Happy Sunday!! It’s been two weeks since we got home from the beach and it almost feels like forever ago. I had the most relaxing trip this time. I wasn’t stressed about my job!
The last several years I’ve gone, I would always be stressed about work and could never fully relax.
This time, I didn’t have that problem. I quit working in the corporate world this time last year and made the decision to stay home and enjoy this time with my kids and I started this blog as a way to keep busy and hone in on my creative side.
I just jumped right in to this and sometimes I question what made me do it when things get hard. The one thing I can tell you is that I wanted to connect with other women and I wanted to share my style, home decor, motherhood tips and DIY projects. It’s been a little over a year now since I started and I keep finding myself in the comparison game.
Comparing my style, my success, my home. And let me tell you, it’s not healthy!!
I have talked about this with a good friend I’ve made in this community and honestly if it weren’t for her, I probably would have quit by now. Lisa @4loveanddreams , thank you for keeping me sane!! It means more to me than you know!
I want my blog to be an inspiration to you and a place where you can refer to for great everyday affordable fashion, home decor, day to day life of a mom. Not a place that makes you feel bad about your own style, home or life as a mom. There are a lot of bloggers with “seemingly” very perfect, upscale, beautiful and sometimes unachievable homes, style and lifestyles. I don’t want you to look at my blog and feel bad about your life in any way! I am not perfect, I don’t dress up every day and look put together all the time and my house is definitely not magazine quality. I am your average mom struggling most days to keep it together. I run late to almost everything, my kids talk back to me and they don’t eat keto or vegan. I don’t cook dinner every night and my kitchen is stuck in the 1970’s with a new coat of paint on the cabinets. I’m as real and honest as I can be and I want you to be here because you resonate with me in some way.
So thank you to everyone that shows up every day and engages on my posts and watches my stories and shops my links! I get the biggest smile on my face when I see someone liked something I shared enough to shop through my links. I make a very very small commission and I’m lucky if I get a paycheck every month. I calculated my total earnings so far since I started and I’ve made a little under 2 months of my old salary. 😱
All this to say blogging isn’t easy, you have to work hard, you have to have blinders on, have a thick skin and always remember who you are and why you started this and stay true to yourself!