Keeping The Focus - Morning Shoots Before My 9-5
It's Sunday night and I'm laying down in bed putting the finishes touches to this post. I've had it written for about two weeks now and it's finally ready to be published. Honestly speaking, this is why my posts are always so freakin' delayed, but I promise, i'm working on it.
As I write and edit this post, I'm beginning to realize the importance of canceling certain people and noises out of my life; & really just do me. Maybe it was all the love and support I received from my last wedding post that put a lot of things into perspective... or maybe I'm finally realizing I can't always give a $h!t.
When you think about it, it's not really about the noise, but more about the act of paying attention to it. The distractions of what other bloggers are doing or listening to people's opinion about my life isn't going to get me to where I want in life. Only I can do that.
Cause let's keep it real.
The world owes me nothing.
And while I strive to be the best version of myself, help others who need it, be a exemplory employee, daughter, person, and fiance, and still try to find the time here and there to work on my content, I can't expect ultimate success from minimal effort. And this applies to every aspect of my life. The effort I put in every part of my life, I need to remember to put into my blog as well. If I want the reward and success, I have to work for it, and because of how limited my time really is, I have to work even harder.
Less hours of sleep. Less of a social life. More and more networking.
A few months back I did a fun fashion campaign where I met blogger babes Amanda of Sass of style and Nicole of Micheen. When they mentioned they shot their looks for their blogs at 7 in the morning before work, my first thought was "that is fucking genius." It brought me back to a time when I originally started my first blog (back in 2012) Morning shoots were all I could do, but had no one to kinda shoot with me on a consistent basis. I was so new to blogging, Rady worked (and still works) crazy hours, and any photographers I knew were wayyyy out of my price range of what i could afford, and I didn't really know any other bloggers.. But I shot with friends and tried to teach my parents how to point and shoot and somehow I made it work. It worked in a very inconsistent way, but still, it worked. Now I'm in a place in my life where I'm telling myself,this is it. Either i take this serious or just drop it all together. It's not fair to those who have followed me for years and are constantly asking me my posts or Youtube. It hurt a little when they ask only because I feel like I let them down. And ultimately, I let myself down. There's only so many times I can use "work" as an excuse to not getting this off the ground.
So, here I am. Focused & putting the bullshit to the side.
Hope you enjoyed this post, didn't really see myself going this route.. but I did lol... & don't fret, I'm here to still post details on my outfit! #yassss #fashionislife
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