hey friends! I’ve been so in love with this pretty peachy, pink outfit and honestly have wanted to share ALL the pictures on my instagram page … I get like that somedays – where I feel all cute and stuff. other times I forget about my confidence and I compare myself.
everyone does this.
the other day I was out with my husband taking pictures of a few looks, and I literally teared up (I blame pregnancy) lol but I started to complain about my pictures, the lighting, my outfit, my poses … everything. I was being THE WORST. I was acting so ungrateful and upset because my ‘Instagram’ wasn’t what I wanted.
let me tell you – those negative thoughts are NOT from God. He would never want you to compare yourself, or be sad about the wonderful things you ARE accomplishing. YOU are a daughter (or son) of God and YOU have infinite worth. (that’s right! just because you’re you!) more worth than any like or follow gives you.
I have experienced on multiple occasions the feeling to quit. to just STOP doing my blog, to stop sharing my outfits, my life, my everything. I feel like ‘what’s the point?’ … but I TRULY think about it, and I have come to the realization that I LOVE doing my blog. I love sharing my experiences, my knowledge, my love of fashion and beauty .. everything.
your messages of encouragement LIFT ME.
I have received multiple DM’s in the past year that seriously came at the right time. right when I was feeling my lowest, or most ‘silly’ that I was ‘still’ writing my blog/attempting to make a business out of this. so many uplifting messages about how you love following me for whatever reason, or that I have inspired you in some way. YOU WILL NEVER FULLY UNDERSTAND THE POSITIVE IMPACT THIS HAS HAD ON ME. I’m SO grateful for you – for being brave and reaching out.
treating this as a business has been tough, I get told no a lot, but I also tell a lot of companies no. I only want to spend my time writing, creating and collaborating with brands that represent my style and in that way it’s been really fun. I’ve had hard moments and I know more will come but I read this quote the other day and it stuck with me …
‘the temptation to quit will be the greatest just before you are about to succeed’
I have seen this countless times in my life. when it feels the hardest, when I feel at my lowest .. I push forward. I keep trying. I better myself. I learn more, I allow myself to be teachable, coachable and work harder. success does come.
so I don’t know if you needed a little pep talk today, but I sure needed this reminder! I hope you know how special you are. and that you REALLY CAN go for your dreams and goals. whatever they may be.
‘grateful for where I’m at, excited about where I’m going’
I love this quote too and when I look back at my blog and see how far I’ve come, I really do feel excited. it’s fun to look back on your goals and how they’ve changed or how you’ve grown because of things you’re accomplishing!
thanks again for your support!