I know that everyone did their look back at 2011 last week but I decided to take the ENTIRE week off and spend it with my family. So that means I am a little late to the party (those that know me IRL are SHOCKED about this…cause I am never ever ever late (hee hee)).
A year and a half ago I had NO CLUE what I was in for when I started Vintage Revivals. I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the blessings that it has brought into my life. Opportunities that were never even on my radar of dreams have come because of this little blog. But I have had to learn a whole bunch this year some was easy, some was scary, and some is still impossibly hard for me….Balance?? Whats that strange word?
You know what I mean right? I LOVE everything about my blog. I could do it all day everyday and still love it. When you do something that you love so much and passion is your driving force its super easy to make it THE priority in your life. Passion keeps me up at night thinking about anything and everything. Passion has THE WORST deadlines (I want it done, and I want it done NOW!) Passion makes me commit to things that are hard. But. Those hard things make me a better person, keeping a hard deadline helps me with my procrastination issues, and if Tatertot Jen can stay up all night, then I can too. (Wink wink)
Before I started Vintage Revivals I did not decorate. Literally I had my MIL come over and help me and then I would leave it like that for years. The first project that I was really nervous about was my wall of mirrors. I had never seen it done but it seemed like a fun idea, so after lots of encouragement from my MIL I did it. And I am so glad that I did because it gave me confidence to try the next out of the box idea.
Do not be afraid to put yourself out there! When you are doing something amazing don’t be afraid to ask people to come along for the ride! Whether it is other bloggers, Brands, Media, readers, anything or anyone that you can build a beneficial relationship with they WANT to be on your bandwagon of awesomeness, I promise!!
You are good enough. Your blog is good enough, your projects are good enough, You are good enough! It is SO easy to compare ourselves to each other right?! Someone tweeted this quote that I LOVED. I have it on my notes on my computer desktop and I read it constantly. (If anyone knows the author please let me know!)
The things that we share on our blogs affect people. We have in our power the chance to make this world better, to make it happier, to make it more inspired. We also have in our power the chance to tear people down, to have them leave our space feeling worse than they did when they came. That carries a huge responsibility, SO STEP UP AND OWN IT!! Make a difference in someone’s life for gosh sakes!
So what lessons have you learned this year? I want to hear it!