The above quote that I found on Pinterest really hits home with me right now. In case you’re wondering why and also why that up until a few days ago, I seemed to drop off the face of the planet (or at least the fashion blogging and social media planet) , well, I’m here to tell you.
I briefly touched on the status of things in a previous post, ” Life Goes On “. Back in April I was unexpectedly laid off from my job. This came out of nowhere for me and really caught me off guard. The “plan” that I had for my life at that point seemed to start to slowly unravel. I’m going to be honest – things have been really, really tough for me these past two months. I felt unsuccessful career-wise, financially and personally. I was having trouble finding another job in my field and was starting to loose passion for keeping up my blog, which is a point I never thought I’d reach.
So, I decided I had to “take a step back” so to speak and really re access things. I realized I had come to a harsh realization – I’m 30 years old and I don’t think I know what I want to do with my life. “What?!?! Really???? ” This is what I kept thinking over and over again and it scared me.
Believe it or not, the above is something (especially lately) that has been a little hard for me to do. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always compared myself to others – other people’s career successes, relationships, physical beauty, self-confidence and most recently blogging successes. Am I some sort of masochist or something? This is something I may be (and have been for as long as I can remember) pondering for quite a while.
God works in mysterious ways. This has never been more true for me than right now. So, here I was at rock bottom and suddenly I realized that this had all happened for a reason.
The job I lost was not the job I was meant to have. Life is full of inspiration and comparing yourself to others will always hold you back.
So, where has all of this drama, turmoil ans soul-searching of the past two months brought me to? To a determined, inspired and motivated state in life. I now have a new “plan”, have started to believe in myself again, I will continue to strive to not compare myself to others and have new found inspiration for not only my beloved blog, but for life.
I have a few things in the works right now for this new “plan” and I can’t wait to share it with you lovelies! Stay tuned – this girl will not be defeated!
UNTIL NEXT TIME!!!