I know. I’m a little late to the party. Here we are, day 16, and I think I’m finally ready to start the year. The last few months have been good. Really good which has been a change for us from the past little bit.
And I questioned returning to this space. If I’m being honest, I love this space of mine. It’s the only thing in my life that is 100% mine, only for me. And that’s why I write here. For me and hopefully to help you through all my experiences. But the blog game changed drastically in the past year. As did the social media game and I found myself not able to keep up. It felt like I was posting my life instead of living it and it was exhausting.
So I stopped. I took a couple month hiatus from social media and it was the best thing I ever did. We sit here and post our highlight reels for all to see meanwhile, we’re all really dying a little inside. Overanalyzing the picture we posted or the words we said. Worried if we’ll get enough likes and followers in order to succeed in this world. And I started to care too much about all that. Lost my focus, lost the reason why I’m here.
I want to be a writer. It’s what I love, what drives me. But I don’t want my life worth and success to be defined by social media. And it’s really easy to get consumed by it all, to get sucked in to that social media game. But I will never be the person who buys followers or the person who has the perfectly curated instagram. Because my life isn’t perfectly curated. It’s chaos. There is not a single day in my life that is easy. And at the same time my days aren’t hard either. Sure, there are hard moments but there is so much good there too.
And that brings me to now…to 2018…and to today. I will continue to write. Continue to share my life, my tips, the things I love. I will continue to do the things I love and not kill myself trying to get more followers on instagram so I look cool. I will continue to be me and to live my best life. 2018 is the year I take my life back. The year of me. And I’ve never been more ready.
2018-let the adventure begin.