Not Famous

I'm just back from our trip from Scotland, where we were visiting family, and I finally have the chance to spend some time working on my blog that's been neglected for a couple of weeks. I have to say, disconnecting from social media while I was overseas, was quite refreshing! It's healthy to "look up" from your phone every once in a while, and just be in the moment, without having to share it with the world. As a child of the 80's (before cell phones existed), I have had to learn to embrace technology rather than run from it, and honestly, there have been days where I just feel like tossing my cell phone into a fountain, and unplugging completely. However, we all know, if I did that, I wouldn't get to do what I love to do, and that is, sitting here sharing what's on my heart with all of you (thanks for listening by the way).

When I began this adventure as a blogger, I had no idea what was in store for me. My motto was, and still is: "Fake it til' you make it, and if "making it" means being absolutely content with my life at this moment, then I am succeeding. Whew! I have to admit, it has taken a while to actually put that in writing, because lately I have really been struggling with the fact that I have not been posting as much as all of my favorite bloggers (that was my first mistake). Comparing myself to other bloggers does nothing but keep me from moving forward with my own blog.  So, I had to stop all of the negative self talk and ask myself a few questions.

- Do I love writing and fashion? ( the reason I started this blog in the first place).
- Am I happy/content with my life at this moment?
- What does success and having it all mean to me personally?
- Do I need to be famous or well known to be happy or a successful blogger?
The words to this song made me realize that I don't have to be famous to be successful. I am already famous in His eyes, and that's enough for me. (Have a listen while your reading).

As I was asking myself these questions, I happened to read this post from one of my favorite bloggers, Damsel in Dior. It's nice to know that even a very well known, extremely successful blogger such as Jacey Duprie struggles sometimes with the demands her blogging career puts on her, but she loves what she does, and that is what drives her.

Success in our lives can be defined in so many different ways, and it's not our careers that define us, it's not how famous we are, or how many "things" we have. Success is an individual, and very personal thing, unique to each of us. How would you define success in your own life? I would love to hear your success story. I'm a good listener, I promise!

Hope you are having a successful week!

Dress ~ Aidan Mattox / Shoes ~ Steve Madden / Bag ~ Sondra Roberts (old) ~ similar here / Necklace ~ R.J Graziano / Bracelet ~ R.J Graziano / Earrings ~ similar here / Ring ~ Lia Sophia ~ similar here.

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