Hello there friend! So I’m sure youve probably noticed this but recently I took a break from the world of blogging. And I’m not talking a short “two weeks break and I’m done” Haitus I’m talking two months no social media no comments no likes: nothing.
First I want to say I’m sorry. This blog wouldn’t be possible without so many incredible and amazing followers and readers like you. Why? Because you guys encourage me, and because this blog isn’t just for me it’s for you too.
Next I’m going to be honest: I took tuis hiatus entirely for selfish reasons. I needed to focus on school and sports and finding myself amidst growing depression, anxiety, and I think I finally have. And this leads me to my first point of this spur of the moment blog post:
It’s Okay to Be Selfish Sometimes
Yes. I just said that. “But sharing is caring!” Yes but share with yourself FIRST. I can’t help you guys if I’m drowning in my own problems and dilemmas. If I’m failing a class or if I’m incredibly stressed while getting ready for school then something needs to change.
Sometimes We Don’t Realize How Much Things Consume Us
This blog was consuming my life. Literally. And not all in bad ways. It has become a place where I’m not afraid to express myself and how I view the world. I’m not afraid to talk about things I’ve gone through and give y’all some good advice, but in some ways it was taking up way too much time. I was spending a minimum of 3 hrs every week on blog posts and Pinterest and instagram alone and that doesnt count contacting companies and trying to get sponsors. In short this blog was consuming so much time and energy, and I didnt even realize until I took a break.
It’s Okay to be Confident in Your Decisions
I’m not by nature a confident person, in fact I like to maintain a steady stream of questions challenging my ideals because in the end I know that I will choose what I believe in. During my haitus I’ve had to make loads of hard decisions and some of them were hard to stand by, but now looking back on them I’m POSITIVE I made the right decision.
We Are All Beautiful In Our Own Unique Way
As humans, especially as girls in todays society, we are constantly comparing ourselves with the people around us. Because of our social media apps, we are constantly seeing people’s good sides and are forced to compare ourselves with a, lets be honest, unrealistic standard. But I’m here right now to tell you that you are beautiful and you are enough, and you might not be like that celebrity on tv but thats because you are uniquely you.
I am Strong Enough to Overcome Life’s Greatest Challenges
The biggest reason I took a break was because I was dealing with some serious self-hate and anxiety and stress, and although these were mostly internal problems, they were hard for me to cope with for a while. Even now I don’t have it all together, but thats okay because I’ve learned ways to fight back. Sometimes when you feel the thoughts of “you’re not good enough” coming in you have to replace them with “I AM more than enough”
Thank you all SO SO much for reading my small insignificant post! What are some major life lessons you’ve learned this year? I’d be so so happy to read them! Comment down below.