Friday, October 14, 2016
Oh how i miss this view of Cabo... I wanted to take a moment to come on here and have a little chat about life. Lately I've been feeling really conflicted with balancing my time or lack thereof really. This isn't a woe is me kind of post by any means! This is simply a means of communicating with my loyal readers all that has been going through my mind this past month or so. I'm slacking on posts big time because I've been quite overwhelmed. The month of September was insanely busy! I barely had time to breathe or do the things that i normally to do keep my life organized. When my home feels chaotic, i feel chaotic and my stress levels rise to insane levels. Needless to say, September was quite stressful. Sadly, one of my best friend's dad suffered a stroke a couple of weeks ago and passed away this past Sunday. There is NO worst feeling than seeing someone you care so much about suffer the way my friend suffered these past few weeks. I tried to be as supportive as possible by visiting her and her dad at the hospital, bringing coffee, treats, hugs... whatever. Yet i felt incredibly helpless. She's very close to her family as am i. I know that this is something we all experience at one point or another in our lives but we are never prepared to let go of those we love so much. My heart is shattered into little pieces for her and her family. I just hope that they find strength to get through this immensely difficult time. Please consider keeping them in your prayers.
So as you can imagine, after a long day of work, homework, driving the kids wherever they need to go, making dinner, cleaning, laundry and the emotional stress of seeing my friend in such despair has left me with very little energy for my sweet little blog. I just feel so physically and emotionally drained that when i sit in front of the computer to write a post about a beauty product or an outfit, the words just don't seem to flow and i simply shut my computer down and let it go. And it's OK to do that sometimes. I tend to beat myself up over this and have to constantly remind myself that my blog is not a means of providing for my family, it's not my job (though many times I've wished it was because i love it so much), it's simply a creative outlet that allows me to do something i truly enjoy doing. Yet I'm going to have my days where i am uninspired and my spirits are low. I'm a human being and these days happen. I'm sure you can all relate right? So today, rather than a beauty or fashion post, I'm simply keeping it real! I got home from work with a simple plan. I baked something that made the house smell delicious, took a long hot shower, put on my flannel pajamas, made myself a yummy cup of coffee, and plan to spend the rest of the evening cozied up with my baby girls and hubby on the couch watching Halloween movies... warm blankies, pop corn and fuzzy slippers included! I will not apologize for not posting about the boxes of products sitting in the 'makeup room' right now because i know that if i recharge my mind and body, i will begin to feel inspired to do what i love most.... write about fashion and beauty!
I hope you are all able to take the time to do the same for yourselves when you feel that you need time to recharge. I'll be back real soon with my regularly scheduled posts! Remember to hug your loved ones a little tighter today and tell them how much you love them. Today is a gift... tomorrow is not promised. Xo, Carla - FMM