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Editor's Letter: Embracing Forbes As Well As Failure

The past few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster. Like any of you reading this newsletter, I’ve already had my fair share of highs and lows in 2018, but I will have to admit being included on Forbes 30 Under 30 earlier this week was a huge high. I woke up and at first, I thought it was a joke and finally believed it was real when Kristabel Plummer tweeted me, or rather us. Like most people I retweeted, wrote my own tweet and posted on Instagram. However, it was after posting the Forbes news on Instagram that I decided that I wanted to be completely transparent in this week’s newsletter and say that days before hearing about Forbes I wanted to shut Black Ballad down for good. 

Guilt is one of the main emotions driving me to share my feelings in this newsletter. I felt guilty as I posted about Forbes on the majority of my social platforms and came to the realisation that like most people, I use social media to display the highlights of my life. I don’t show the low points and very rarely do I post my day to day routine.