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One of my goals for this blog for the new year was to be more real with you guys. So here it goes. The past couple of weeks have been hard and hectic. There isn’t one thing per say that has been weighing on me but I just haven’t been motivated to do much blogging and when I do, it’s a lot easier to sit here and talk about fashion because that is more appealing than hearing me talk about my struggles. I go back and forth about sharing these things because I want the blog to be a place where you come for inspiration about life, outfits and everything in between.
So in hopes of staying inspired I want to be real with you guys. I will most likely have to have a major surgery in the coming month. When I know for sure, I will keep you all updated but that alone has scared the shiz out of me. I am a wuss when it comes to pain. On top of that I have developed anxiety over the past year and with everything going on lately, it has come back in full force.
Most of you know that I work full time, blog with whatever time is left in the day, and still manage to try and balance a social life. I wrote a post last year about my work-life balance (or lack there of) and I am happy to report that I finally feel a little more balanced. Well, most days. I’ve made a point to hang out with my friends on a normal basis (Bachelor Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, etc) and I’ve even started dating again! Some things have had to give, such as keeping up with the blog 3 times a week and going to as many events, but I finally feel like I’m getting a grasp on things and YALL that is a big freaking deal. It’s only taken me over a year.
While there is always something to be stressed about, and believe me I know that my anxieties are trivial when it comes to what all is going on in the world, there is almost always something to be happy about. With it being Monday and the start to a new week, I always like to think about 3 things that I am excited about. So today I am sharing those 3 things with you and I encourage you to do the same!
1.Rodeo week is here! If you don’t know how exciting that is, it’s kind of like Christmas for Texans. Let’s just leave it at that. I will have a fun post coming to the blog Wednesday on Rodeo attire so make sure to check back!
2. I am going to Puerto Vallarta! My bestie Britt from Hello Honey and I are headed off on a much needed girls trip in the next couple of weeks and I can’t freaking wait. Hello sun, tan lines, and LOTS of cocktails.
3. I got to spend the weekend with Mama Bear! My mom broke her foot in 3 places a couple of weeks ago and has not been able to drive. I got a text from her on Friday asking me if I would come hang out with her and do some shopping. I’m not good at a lot of things y’all, but retail therapy is one thing that I can safely say that I am extremely good at.
If you kept up with me this long, it really does mean the world to me. We all have off days but what is so exciting about Mondays is that they bring fresh starts and new mindsets and I’m ready to tackle this week with a positive attitude! Plus it is Monday and the inner fat girl in me loves Mondays because I always get Chick-fil-a for lunch with my coworkers and then Chipotle for dinner because Chipotle and the Bachelor go together like PB&J. If it’s one thing that I can always count on to cheer me up, it’s food! 🙂