Sweater: Madewell ($59.99), also love this ($69.99)
White Distressed Jeans: Old Navy ($45)
Booties: c/o Rockport ($109)
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Bag: Saks off 5th (old), similar here ($59.99)
Watch: c/o Christian Paul
Back from Blogging Break
I’m finally here posting from my blogging break and it feels like it has been forever! This was an unexpected break but it was definitely needed. Did you know in my 4 years of blogging, this is the first time I took a real break from blogging? In the past, I would say I would take a break, but really just walk away from blogging for only a few days. To be honest, the thought of taking a break stressed me out a bit. But then I realized one of my 2018 goals is to not stress about blogging. So you know what I did, I took a risk and took that break.
It is funny that I had to say I took a risk. But we now live in a world where being a workaholic is the norm. I don’t know what it is like for you at your work environment, but if you are not putting in more hours than 40, it is perceived as if you are not working hard enough. Which to me is sad. I don’t think you need to work more than 40 hours to prove yourself to be worthy. What matters are the results of your work. I do agree that occasionally you have to put in more hours, but where is your life? I have learned to put my life first. Although blogging is not my full-time job, it is why I decided to go on a break.
3 Reasons Why I Took a Blogging Break
I have been receiving Instagram DM’s asking me why I haven’t posted and I shared why on InstaStory. I do understand that after 24 hours they disappear. But one of the reasons why is that I was exhausted. Extremely exhausted. Although walking on the runway of the AnaOno x Cancerland show during New York Fashion Week was an incredible experience, it wiped the energy out of me by the end of it. I honestly think it was a combination of things. I had treatment on Thursday and immediately flew out to NY on Friday. From there it was nonstop. I was feeding off my adrenaline. So when I came home, my body told me to slow down. I felt like I couldn’t function because I was so fatigued (this was on top of the fatigue I am already going through as a long-term side effect). I listened to my body and barely opened my laptop.
I also took a break because I wanted to be present. We live in a world where everything is digital and everything is conveniently at your disposal. If I was going to take this break, I was going to do this right. Life is precious and we can’t rewind back. I deserve to spend time with my husband. After all, he has done so much for me. And being present should not be a chore.
The last 48 hours has been miserable. I caught an awful virus and I was puking my brains out. Sorry if that was TMI, but I honestly could not hold anything in. Ughhh it was the worst. But I am so glad I am feeling much better today. I will admit I still feel off, but I’m glad I’m improving. The fact that I can eat saltine crackers today is a big win for me.
Thoughts on Blogging Break
Overall, I’m glad I took that blogging break. I wasn’t planning on it and I had content ideas ready right after NYFW, but it just didn’t feel right to get right back into it. I wanted to enjoy my life and really listen to my body. I never did and now I am learning the benefits of it. Just like work, blogging will be back whenever I am back. But life is something that I can’t recoup.