Hey guys! So this is technically my second winter in San Diego and I’m still not used to this weather yet. I spent such a long time in Virginia so I’m used to the cold. Every day I wake up here it’s seriously so so perfect! This morning it felt amazing stepping outside. It was 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. I really feel blessed. I was really trying to make fall/winter happen here in SD. I wore knit sweaters almost everyday even when it was like 80 degrees outside. Do any of you do that as well??? Anyway, I’m over the sweaters for now. I’m so ready for SPRING!? Are you with me?!
Hey guys! It’s been such a hectic few weeks and things are beginning to slow down and get back to normal. Ever since November, I’ve felt like I was on overdrive and have been in zombie mode since. We were running around trying to see family and friends in Texas, New York, and Virginia. Adding to the chaos, Mike had to leave immediately for three weeks in January did not help at all! Any who… I’ve been in a little slump since then and I decided to take a little break. Don’t get me wrong, I felt so blessed to be given the opportunities to work with amazing companies but I didn’t realize that I was starting to overload myself. Between work, blogging, and just everyday life, I started to get burnt out from all the social media stuff so I decided to take a social-media detox.
Being a blogger, it’s impossible for me to stay off social media… Which means I’m constantly looking at other influencers Instagram pictures. Constantly commenting and liking other peoples posts… It’s nearly impossible to not compare yourself to others that you see on there. Sadly, we are ALL guilty of comparing ourselves to others that we see on TV, magazines, and social media. What you all should know though is that what I post is only a glimpse of my life. I want to post pictures that I feel best showcases my day. What you don’t see is the stress, anxiety, and sadness that’s going on inside. That’s why it’s so important for me to share with you guys that I struggle with insecurities and deal with constant stressors like everyone else. I don’t want to perceive this fake and “perfect” life on social media because that’s just not realistic.
During the holidays, I was go go go and it was so difficult keeping up with my blog and Instagram. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know… This girl is complaining about taking pictures and wearing pretty clothes. Ridiculous right? No. I’m not going to lie; it’s a lot of work! But that’s another blog post for another day. As I was saying… I found myself becoming more stressed every time I clicked on that little Instagram app. The more I looked at it (which was about 30 times a day) the more I started comparing myself to other influencers on Instagram. There are just so many beautiful influencers on IG that you can’t help but compare yourself to them. Comparison is seriously the devil! Crazy thoughts started running through my head… Like why does she look better in the top? Why is my engagement level so low? Why didn’t I get this many likes on this picture? When will I ever get to go there? Bla bla bla… Blogging was supposed to be a fun and creative outlet for me but instead it was slowly tearing me apart. I started doubting myself and felt that my content wasn’t good enough. It just wasn’t healthy anymore so I needed to just stop and take a little time to revaluate my life and to enjoy the people around me.
Happy New Year everyone! “New year… New me!” That’s what I always love to say at the beginning of the year. I always say that I’m going to have abs by the end of the year but lets face it ya’ll… IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! I’m over obsessing over the idea of having a six-pack. My goal for the year is to get toned and just be healthy. Ever since I started graduate school three years ago, I have been seriously slacking in the fitness department. I feel as if I’m starting over and you know what? That’s OK. Another thing I want to get better at is my diet. Lord knows that I have such an awful sweet tooth. I can’t cut anything cold turkey so I’m going to have my sweets in “moderation.”
As far as a well balanced diet goes, Mike is so good when it comes to his veggies but I on the other hand am not. I am soooooo awful when it comes to eating vegetables. There is just something about it! Unless its cooked, I just don’t ever crave it. If it’s blended or cooked, I’ll eat it but otherwise, you can count me out. When I cook at home, I have the tendency to look for recipes that have meat in it. Otherwise, I won’t even make it because I don’t think it will be filling and then I’ll just end up eating again an hour later! That’s why I’m so glad I discovered Purple Carrot!