Thief of Joy

Hello Everyone Reading!

I wanted to share a really fun outfit today, but also talk about how comparison almost killed my blog (and why I stopped blogging for 8 months). It’s so hard to be a blogger these days, especially because the world of blogging and instagram is SO over saturated.

There are a million bloggers out there that are so successful and haven’t even been blogging for a long time. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately, especially the Influencer Podcast which is GOLD for Influencers. It was an awesome suggestion from my blogging friend Katie. They are constantly talking about in order to be successful as a blogger you need to create your own voice and stand out against the crowd. A lot of bloggers will buy followers and brands are actually looking at engagement now, so jokes on them.

I think a lot of bloggers, and even people in general go through a phase of comparison.

It’s tough with the blogging sphere because I am constantly comparing myself to other influencers. They have better and longer hair, look at how skinny they are, look at their brand deals, how did they get so many unique followers? I’ve seen it destroy people, and I need you guys to know that you should not let other people (or trends) define you. I like to take a step back every once in awhile and really look at what my “brand” is saying about me. I’ve never been super trendy, super girly, have a lot of money for shoes and clothes. I sometimes forget that just because someone is very successful at what they do and can be those things, that it doesn’t mean I need to be that too. Let’s be real, I’m a Coffee Shop kinda girl. Give me a cup of joe and a book and I’m a happy camper.

Anyways I know this is a lot of word vomit so here are 37 Bible Verses for Reminders of your Worth. Take it day by day and embrace your flaws ladies (and gents if anyone is reading besides my hubs)! Once I stopped comparing everything I did to others, I actually enjoyed blogging again. My voice is so different from everyone else’s, and I just forgot for a little bit there. If you’re ever in need of some one to chat with, or you just want someone to pray for you drop me a message and I would be more than happy to!

On a completely unrelated note, Al and I are on day 23 of Whole30-only one more week to go! I think I will continue to be dairy free after these 30 days. I also want to try to eliminate as much gluten as I can since it’s been so good to my stomach and skin. We are getting pretty tired of eating the same foods though. We just want some pasta that isn’t a “zoodle”.

Love you all-have a great weekend!

p.s. you can shop my outfit below now!

6 thoughts on “Thief of Joy”

  1. I love you and I love this post so effing much!!! I’m so proud of you for being genuine and true to yourself and true to your readers. You are a shining star. Thank you for always being a source of positive reinforcement and encouragement. <3 xoxoxo

    1. Someone’s gotta say the truth! Thank YOU for always being a positive reinforcement and encouragement in my life <3

  2. I cant even begin to tell you how much I “appreciate you” and how proud I am to be your mother. I don’t know if you realize this but you are helping me get through some difficult times in my life with your posts. I love you to the moon and back, always and forever.

  3. You’re so right! We all go through comparison but we need to learn to love ourselves and remember what makes us unique and beautiful! I can’t believe it almost killed your blog! But I am so glad that it did not!

    Also thank you for sharing those Bible verses with us!!!

  4. Girl! Yes. I can so relate. It is easy to get distracted by what everyone else is doing! I LOVE the quote “stay in your lane” because it reminds me to stay focus on what I am doing and be faithful with the platform the Lord has given me. You are so beautiful and I am glad you are back to blogging! You just got to rock it and keep doing what you love.


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