CAN we have it all? I mean, I guess this is debatable, but if you ask me: NAH, yo. lol
I’ve been blogging full time for the last seven years. I’ve gone from doing it all (and I mean it all—from taking product & swatch photos, reviewing, writing posts, handling the business end, etc.) to having a very small team. I busted my behind to work to get to where I am now—and I’ve done many amazing things with even more amazing things to come. BUT as I was handling my business, things were heading toward a downward spiral in other aspects of my life. Like for one, I wasn’t keeping things in order in my apartment (which I spoke about here). At the beginning of the year, I was getting back on track with eating healthy and working out regularly. I was working hard over the years to cook healthy meals and workout regularly (read how I did that here), fell off in 2016, but was getting back on track.
Then I decided I needed to do some serious purging and rearranging of things in the house so that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 2-3 weeks. I can only last about two hours a day (I ain’t trying to kill my back and knee) so I do it a bit at a time. But since I’ve been doing major work around the house, I haven’t made it to the gym. And because I’ve been so determined with getting in on this apartment work plus my period is coming, I haven’t been on top of cooking my meals like I usually do. I’ve been eating like an unsupervised 8 year old boy :/
This year I wanted to take a new direction with the way I blog and also with how I produce and edit my Youtube videos. It’s coming along and actually the new way I blog has given me more flexibility to get my house in order. But I also haven’t been able to keep up with emails, getting to events, and networking. Lawd-a-mercy.
Once I get things in order with my house, I’ll be able to pick back up with cooking regularly, eating healthy, and hitting the gym again.
I’m also going to Iceland next week. (YASSSSSS—going away and coming back typically gives me a nice reboot)
But then there are personal relationships to maintain: family, friends, and I also should probably start dating again which would require some changes in my current lifestyle—working in beauty and fashion especially from home doesn’t really afford you access to huge dating pools. I tried online dating but the last time I did I kept meeting people who were “touched” so I took it as a sign that I’d just meet someone the old fashioned way…lol. I also want to have kids soon. Lawd-a-mercy. Dis tew much…lol.
Then having to keep up with all the political news and making sure ya’lls president doesn’t set us back 50 years. Everyday I have to check to make sure I still have all my civil rights. How does one run a business, create nice things, keep a tidy, modern-looking house, dive into the minimalist lifestyle, scope out potential husbands, plan to have kids in a few years, get her money straight, grow out her kitchen AND make sure she doesn’t have to flee America because 45 is outchea playing president. SMH.
It’s hard to be on EVERYTHING. I’d even say it’s impossible—and that’s okay. Perfection doesn’t exist, folks—no matter how much social media tries to make you believe it does.
Once I’m done with the purging and “remodeling,” bit by bit I’ll show you what I’ve been up to and how I did it both here on the blog (subscribe here) and on my Youtube channel. Leave a comment below if there’s any particular topic you’d like me to discuss (i.e. how to purge, how to remodel on a budget, etc.)