Haaaaaaaappy Friday! I’ve got to be honest with you guys, this week has been a real doozy for me. I’m not sure why, but I’ve just felt stressed. Don’t get me wrong, I know we all are, but this week has been especially overwhelming for me. Nothing big or bad happened, just little yet frustrating things that have continued to go wrong.
On Monday I stayed up wayyyy too late to get my hair tutorial post up. On Tuesday, my usual subway was running with serious delays which made me seriously late. Yesterday, I was so worried about getting today’s post written at a decent hour (to avoid another late night this week) that I forgot to rinse out my conditioner before leaving the shower. It was also tax week, which is neverrrr fun. I’ve posted one Instagram post all week (which totally tanked in terms of engagement… womp womp), and I’ve continued to watch the number in my inbox climb but have no energy to tackle it. It’s just been one of those weeks where I can’t help but wonder why I even blog in the first place, since it’s definitely been a big part of my stress.
But then I get an email from a reader, telling me she used my hair tutorial to curl her hair that morning and it had really helped her. Another girl messaged me on Instagram telling me that she loved how I edited my photos, and asked for tips on how to make her feed more cohesive (something that I have really been struggling with myself- or so I thought. Isn’t it funny how much harder we are on ourselves than anyone else?). These are the reasons why I blog. I’ve always told myself, if I’ve inspired just one other person today, then what you’re doing is worth it. We all have our highs and our lows, and this week was definitely down low for me. But the good news is that not only is it the weekend, but it’s a three day weekend! I’m looking forward to recharging (aka sleeping for dayz) and starting next week off on the right foot. Clearly I’m no expert on how to not let stress get the best of you, but I think that if we all take a moment to think of one thing that makes us happy or that we’re grateful for, our problems will seem a little smaller. 💗
I had no intentions of this post getting so lengthy, but the words just kept flowing! So for today, I’m going to skip the whole song and dance about my outfit. This fur vest feels like wearing a hug, you need it in your life, and that is all. I know I’ve probably said about 100 times that I want to get more personal with you guys. This is definitely not something I would usually share here, so what did you guys think? Was it TMI or we’re you able to relate? I would love to know any and all of your thoughts!!
Photos by Lydia Hudgens