Where have I been?
Life gets messy. Learn to dance in the rain.
Hey everyone, how are you?! I am so excited to be back on the blog. It's been a little over a month since I've been here so let's just dive right in - where the hell have I been?
Well, there's a few different answers to that. I was busy, yes, focusing my energies more on Instagram and even scoring a few brand partnerships (!) I was also getting some sales in my Etsy shop and spending time creating new designs for there. And, I was spending time with friends and family as my parent's are in the process of selling their house. But does any of that truly answer the question? Maybe for you, but it's a no for me.
I should have been here because I enjoy blogging and I could have found a way to dedicate time to it. Yet, I didn't. And that's because of a much deeper issue that consumed my July. I've never hid that I struggle with anxiety and depression. But I've also never really talked about it. This past month, I sank.
I was going through a transitionary period in my mental health journey and it took a very large toll on me. I lost motivation, grew fatigued, and backtracked on progress I had previously made. In most ways, I was not myself. There were many days where I felt hopeless, discouraged, and as if the world lacked a bright side. I did not have my usual lightness of foot and bubbliness of speech. I was not "smiley."
Of course, however, this was not everyday. There were many July days that played out like any other, filled with laughter and joy. And those days were the ones that reminded me to keep going!
No matter how dark it gets, we all have to keep on moving forward. Life is not a journey that you have to do alone, either. Reach out to those around you for support when you need it!
Now that I'm back on the blog, I'm really looking forward to August. Let's all have an amazing month!