“SPRING: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be…”
How’s 2017 going for you so far – everything running smooth and as planned? If so, I congratulate you! Sticking to a resolution is not easy, or change for that matter. That hasn’t really been the case for me and I think its important for me to keep my supporters in the loop of not only my triumphs but my downfalls and how I overcome life’s setbacks.
As many of you may understand, maintaining a social media presence is WORK -especially being a content creator in the online world. Being a blogger, it almost feels as if you’re expected to come up with fresh new ideas to share on a daily…thats just the business of it. HOWEVER… life happens, stuff comes up and not everything may go as planned. Unfortunately, moments like these for many of us result in being discouraged, unmotivated and feeling like you fell off the wagon.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”
One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. From a breakup, experiencing a terrible eye opening situation at my previous employer to finally finding a better opportunity for my career all in first quarter…this year has been no walk in the park by any means.
I’ve done a lot of letting go of negative situations in my life lately which is why this stressful period has touched me so deeply. Here’s what I have learned so far this year:
- I realized that a successful relationship requires equal effort on both behalf’s. You can’t have someone love you more than you love them because thats being unfair to them and vice versa. When two people give effortlessly without expecting back, that’s when there is something special and one of a kind. Giving is such a wonderful thing, especially when it comes to a significant other…not sure why nowadays its all about being selfish and only thinking about “me, me, and me.” So, loving oneself sometimes means that if that is not returned, when given, its time to walk and not look back.
- (It is not easy to say this, because I know how certain things to share online are touchy subjects…but this particular issue would not be tolerated by anyone) no job on earth is worth having when you are mistreated, deceived and humiliated. It’s sad to say that women in the workplace to this day still feel like their voice can’t be heard even when seeking to resolve a problem effecting others. That was another negative I didn’t think twice to let go of.
- The only hope to look forward to is knowing something good always comes out of a a setback. I found a great opportunity that opened its doors to me, a PR and marketing firm that will help me learn and grow as a blogger.
I am not ashamed to express what I’m going through, because I care far more about my story inspiring or encouraging someone else. Besides, if you’re here to judge what are you doing here anyway.
“Wherever life takes you, bloom with grace.”
During this time, what helps to pick myself up is to think about what I’ve accomplished so far and what my next steps will be towards my goals. I give myself many, many, many pep-talks and tend to write a lot more often. It is then when I take a step back, observe and come up with the best approach to a situation.
What helps me a lot, is to take time off social media, spend quality time with friends and family, and travel! I love going to the other coast to Miami even if its just for the day – one of my favorite spots is the Wynwood Art District. I love art, photography, fashion and to be around such an area with such inspiration always motivates me.
Since its springtime in Florida, I like to stick to rompers. They’re effortless, cute, and comfortable! I found this one by MinkPink at Saks Off Fifth at Miramar Outlets (my favorite outlet mall in Florida!)
I know this post has been probably my longest, so I’ll leave you with this: Finding the beauty in adversity is a beautiful thing. Bloom. Grow. Blossom. It’s your time to bloom. Be what YOU want to be…be with who YOU want to be…and most of all, be happy because life is unexpected.
Love you guys!!