Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
Happy New Year my sweet friends!!
I have noticed many people choosing a word to focus on for the new year. Some do it to help them to meditate on a goal they want to achieve. Some choose a word to help them stick to a resolution. I have had a word on my heart for the last few months. It is definitely a word and way of life that I want to emulate in the coming year. Contentment.
I have been blogging about style for the last 15 months and reading/studying other style blogs for nearly 5 years. I have always enjoyed clothes, shopping and putting together outfits. I have many fond memories of shopping with my mother from a very young age. As my own 3 daughters were growing up, I loved – loved – picking out their outfits each day. It is a creative outlet that I have always enjoyed.
That being said, I have noticed that with blogging though, I feel anything but content, with my clothes, closet and style. What happens over and over is that I finally find that “piece” that I have been searching for in my size, color and price and think “Finally! Now I have every thing I need to create a ton of cute outfits!” Then I log on and look at my Instagram feed, or get an email from a favorite blogger I am instantly in an ugly place where I can’t stop thinking about her darling outfit and how can I duplicate it? It’s a slippery slope for me. I begin to start looking online for the necessary pieces. Then I plan to make special stops at the mall or one of my favorite shops after work. Wasting precious time.
I have a closet full of clothes that I purchased, am thankful for and really like. I don’t need anything. I would like to truly focus on making what I have work for me.
It’s not that the clothes, or the bloggers are bad, it’s just that I feel the need to step away from it all a bit to focus on what really matters to me.
I’m not giving up blogging completely. Just stepping back a bit.
I wish you a year of contentment!