So… If you have been following for a while you know that I have taken a few breaks here are there but this recent one has been the most intense. There was a huge shift in the blogging industry, making me question everything I was doing and eventually I started to resent the process. Everything I wrote wasn’t good enough (to me), I wasn’t hearing back from brands I wanted to work with and my obsession with “Followers” dictated my ever move. I went to events hoping for motivation only to fell lost in a sea of people who barely talked to one another, but made sure every selfie with their “Blogging Besties” were perfect.
Every other day I would get an email alerts from bloggers I was following announcing the end of their blogs, the promises of revamps/rebranding, or noticing them abandoning it all together. I was clear at that point I wasn’t the only on feeling the void grow and swallow them in. What was once a place of community had morphed in to a new found land where I felt lost in. So, I left left all the lights on, locked the door and walked away from Tall Glass of Style (HERE).
In all honesty I tried to push past this feeling of giving up by drumming up a few post here or there but eventually I came to a brick wall. I needed time to shut everything out and find my footing again not only on the blog but life in general. I took the chance to figure out my shit and discover what I wanted for myself. Clearing out the clutter, digging through the bullshit and pulling my way back to a place where I could be creative again.
Coming back to blogging has required me to focus on self care and worth. I know I will run into tough patches when none of this seem worth it and in those times I say a mantra to center myself.
“I’m here because I want to be here. My voice is strong. My creativity is ever growing. I am valuable. I am enough”
I’m excited for the things coming and look forward to sharing this journey with all of you guys. If you have a similar journey where you had to take a break, restart, or any moment of self revaluation feel free to chat with me about here in the comments or tweet me boo!
-See ya next post loves