Welcome 2019!

Welcome 2019! That’s about as basic I’m going to get. In case you haven’t noticed everyone starts their new year with resolutions, goals and everything in between to try and convince themselves about how much better they will live their lives in the new year. Not me. I’m basic and boring and a creature of habit, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I like routine, I like knowing what’s next on my plate and I don’t take change lightly. I enter a new year with pretty much the same mindset as the day before. I rather have my successes speak for themselves. I don’t have a need to write down the things I want to do, see or try. I know them. They’re in my head and in my heart. I don’t necessarily care to share that with the world.

You see, I find it quite ironic how I have this blog and how its led me to connect with many wonderful people I would otherwise not have. And I put a lot of my personal life on this little stage. But I really am a private person. I don’t divulge my ups and downs. Believe me when I say downs, I’ve had quite a run with them. I rather keep drama (some would call entertainment) outside of this forum. I don’t have the perfect life, no one does, not the perfect marriage, not the perfect kids nor the perfect house. But what I do have is endurance and faith. These two things keep me going and gets me through the difficult times. I guess what I’m trying to say is that behind the pictures there is a lot more to it than you see.

My Instagram (I point out Instagram because it seems to be the most popular social media outlet) as with many other Instagramers, is just a sliver of my life and I choose for it to be that way. I rather share happy moments than to go on a ‘woe is me’ rant about body image or anything of the sort in order to get people’s attention for more likes or followers. If someone were to ask me to name one self character I’m most proud of I’d have to say it’s my self esteem. I never ever, ever question my self worth nor do I ever compare myself to anyone. And I think it shows. Having confidence is beautiful but it can be intimidating to others and that’s what makes it powerful!

In the end it’s about being content. I always remember something someone said to me a long time ago. I was asked if I was happy. I thought about that question really hard before answering yes. When I asked the same question back the person was quick to answer yes, I’m happy but not satisfied. Here we are many years later and that conversation still plays in my mind. The word contentment scares a lot of people but I embrace it. Living my life and being content, accepting the highs and lows actually brings me many blessings. 

You’ll see a little facelift here in the new year for easier navigation along with a touch of new esthetics. Hope you like the new look. Wishing you all a great new year and many thanks for stopping by!

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