Happy Monday! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was packed full of family time. We even hosted our last meal of the week at our house as my husbands aunt and cousins came in, which was enjoyable. I am just thankful life is getting back to normal.
As you may remember I took several days off from blogging since I had found myself in a blogging rut and burnout. While this space has been a great place for creative and social outlet and more I needed some time to step back and be the girl on the side lines. This meant that I actually took the time to revisit bloggers I haven’t been catching up with or just read other blogs more and comment (something I had been neglecting while trying to run this space). However I learned so much that actually got me SUPER excited for this blog.
What did I learn? That I need other bloggers input and friendship. I actually found myself going to my once frequently visited Blogger Mastermind Facebook groups and interacting. I e-mailed a few bloggers back and forth and while I started reading other blogs again I learned that some other bloggers had actually called blogging off for good or for awhile. Loads of other bloggers commented or e-mailed me letting me know they considered taking a break as well because they were burned out.
What did I also learn? Many of you may have read in the past that this blog has not only been a great form of creative and social outlets but it allows me to make some extra money for my family. This comes from several factors and I would love to share these in an upcoming post. However, I am happy to announce that in the past two months I have had growth in this area like never before and can’t wait for the future (as I would love to make this a full time job when kiddos are all in school).
Lastly, I learned a little bit about myself and what I embrace and don’t. While taking my break I really began to pray and just ask God how to mold me. I even told him about my self-confidence issues (especially past ones) and change these to where I can be victorious in Him. Because of past failures it is hard to beat myself up about things, but through Christ alone I have victory and life.
I learned to embrace my style. I enjoyed taking a style quiz from my friend Liz’s blog post and actually found that my style had changed over the past few months. Let me explain below. I learned that my style is not only casual and eclectic but there are also touches of romantic and bohemian. It would make sense as I gravitate towards more flared, floppy hats, comfortable wear and pretty dresses when I can. Some bloggers that influence and inspire me with similar styles daily include Amy of Straight A Style, Shannon of Upbeatsoles, Liz of Lizzie in Lace, Becky of Bybmg, Denise of Fashion Love Letters, Carrie of Curly Craftymom and many more. I also need to give a shout out to my sister Annalise who not only has similar tastes but we get to raid each others closets almost monthly (thanks sis!).
In conclusion, I learned so much and can’t wait to get back into blogging weekly. My new posting schedule will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, unless there is further notice. As blogging four or five days a week before was too much for me. So with that I look forward to tomorrows post as I host “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” again and Wednesday “How I Style It link up, with the style theme being Christmas Chic. I hope you will join both link ups and until then I can’t wait to see your posts.
If you had to title a blog post after someone whose style reflects your own what name would it be? What is your style and theirs? What have you learned while blogging?
Outfit details: Chambray top: TJ Maxx (similar here)// Cozy Knit Oversized Sweater: The Mint Julep boutique (similar here)//Leggings: Kohls (similar here)//Booties: similar here//Lace trimmed under tank: Oakleigh Rose Style Boutique (similar here).
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