Today we’d like to introduce you to Adaleta Avdic.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Adaleta. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
adaatude (on social media) is known as Adaleta or Ada (add-ugh) on a day to day basis amongst family and friends. What started as a senior college project at the University of Arizona in the winter of 2012, has since then blossomed into a full-blown business including an active Instagram audience which is supported by the weekly blog posts and YouTube videos.
Has it been a smooth road?
The journey has never been smooth, and women are definitely some of the hardest critics in this industry. There’s a lot of cliques, and unfortunately a lot of “mean girls” who don’t support other business owners’ method of growth and success. In any industry, not everyone is going to be happy for you but in no instance should you compromise your own happiness. The people who will support you are the ones you want to post content for, and no matter what you do, the haters will be there. One of the biggest things about putting yourself out there is being able to grow tough skin. It’s absolutely necessary if you want to sleep at night and enjoy every day. There is nothing more important to me than being confident in my own skin, and I would encourage every woman to be self-confident and keep her chin up no matter what hate she receives from those are simply jealous.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am a blogger and social media influencer. My everyday changes depending on what project I’m working on, but I’m always with my photographer, taking photos of new content. I do work with a videographer to capture b-roll and video footage for YouTube videos. Some days, I vlog with my camera, and other days, I spend most of my time writing. My biggest love in this industry is the writing, and this is what initially got me into blogging. I wasn’t a fan of the photos, but I wanted to write because I communicate better through the written word than I do speaking in person. I’m proud of the amazing partnerships I was able to lock in 2017 and of course, 2018. Working with brands I imagined would never know who I was, and being a part of their projects, has been such a dream come true every single day!
Looking back on your childhood, what experiences do you feel played an important role in shaping the person you grew up to be?
As an immigrant from Bosnia back in the early 90s, my roots and my parents made me a hard worker. There was nothing like the work ethic they passed on to me. I knew if I worked hard enough I could be successful, and this is what I did since I was 16. Not only do I like to work, but I like to work hard because I find joy in it. That work ethic will make you successful so this is what was passed on to me long before I was able to work.
- Website: https://www.adaatude.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adaatude/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdaletaAvdic
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/adaatude
- Other: https://www.pinterest.com/adaatude/