Happy New Year Y’all! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve written a post. I miss you and I miss writing. I looked back and November 13th was the last post I wrote. I’m normally pretty good at staying consistent in getting posts out, but to be honest, I think it was much needed for me to take a step back and take some time off.
Here is an update on my life, why I took the time off, and how I’m recharged for the new year of 2019.
We are currently remodeling our home. It’s been a crazy adventure so far, but it has been fun. It’s also been a great time to spend some quality with my husband. We are still in the middle of the renovation but at least we have a working kitchen. Thank you, Lord! We were without a kitchen for over 2 months and our bedroom was my husband’s tool room. To say the least, it has been pretty stressful. We are halfway done with the kitchen remodel. You can follow along on our journey on Instagram.
Back in September, we got some news that tore my family and me up inside. We are continuing to pray for the situation and we are expecting great news. This is one of the reasons I slowed down on posting. Through the whole year of 2018, we had some really amazing things happen, and we also had some bad things. You got to take the good with the bad and be thankful for each day you have. I needed to take some time off and recharge my batteries for the new year of 2019.
I am starting 2019 with a new perspective. To live every day as my last and to not hold back. I also wanted to share a posting with you guys that I posted on Facebook January 1st. It reads as…
For the past 6 months, I have been contemplating if I was going to continue on with my blog. I’ve been taking some time off and honestly, it became easier to not post, and not have to worry about getting things out. When I travel I can actually be there at that moment and not have to be on my phone.
I started my blog because I love to write and I wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives. I wanted to bring joy and positivity in the world. I wanted to empower women to be their best version of themselves.
In this negative world, I am reminded every day that I’m not making the money I should be making, and I’m wasting my time. Believe me, it’s hard to shut out those negative thoughts. It’s even harder to say I’m going to continue on, when all of my time, dedication, and hard work has not paid off. It’s the never-ending battle that each of us deals with on a daily basis. We are all faced with this negativity.
I am choosing to continue on even though everything else tells me to stop. I didn’t do this for the money. I didn’t do this for the accomplishments. I started my blog because I wanted to be the voice that raised up people’s spirits. I wanted to be the voice of encouragement. I wanted to be the voice to say you are worthy, and you are beautiful when the world says otherwise.
Today, I continue on no matter how my journey looks. It may not be the kind of journey that the world says is acceptable. I make my own journey, and in my own eyes, it will be Positively Beautiful because I didn’t let the world say when I should stop.
Positively Beautiful Life celebrates 5 years today. Thank you so much for following along and supporting!
That’s it guys, we are going on our fifth year. We don’t know what is to come but we are hoping for the best.