Have YOU Found Your Tribe?

my beavers, SoFabCon 2014, #SoFabCon14
When bloggers go to conferences, we always hear the same words. Don’t get me wrong, there are many lessons to be learned and I always take them all in, but some words, some messages, are simply repeated time after time. Why? Because they’re THAT important. The one that resonates the most with me is simply “Have you found your tribe?”.


 noun \ˈtrīb\

: a group of people that includes many families and relatives who have the same language, customs, and beliefs

: a large family

: a group of people who have the same job or interest

Tribes are important y’all! Bloggers be bitches (and *ahem* brands) sometimes, and you need that tribe. You need them to lift you up, to bump ideas off of, to laugh, to cry, to support, to just…well be there when you need them. I’ve got them and everyone needs a tribe in all aspects of their lives. Both professionally, and personally.

Silly Tribe

My tribe, my beavers, hails from Michigan, California, North Carolina, and Texas (although that last one is painstakingly shy and absent from almost all of our photos). You might think it’s strange that my BEST FRIENDS in the whole wide world don’t live close to me, but it is what it is. These are my people. I love my people. We’re not a click (although we do wear pink on Wednesdays), and we do welcome anyone and everyone into whatever fun we can stir up. We’re a tribe. A strong group of like-minded women that aim to support, and love, one another no matter what our industry brings. A tribe. If I haven’t said this already, you need to find your tribe because these beautiful, strong women are invaluable in my every day life. I need them, and I hope that in turn, they need me.

To the outside world, we’re goofy, we’re a hot mess, we’re a bunch of nonsensical women that appear to need therapy. But on the inside, in our tribe, we’re supportive, strong, loving, and we have each other’s backs no matter what. Mess with me, you mess with my tribe.

Have you found your tribe?

Also, don’t forget about cross-tribing. Is that a word? OK, apparently it is now. My tribe has tribes. We cross tribe and that’s just as important as my tribe itself. Like-tribes flock together and support one another. We help each other grow, and we find happiness in each other’s successes.


I’m not going to say your life will be perfect once you find your tribe, but I can assure you, it will be so much better, so much more enriched than it is now. My tribe? I’ll love them until the day I die and I thank my lucky stars that we’re aligned and that they have my back, and that I have theirs.

Want to see how our tribe’s dynamics work? Be forewarned, we’re a random, hot mess, but we work well together and thankfully, one of us catches it all on video. This is one of our random trips to the best Walmart on the PLANET while we were in NW Arkansas for #SoFabCon14.

Have you found your tribe?


About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Mel Pezza says:

    Love you girls!

  2. Hahahahaha — I love all you girls so much. Some day I’m going to meet you and be crazy and get kicked out of Walmart with you! XD
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  3. Aww…you included me in this post even though I never end up in photos with you all. I’ll get there eventually. I promise. Love you ladies!
    JanetGoingCrazy recently posted…How to Ensure Your Child is Safe Searching on the InternetMy Profile

  4. Aww! This Tribe of yours is pretty freaking amazing. My Tribe loves you all! 😉
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  5. I like the cross tribe idea. It’s so true though. You need at least one tribe in life. 🙂
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  6. You have quite an awesome group of ladies there!
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  7. I have my tribe! My tribe is full of some pretty insane girls who are also grounded, professional (except after a glass of wine), and strong. Wait. We’re talking about the same tribe, aren’t we? Gawrsh I love you! Seriously. I love that we each bring a different element to our tribe. We are awesome. xo
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  8. Tribes are vital. I have found that your tribe finds you or it forms with you. It’s not something you can look for, at least to me. It’s interesting how bloggers form their own tribe…we just get each other.
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