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Vest: J.Crew, sold out, love this one | Pullover: J.Crew, love this one & this one | Button down: J.Crew Factory (similar) | Denim: H&M Favorite. Pair. EVER. | Chelsea boots: similar here, also love these | Beanie: Amazon (comes with a matching hat for Lilly!) | Gloves: similar | Crossbody: Louis Vuitton Menilmontant PM, love this & this one (more budget-friendly!) | Monogram necklace: Julia Marie, c/o
So, I did not plan on taking a break from blogging and social media, let alone a long one, but here I am trying to get back into the swing of things!
And for the last few hours, I have been trying to carefully craft a post about how I’ve been so busy with xyz, have been traveling, and doing this and that, reasons for why I haven’t been around much, but I was stuck…I kid you not, I was stuck staring at my screen for four. hours. trying to write a
yet another post as to why I fell off the blogging wagon.
For awhile, I had a pretty good groove going, posting a couple times a week, IG post up everyday, etc.
But for some reason, every habit I make seems to have a shelf life of only a few months.
And I’ve always got a reason (and most of the time they are legit).
It is true, the holidays were pretty busy, being a mom of a toddler is it’s own full-time job (you working mamas are AMAZE-balls!!), and we were out of country for two and a half weeks–
Does listing any of those reasons really make a difference, as in, do they magically cause blog posts and posts on Instagram to appear?
But what about something more important than social media, how about why the hallway closet *still* hasn’t been organized, that box of clothing still hasn’t been listed on Poshmark–
And the Christmas tree still hasn’t been taken down, and it’s January 31st. Someone should convince Santa to send a cleanup crew!
The thing is, I could come up with a ton of legitimate reasons as to why these things have not been done, and most of you would completely understand and have nothing but support for me. BUT–those
reasons excuses (let’s call a spade a spade) do nothing to solve the problem.
The Christmas decorations are still up, that box of clothing is still sitting in my closet, and unless some magical elves helped out overnight, the hallway closet has not changed.
So what’s a girl to do??
Besides telling myself to suck it up, Buttercup, it’s pretty simple; just do it.
I’m not sure who came up with that phrase, first, Nike or my mother-in-law, but they both are right. You want something to get done? Just do it. Plain and simple.
That’s not to say that circumstances will never get in the way, or I won’t ever experience delays and roadblocks, but I will no longer allow those circumstances and excuses to be my crutch. If I want something badly enough, I will find a way to get it done.
If Plan A doesn’t work out, there will always be a Plan B, C, and D to fall back on.
If the weather throws a wrench in a weekend photoshoot or Lilly decides to skip her nap leaving me with no time to work on my to-do list, I will accept it, move on, and try again.
It might take me longer than others to complete certain tasks, but instead of getting discouraged, I can take note of what they do to succeed and try it for myself.
Let’s face it, I am not the busiest person in the world with the most demanding schedule, nor do I have any set of circumstances and struggles that are unique to only me. I have 24 hours in my day, just like Beyonce, just like every full-time working mother, just like every other human on this planet.
No more getting upset with life getting in the way, because life will always happen.
Life goes on, and so must I.
“Just do it,” whispered that box of clothing in my closet.
I think I will.