A New Start

It has been roughly two months since I have written anything for Positively Confident. I haven’t posted anything and for a while I felt guilty. I felt like I was letting you and myself down. As the weeks went by I kept feeling like I had a bunch of extra time and I was forgetting about something. I found myself becoming less stressed and open to use this new free time as a way to realign myself with my mission and life goals. I realized a few months back that although I was not running out of ideas, I felt like I was writing and posting out of obligation. Whereas, when I started I was posting because I had a passion and I was on a mission to help other women grow; I wanted to help others love themselves as I had learned so myself.
So, I decided to take a break. I realized, I was doing things for the blog I didn’t want to do. This was a problem because the blog is still new, it has yet to blossom, and I was already feeling like this, so I can’t imagine what I would be doing later if I kept going down that path. I decided I needed to get back to my basics and find exactly what it was I liked to do and find ways to make the blog better.
So, for those of you who have been long time followers, you will see that the blog got a big makeover. I am happy with this because I hope it will reveal more about me and help you all become more positive and confident. I am hoping this change will give you all hope to know that you are still a work in progress–as am I. Our focus should not be on finding ourselves but rather creating who we want to be. Even though we may not see it now, every day we are growing and changing for the better.

I don’t want to hide from you, I want to let you know that I struggle as well. There are days when I feel hopeless, lost, and like I don’t deserve better things in my life. Sometimes, I feel downright ugly inside. I will also tell you that these feelings don’t last. I question them and I ask myself why I feel so negatively. What was it that triggered these things? As soon as I answer those questions, I move into action. I look at myself and see how far I have come and I find the things I love about myself, my life, and my family.
I want you to know all this because life isn’t perfect, and when you see me post things about myself and my family, I want you all to know that I am not better than you. My life is not perfect, but I am pretty damn proud of it. I am creating a life that I am proud of and so should you. We are all capable.
Let’s just say, this break from the blog and this big change has helped me shape the way I view myself and the way the blog is going to move forward. There are going to be amazing things coming and I hope that you will jump on this journey with me.
Please, please, please let me know what you want more of. Ask me questions and let me know what kind of posts you want more of.
Thanks for sticking around and for all you newbies, I hope you follow.

Love, Evelyn

Edited by Samantha McDonald