I realized the other day that it’s been eight years since I started my blog! My how far we have come as an industry and how rad it’s been being a part of something so new and exciting. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel lucky to have stumbled on a career that came so naturally and drove me to dedicate endless hours, just because I loved it. I’ve literally grown up on this blog, shared the major milestones of my life and in the process gained you as my friends, soundboards and inspiration. At the end of the day I love my job like my second child. With that said, I do have my days when I question EVERYTHING.
What seemed like such an organic growth when I started now feels like an uphill climb at times. Growing, evolving and being the vision of myself in this space (as it grows at lightening speed) seems harder than ever now. I’m my toughest critic and sometimes I get so wrapped up in being “that better version of myself” (and my business) that I get blinded by my own doubt and insecurities. My confidence dwindles and a shower of anxiety sets in over where or what I should be doing. Have you ever scrolled through instagram and hated the way it made you feel? Or the complete opposite, pumped up and inspired? It’s incredibly powerful and somehow I let it take the reins to my emotions too often.
I made a decision to change my approach to this constant stream of information and keep my own goals and passions in check by not obsessively checking my social media (it’s weird how it becomes a nervous habit!) and stepping away from my plugged-in devices as much as possible. It’s pretty amazing what a walk, solo drive or conversation with someone can do to your brain. All I know is that I feel 10 times better and 10 times more inspired these days to continue on.
As I’m diving into the subject, I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you navigate the world of social media, what you love about it, hate about it. And even past that what you love (or don’t love) to see me post here and on my channels.
On another note, I can’t stop wearing this Isabel Marant jacket… more details on my look below. Amo jeans, Stuart Weitzman boots, Celine bag, Jennifer Fisher Burnished Cuff, Oliver People’s Sunglasses.
Photography by Sara Prince