We’re here, we arrived! And, most importantly, we all survived 2020. If you read my wrap-up of 2020 post, this past year really showed me how important it is to live in alignment with who I want to be and what I want to do in this world.
And, if I’m being honest, that question is sometimes hard for me to answer.
Over the past few years, actually, for almost as long as I’ve had this blog, I’ve struggled with not feeling like I’m actually making a difference in people’s lives—I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation with my mom. Thanks mom, you’re always the best listener and advice-giver!
As much as I loved getting dressed up, doing cool styled shoots, I always had this internal battle of “does this really matter?!”. And, I’m not saying that style does not matter. I love getting dressed up and wearing cute outfits as much as the next girl. But writing about how to get dressed has always been hard for me. I’d drop the images into my post and stare at the screen because I felt like I didn’t have much to say about my outfit other than tell you guys how it fits and that I like it. And like, is that really that exciting to read about?
No—well, not for me at least, ha!
For me, and my heart, it just started feeling a little empty—that’s not to say that it should be the same for you, but just being honest. I’d started this blog for fun. But I continue to write it because I want to help people live happier lives. And sometimes, okay a lot of times, I just felt like it was missing the mark. But, I struggled to let go of it completely because it was a big part of my income.
After a few months, I’d find myself burnt out, exhausted and totally out of alignment with what really matters to me. And, the cycle would begin again.
Maybe it’s the move and finally feeling settled that’s allowed me to open up myself to something new and really follow my heart and break this damn cycle. Because I finally realized it just isn’t working for me.
My plans for this year is to feature a lot more content that’s wellness-focused.
Think tips for non-toxic living, how to cultivate more joy and happiness, how to heal naturally and more healthy recipes because I’ve been loving how I feel eating mostly-ish plant-based .
The reality is that as a mom of two, my days aren’t filled with fun activities and events. Getting dressed and doing my hair and makeup doesn’t happen all that often. I’m usually in workout clothes, sneakers and a ponytail chasing my kids around. And trying to find a healthy balance (think wine AND green smoothies!) that allows me to feel my best—physically and mentally.
I hope this is something that excites you too, but if not, no hard feelings. Like I mentioned yesterday, this year I learned that I can’t please everyone and that’s okay. I’m excited to finally be putting this out there. Because for so long it scared me to think what might happen here if I changed things up. But, oh my goodness, it all just feels so right.
I’m also in the midst of a manifesting course that is opening me up in ways I could have never imagined.
If that sounds cool to you, read this post for more info on that!
I’m also planning on continuing to paint, hopefully more and more! It’s a new venture, but has brought me so much joy in just the past few months and I know it’s something I need to continue to explore.
And, I’ve made the decision to close my blogging tips blog, BlairStaky.com. Because guys, I simply do not have the capacity or desire to do it all anymore. I think I can thank 2020 for teaching me that I don’t have to do it all! And I say that in case you want to grab any content from there before I officially close the doors. (I think in February or March when my hosting plan is up.)
Wow. I feel like I just unpacked a lot of feeling and thoughts and DAMN it feels good! I’m excited and hopeful for this new year, for our country, for healing and for all of us to take what we learned in 2020 to live out better, happier lives in 2021 and beyond.
Cheers friends, happy happy happy new year!