[oops. apparently I'm a little rusty on the bike.]
[the husband calls this outfit my 1970s outfit.]
blouse: Nordstrom // belt: thrifted // jeans: Gap // shoes: Wanted
I learned something recently.
No, it wasn't how to ride a bike. I know how to do that, even though I randomly fell off it while the husband was taking cute outfit photos.
But I was reading back through my blog (I don't recommend you do this) and was cringing at the slight differences I portrayed myself.
What I realized was that previously I was trying too hard. I wanted so badly to be liked that I wasn't being true to myself. And that's the number one thing I would tell anyone who asked for advice when blogging-- be yourself. (Apparently I'm terrible at following my own guidance.)
What I now understand is that my blog needs to reflect all of me: a little silly and random, someone who laughs easily at myself and tends to be a little absent-minded. And I blog to be creative, to share what I'm loving, to engage with others and because I like it.
And if we want to go big-picture advice here-- the lesson is that I need to be myself and share my voice in all circumstances. Not just here.
Are you learning anything recently?
p.s. if you're in a reader/email/mobile phone, click on through to my blog! I redesigned it and I'm kind of excited that I did it without anyone's help. (humble brag, I know. Couldn't help it.)
p.p.s. it's my birthday in 6 days and I decided (late notice) that I'm going to do a fabulous giveaway. I have a few people lined up, but if you'd like to join in, give me a shout! :)
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