To be completely honest, I’ve literally written and edited this post at least five times. I should insert a disclosure that states that I’m not really sure what the essence of this post is, but that it’s well intentioned, haha! It’s also not a sponsored post (although I did get a free watch from Daniel Wellington insert smiley face emoji here).
Basically the title of this post has never had a more profound impact on me than it does now.
[prepare to bust out the movie theatre popcorn right about now]
Ever since we’ve entered into the New Year, I feel like I’ve spent hours reflecting on life. I don’t know if it’s because the kids are getting older or because I’m getting older. I don’t know if it’s because I’m constantly wondering what I’m doing or where I’m going in life. Is it because I doubt myself often? There’s so many questions and I know these questions will be answered over time.
Often times, I end up in a café sipping on that perfect cup of latte and chatting endlessly with friends. We tend to reflect on our lives and how we got there. We inspire and encourage each other. We push each other to do better, to do more. We also remind each other to relax and take time for ourselves. To stay true to ourselves.
I guess the reason behind this post is that what you see on social media isn’t real life. I’m sure you’ve heard this time and time again, but I know we’re all guilty of scrolling through our Instagram feeds and stories, and wishing our lives could be like that other girl who has the “perfect life”. I’m totally guilty of that on a daily! It makes me feel completely overwhelmed and (almost) triggers the need to turn my back on social media altogether.
But then I always end up back in this very moment. I honestly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for social media and my Instagram/blog community. I’ve met so many influential individuals and I’ve been honoured to work with so many businesses. This platform has given me a voice and I’m so thankful for that. So because of that, I’m going to keep pushing forward and hopefully become more inspired to create content that’ll keep bringing you guys back!
I’m not really sure where this post is going LOL, but if you’re still with me, THANK YOU (HAHA)!! Thanks for listening to me ramble and thanks for following along. It means the world to me!
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Happy shopping, friends!
Photos: Janelle Saccucci
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive free product from Daniel Wellington in exchange for Instagram posts. The opinions and views in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinion or views of Daniel Wellington and/or their affiliates.