Here we are the 10th month of the year, can you truly believe that we are staring yet another Thanksgiving and Christmas season dead in the face?? Is 2015 really 3 months away!! Is that Swarovski Crystal ball ready to drop in Times Square for its 107th year?? This has been another interesting, difficult, challenging and sobering year for me, but yet again, lessons have been learned and I have taken note. I didn’t have writer’s or blogger’s block, I just didn’t have quality posts to publish or interesting things to say. For me it’s the BEST or NOTHING and I chose to do nothing while I regrouped my blog, my company and my thoughts. Sometimes you have to let the negative things pass through before you move on to the next thing.
This time away (and huge gaps in posting) has allowed me to appreciate a lot of the other blogs here on WordPress, my fellow bloggers have a lot to say and it’s definitely required reading. I love going into my WordPress Reader, because it has allowed me to read and see the creative expressions of others. The one thing I’ve learned about blogging is it’s not always about me, but about what my fellow writers are thinking and doing. I’ve learned a lot from them. They have inspired me to keep publishing. I’ve learned that there’s a whole lot more to blogging then what I’m currently wearing. In another post, I’ll list the blogs I’m following, maybe you can check them out too.
A particularly horrendous time in my life (which literally stunted me, mentally and emotionally) is finally over and a new me has emerged (actually still emerging!), I’m finally resurfacing as an entirely new woman, an entirely new writer, an entirely new entrepreneur. I’m hoping you see the growth in my writings, photography and business ventures, and even if you don’t it’s OK, because I know it’s there. There is a different thought pattern behind what I do now. Whether, it’s a beauty, or style post, the latest technology, an interesting book or something to uplift and motivate you, this is a different writer, then the one who started blogging 2 years ago (nearly three!) a different writer who wrote earlier this year! If we’re lucky we never stay the same, but shed the old worn out skin and emerge bigger, brighter and more colourful than we were before; hopefully life’s difficulties causes us to soar and figure out who we really are and where we truly want to be.
I’ve been blessed to have a large blog following, who have stuck with me even through my intermittent blog posts. I don’t publish numbers, a confident blogger doesn’t need to. All that matters is I love you all for sticking with me♥
Thanks to my Instagram Stylistas who like and comment on my photos, Instagram has been a form of photo blogging for me, (and therapeutic!) a quick photo and a caption, not having to say too much has been perfect for this time in my life. It has kept me in touch with quality bloggers and people who just enjoy taking photos. Again, it has never been about the amount of followers, I certainly don’t have what would be considered a large following on Instagram, but I have quality and meaningful connections and have made fantastic business and social contacts, that mean a whole lot more to me. To all my Selfie Queens (and Kings) out there, keep taking your selfies, if they make you happy, don’t worry about what anyone has to say about you flooding your feed with photos of you, it’s YOUR FEED… Do You!
One thing I know for sure is God has turned ‘ashes’ into ‘beauty’ many times in my life, and he is turning what was meant for ashes into beauty as I speak!
Love, Light & Blessings