Hello again world!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. I have a lot of explaining to do.
I’ve been taking a(n 8 month) break to refocus. Laying it all out there, at this time last year, I was looking for shallow validation: followers, likes, attention, a better closet… All the wrong reasons. It drove me to be competitive, but not in a healthy way. I made sure it wasn’t visible in my posts or my content, but it was the blog/Instagram driving me, instead of my passions driving the blog. It was exhausting, it was inauthentic, and it was shallow. Now that I have a handle on everything, I feel rebalanced and ready to try this again.
So as an update, in the past 8 months, I’ve:
- Gone to Mexico on a cruise with 25 of my family members.
- Decided to make the year going into my 30’s the beginning of my best life. For myself.
- Earned a raise.
- Spent some time with my family and showed them that Tennessee isn’t THAT bad (but it definitely isn’t Texas).
I can’t say that my future posts will be perfect, but I am not going to focus on my likes, comments, and followers. I’m back and better than before.