It’s been a whileeee since I’ve written a blog post. But y’all, I’ve been so busy learning. A little over a year ago I decided to start a modest fashion page for fun. To be perfectly honest, I was a little embarrassed. I wasn’t sure that anyone would follow me. I thought some people I knew might laugh at the thought of me claiming to be anything close to stylish. I thought it might be a huge failure. And I’ll tell ya what, there have been days when it’s felt like just that. A huge failure. As it turns out, I was right. There were a LOT of people I knew who really didn’t care much about my page. Some people who I thought would be supportive..weren’t. But y’all, the community I have gained has far surpassed anything I ever imagined. So, I’m learning. Learning to see the positive. Learning that some things that feel like a “big deal,” aren’t. Learning that there are a lot of things that just don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
I’ve been busy learning these past few months. Learning to say no. Learning the value of my time. Learning to balance my blog with family life. Learning that my pictures don’t have to perfect. Learning that overloading myself isn’t healthy. Learning that weekends are a lot more fun when they’re not bogged down with photoshoots. Learning that blogging CAN be a full time job, if I let it. |While knowing that ‘stay at home mama’ is the only full time job I’m interested in.| And although I’d love to advertise for every company free of charge, I’m learning that every time I’m out doing free work I’m losing precious moments that I could be spending with my family.
Learning that my engagement may suffer if I don’t sit and hit the “like” button all day long. Learning that I’m okay with that. Learning that not everyone will like every post. Learning that some people will even tell me that they don’t 🤪 Not everyone will like the hat I’m wearing or those shoes with that skirt. Learning to ‘smile and wave’ anyway. 👋🏼
And in the midst of all that learning, I’m so thankful. Because I’m also learning that there are people out there who love modest fashion as much as I do. Learning that there are tons of modest boutiques out there these days, providing everyone with the chance to be modest AND cute. Learning that there are actually people out there who have started to dress modestly just because one day I decided to start a silly Instagram page. And that. That’s one of the most humbling, shocking, mind-blowing things to ever overflow my heart with joy. And that’s why. Thats why, even though blogging is hard & sometimes it steals my joy… That’s why I’m doing it. For that feeling right there. ❤️
So, to my sweet friends—> I hope that Happy Hemlines has inspired you in some way. I hope that I’ve somehow encouraged you half as much as you’ve encouraged me. I hope to continue to blog and share my outfits and my life with you, and I hope that you understand that I’ll always prioritize my family above my blog—even if it means turning down an opportunity, posting a little less often, making a little less money, or spending a little extra time away from this tiny screen. I love being a blogger, but wife & mama will take the front seat every time. ❤️