Hello friends, how’s everyone doing? It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been on here and I can honestly say that life has been C-R-A-Z-Y. It’s only been a little over a month since I’ve posted but it feels like a lifetime. It’s practically summer, the Royal baby was born, oh and let’s not forget about the Raptors winning the NBA Championship. Yup, I’d say things have changed while I was away.
Although I’m used to talking about life lessons, societal issues and general advice, I feel like a little catching up is in order for today’s post. While this post will be different, more personal and a total mashup of things, I feel as if it’s important to keep up to date with the things that are going on in my life. After all, how am I supposed to be of any help or entertainment to you if you don’t know what I’m up to? If you’re interested to know what’s been going on in the wild life of Sarah, then just keep on reading 🙂
Soooo basically, in the time that I’ve been offline I’ve had a whirlwind of exciting things happen. I finished my fourth year of university, went to multiple interviews, got hired permanently and full time in my field, bought my very first car and just yesterday officially graduated from university. So yeah, life has been pretty busy if you ask me. Just to put it out there, I’m not sharing this to brag AT ALL because I believe it’s important to hear other people’s stories.
Remember when you were in elementary school and someone would be asking a question and everyone would be talking but then the teacher would say “You might have the same question, so you better listen”. Well I believe the same thing happens in life. We should listen to other people’s stories and take notice of them because we can always learn from those around us. I never come on here to brag about my successes, and if it comes off like that, just know that it’s never intended. Instead, I can confidently come on here and share my successes and my struggles to be a guiding light for others.
I’m sure we all know that social media is a highlight reel. Nobody is on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook sharing the negative things that happen to them. People post when they look their best, not when they first wake up. They post their successes, not their strife’s. They post their date nights, not their arguments. I’m looking to change this idea a tiny bit. I’m not saying I’m going to post a video of my boyfriend and I fighting, but I want to try to be as raw and vulnerable as I can because I believe that’s how people get to know the real you. That’s what I’m trying to get at today.
My plan for this blog post was not to be a perfect, structured set of paragraphs, but rather a shapeless letter to those who want to listen. I wanted to catch up and share all the great things that have been happening because why not celebrate?? But it wasn’t just for celebration either. I wanted to share my own personal struggles that I’ve been dealing with at the same time as all of these other amazing things.
So if you’re reading this and thinking “Why is she going on and on telling me about her life when I really don’t care?”, that mentality is about to disappear (hopefully). When I told myself it was time to get back into blogging, the first thing I wanted to share was that I had completely fallen off from this passion. For weeks I’ve lacked ideas, inspiration, motivation, determination, etc. I had no idea if I was ever going to come back because I’ve been so consumed with my job that I was just too tired to put my remaining energy into anything else. And to be completely honest with you, it scared me. I was terrified that I put so much time, energy and money into something and now I was just going to give up. But giving up was not an option for me.
So that is the point of this blog post. Not to brag about my triumphs, but to show you that you can’t have those victories without those bumps in the road too! I wanted to show you that as much as someone’s life can look great on the outside, they might be struggling on the inside. I’m sure people thought that just because I bought a car and got a job, I was happy. While I was truly over the moon, there was still something missing – and that was blogging. It just goes to show you that we never know someone’s full story.
With all that said and done, I really hope you got something from this post. Even if it was the tiniest message to keep going even when you lost hope. As for me, I feel so much better having shared my experiences with you and I’m going to try my best to keep consistent, but life happens.
“Fall seven times, stand up eight”