of incredible people, just by being curious and social.
For me, this community is about more than just crypto. Yes, it is definitely a big part: our common thread! But it fans out into SO MUCH MORE!
Don’t be shy! Speak up and ask questions to get an idea of how to research, and what to look for. Do not be discouraged if you’re dismissed. Keep going! There are a lot of people that find joy in teaching you to fish. I promise. We have a wonderful group of golden-hearted, helpful and knowledgeable people in our community. I look forward to seeing what we will achieve together, and am so honored to be a part of the team.