I feel like having a little heart to heart with y’all.
Pretty sure I’ve never said y’all out loud… but it’s more fun than saying you guys, no?
Anywayssss – it’s been a while since we had a ‘real talk’ kind of chat here on the blog, but they seem to be the most engaging type of post, meaning they get the most comments… which I LOVE! Y’all are my people (ha sorry, can’t stop saying it now). I can understand why my food posts don’t get as many comments because you’re there to grab/pin the yummy recipe and go about your day.
I love sharing nourishing, healthy and wholesome recipes because that’s what TGF is all about – feeding our bodies high-quality plant foods that are vibrant and beneficial and give you that gorg glow. But it’s also about nourishing our minds and checking in with ourselves every single day to re-connect and re-align. Like a little self-love pep talk.
Lately, I’ve come to realize that it’s easy for me to get caught up in other people’s lives and look at what’s not happening in mine – unless I catch my thoughts early on to remind myself that I’m on my own path and need to enjoy where I’m at right now, which I’m working on. I’ve been so consumed with what my future holds that I end up letting myself down which only hurts me in the end…
I think it stems from overthinking and worrying about (don’t judge) where I will live when my lease is up in a couple months… worrying that I’ll be 30 years old and still living in my studio apartment with no ring on my left hand… worrying that there are so many blogs and ebooks out there – why will people continue to visit my blog or buy my ebooks? Will I be lucky enough to still be doing this in 5 years?
I constantly have to lift myself up and repeat that things always work out when they are supposed to AND in the most magical of ways. Saying that immediately makes me feel better.
There is no rush to do anything. Things are always working out, but I need to be in the right head space to appreciate and remember the things that are working out, in order for all the good things to flow into my life.
- Appreciating the fact that I’m able to support myself through this blog, practice my passions, make my own work schedule, show my creativity through colorful recipes, practice my photography and promote the healthiest way to live #getthegloweffect
- Appreciating that people find the information that I put out there helpful whether it’s actually transitioning to the vegan lifestyle, learning about it or just eating more green things 😉
- Appreciating little Taz (my chihuahua) who is my everything and brings me SO much happiness and laughter. He’s my life line when I’m lonely and sad, my best buddy on long drives and teaches me that happiness is a choice, so I need to choose to be happy every single day.
- Appreciating my readers, my close group of friends and of course, my fam that supports me no matter what.
Life is so much easier when you just let it be.
I need to stop putting pressure on myself because it’s way too exhausting and draining. Seriously though!! IT’S EXHAUSTING. Why is there a certain pressure that likes to pop up in our late twenties, reminding us that we’re still unmarried and without babies on the way? Yes I want these things in my life and I dream about them every single day. Yes, I’m still young, I know… these things take time… BUT these things won’t happen until the time is right… I wouldn’t want them to happen before I’m ready anyway, so what’s the rush? There is no rush!
I can’t know when I will be ready or when these things will happen – all I can know is that life is pretty magical and the universe is on my side and things are always working out in the BEST of ways.
No one really knows what they are doing or where life will take them. Everyone struggles. That’s part of the human experience. The whole experience should be enjoyable and beautiful and weird and crazy but also full of love and laughter and adventure. Like attracts like so the vibes you are putting out there will come right back to you. Good energy is contagious. It’s so true.
So SMILE and BE KIND – it will take you places.
Strive to be someone you would want to be around.
Expect amazing things to happen.
I feel much better after getting this out there. Do you guys struggle with any of the same thoughts?! How do you overcome them?! Let’s get some good stuff going in the comments, mmkay?! I love you guys! Now I’m off to get ready for a food & fashion blogger event (with sunset cocktails!) on the Chicago River. Hopefully I’ll take some amazing pics and share them with y’all.. 🙂