My Simple Life
Do you ever have those times where you wonder "What the heck am I doing with my life?" Well a few months ago I had one of those.
- I was in a full time job that I didn't like.
- I was 'running' a failing business.
- I was comparing myself to everyone else on social media and feeling horrible about myself.
So I quit.
Ok, well I didn't exactly quit everything, but here let me explain.
My full time job is what sustained me, so rather than just remaining unhappy I searched for a new one. I stopped all social media. I took Facebook and Instagram off of my phone and started to live in the now rather than the cyber world. I struggled to feel good enough, pretty enough, smart enough.
After months of contemplation and evaluating I can happily say that I am now in a full time job that I love and I am switching gears and focus for my side business. Over the last few months, I have realized that my strength is in the connections I make with others, not in the products I create for them. The Bold and Creative, which has been open for two (2) years, is closing and My Simple Life is here to stay.
Yes, I will create websites if people need them and help with social media management from time to time, however after reviewing the types of people who are following me on my social platforms, my focus is changing to something that readers are wanting more of - living a simple lifestyle and simple tips to make your life easier.
If there is one thing that I have learned through this process it is this: There is joy in the struggle, even if I don’t see it now. I have a story to tell and my hardships only make me more interesting. I need to stop worrying.
“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt.
So stay tuned, friends. A FT job, taking care of a house, being a good wife and a great friend are no longer going to hold this girl back. No more excuses.