05 Jan I Am Back
Surprise! After taking months off from blogging and believing that I was truly done with this space, I am back and this time with a fresh new vision and attitude.
Last year, I made the decision to give up blogging. At the time, I wasn’t sure if it was forever or just for right now, but in my heart of hearts, I knew that I needed to take a step back and focus on other parts of my life which included my role as a mother, growing in my career and launching Cup of Faith.
For a long time, I was quite comfortable in my decision to walk away and if I am being honest, the biggest take away was that I didn’t miss the pressure I had unknowingly been putting on myself to deliver new content almost daily. I was tired exhausted by this space, but I wasn’t quite sure how to change it.
A month or two ago, I realized that I missed the best parts of blogging; sharing and connecting with you. I missed writing. I missed trying new things (let’s be real, that never stopped) and then sharing what I liked and disliked about them. I missed having a space where I could escape after a long day. Sure, I have Cup of Faith, but that platform is growing and becoming its own little entity that is far bigger than my own voice; it is, after all, community-driven. I was missing a space for me…
Let’s just cut to it; I felt like writing and sharing again, and I just so happen to have the resources and tools to make that happen, so why not? Does it really require more of an explanation? Nope. No one actually gives a damn. Some might not have even noticed that I gave up at all, but I didn’t just want to post a blog post and seemingly act as if nothing happened.
So, a few weeks ago, I was busy listening to a random playlist whilst in the shower and Macklemore’s song, “I don’t belong in this club” came on and well, I have decided it’s my anthem going into the new year, only I am changing the words to “I don’t belong in this box.” (notice what I did there with my new logo?) I realize that one of my biggest holdbacks is that I have a habit of putting myself in a box, limiting what I can do and be by trying to fulfil all the expectations that everyone has of me and guys… I am done with it.
I am done with feeling like I am not enough, and this year, I am committed to choosing me. Choosing the things that make ME happy, surrounding myself with the people who matter, doing the things I actually want to do.
So, there you have it. I am back. I have left the pressure, expectations, schedules, picture-perfect content and posting just for the sake of it, behind me and am working on creating a space I am truly passionate about. Some days, that may just be a quick review of a product I am loving, a recipe I enjoyed, or a playlist I am listening to, while on other days, I might dissect the beauty industry, share some of the bigger thoughts I have on brands, and maybe even dabble in topics I haven’t spoken about before… who knows where I go with it! After all, I don’t belong in this box.