COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY
HAPPY FALL EVERYONE!
As the title for this blog post quotes Theodore Roosevelt, one of the greatest lessons I've learned in life thus far is that comparing any aspect of yourself or your life, will always leave you longing for more in an unhealthy way. I've had my share of bumps in the road and my blogging journey has really taught me that I'm not perfect, neither should I try so hard to be. In an industry where creating a perfect image gets you likes and sponsorship opportunities, it's so easy to get caught up and lose your sense of self and your happiness along the way.
I enjoy creating content and expressing myself through my social platforms where I am in control and I have a say in MY voice. Where do you draw the line between creating great content and trying too hard to be perfect? It is so easy to compare yourself to others that are growing their audiences at a quicker pace or getting opportunities that you aren't seeing yet when you feel you're putting out great content as well. Should I be posting more high end designers? I need more trendy outfits for affiliate links. Why doesn't my feed look like hers? Do I need to portray a more extravagant lifestyle? I was beginning to feel this way not too long ago and I did not want to lose my authenticity and personality by just posting what gets likes and follows.
As this year comes to an end soon, I am making it a point to myself to be the best me in 2018 and I mean really just be MYSELF. For those of my readers and supporters that enjoy my blog and content, don't worry. I am not changing. I am just choosing to be my BEST self by being all the more authentic.
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Have you ever felt this way before too? Thanks for reading!