Blogging is really a tricky thing. In order to feel like I'm consistently contributing to social media and updating everyone on what's going on in my life, I need to be constantly on my iPhone, tweeting my thoughts, Instagramming (usually) posed pictures and posting my surroundings on my Snapchat. While I obviously enjoy blogging, fashion, photography, etc (I wouldn't have a blog if I didn't!), it's so challenging to find a balance between blogging taking over my life and having it a major part that I love. As you can probably imagine, it gets difficult to compete with bigger bloggers that are constantly traveling the globe with the newest lenses and designer clothes. I'm one of those people that is all about having a more simplified wardrobe with only pieces that I love, so then it's hard to constantly post pictures of new outfits with brand new clothes (which I don't frequently buy). To be honest, it's really demanding to maintain a blog 5/7 days of the week and then stay active on social media too. I definitely don't want to stop blogging anytime soon and don't intend to sound like I'm complaining, but I want people to know that behind the scenes it isn't simply a bunch of pretty jewelry and notepads and free clothes. While that is a part of it (and a part I do enjoy, let's be real) there's also a lot of pressure to keep up with the latest and greatest in the industry.
A lot of people talk about creating a mantra to live by as we turn over a new leaf. In 2016, my goal is to "find balance" between every part of my life. From school to blogging to friends and family to sleep, working out, etc - I want to find a way to do it all without going crazy (or getting sick every other week like I practically do now). I may not ever be the blogger that is updating you on what I'm eating for every meal or what I'm wearing every day, and that's ok. Being active on my blog and social media is part of what I love about blogging, but for my own sanity, I'm going to really focus on taking breaks in 2016 and enjoying life without my iPhone constantly in my hands. That way, I think I'll feel more fulfilled both while blogging and while enjoying my life. Second semester senior year, here we come!
Do you have a mantra for 2016? Comment below!