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I realized something recently. I DO NOT have to do it all. I only have to do what makes me happy. I need to stop trying to do too much and get so wrapped up in life that I forget to live and appreciate what I have. Ever heard of that saying “Don’t spend so much time trying to make a living that you forget to live.”  It is so, so true.

Confession time here. For the past few years I’ve thought that being a popular and successful “fashion blogger” and a social media consultant is what I needed to do to make me happy. If I’m being completely honest, it seemed to be what I had to do to “fit in” with the people or “crowd” that I thought I needed to be a part of. Don’t get me wrong here –  I do LOVE social media and fashion, but it’s not everything.

All of this may seem like something that isn’t life changing, and it is definitely not the first time I’ve mentioned this here on the blog, but for me it was more of trying to find out “who I am” and what is going to make me happy. I think I was putting way too much emphasis on having the perfect job and a “charmed life”. It’s taken me several years, but I finally realize that the above isn’t necessarily what I have to do to have a meaningful and happy life. Concentrating on what I do have to be thankful I’ve found is so much more important and really is what will ultimately bring you happiness – meaningful happiness.

I realized too that I’m not alone. A recent post by one of my fabulous blogger pals really made think and realize what’s really important. So my friends, if you are or have been having similar struggles, just know that you are not alone. 

xo,  Stephanie 

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