Hello everyone. It’s been a minute…or three years hasn’t it? For a few years, I fell out of love with blogging. I started this blog as an outlet to document my style and thoughts. After a while, I felt pressure within myself to churn out new posts and my inspiration and authenticity was lost.
Until tonight, or this morning I guess, I had not looked at my blog in well over a year. While I left it up, it did not bring me joy or excitement to post anymore and it was no longer something I shared with others or thought of as my own. Tonight was different. I looked back on my posts with a sense of nostalgia and a renewed sense of excitement. O
I stopped posting for reasons many can relate to. I felt like I had to compete with those around me and the pressure from metrics such as likes, comments and followers took its toll. I no longer enjoyed blogging for what it was, a chance to post my thoughts and ideas. It become nothing more than a numbers game and it became more stressful than serene to develop any sort of content. I was always comparing myself to others instead of looking for inspiration. I never thought my posts were as put together as others and I began to doubt myself. I decided it was best for me to step away from social media and sharing and focus on being in the moment. I stopped worrying about capturing the moments and began relishing them. I began to feel better and more at peace. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore reading blogs and following influencers on on social media. Much of my style is still very much influenced by others who shape the fashion industry. But I needed to step away from the metrics for a while and get back to real life.
Over the last two and a half, nearly three years, I have started college, changed majors (and transferred schools), received my first promotion at a company I love working for, made new friends, met the love of my life and most importantly, gained a strong appreciation for coffee… hahaha just kidding on that last one.
I may post about some of these experiences (the tea is good!), some related to fashion and others not so much in future posts but for now I am moving at my own pace.
These adventures have changed me and I feel at this moment I am ready to share again. I’m not going to worry about a timeline or metrics or anything that doesn’t “spark joy” (shoutout to Marie Kondo) in the world of blogging. I am focusing on why blogging truly matters to me: it is an escape and a joy, not a chore and a hassle.
Mindset is everything. You cannot control your circumstances but you can control your outlook on them.
Thank you and welcome back.