I have had the hardest time with blogging this week. This is pretty obvious by the fact that I haven’t posted anything… A lot of it boils down to the fact that I am not very good at describing myself. Especially not in ways that I think other people would find interesting. I also generally consider myself to be such a flawed person that I don’t like owning up to it. I am not proud of that. I am trying to come to terms with the fact that as much as I may have a “dream reader” and as much as I may want to build a following, it won’t be worth it if I can’t be myself.
This week, I did manage to change my blog theme so that I can have widgets and perhaps edit some visual elements better. I decided I also like the colors more as well! I also found some fellow bloggers that have inspired me, which is so great because I really needed some inspiration this week! I am going to talk about 3 blogs I found. Hopefully they will inspire some of you as well!
First up, I read this post about how she is finally becoming more confident in her job. I frequently feel the same way, like I am not worthy of my job. Obviously we both are, since we are still employed. And so many times we are our own worst critics. But, when some level of confidence is finally achieved, it makes work SO. MUCH. EASIER.
Secondly, I found a ton of inspiration in One Year of Not Dieting in which the author discusses the downfalls of dieting and how she finally gave up trying to be thin in favor of being healthy. I have had issues with my weight for just about as long as I can remember. It has had a dramatic impact on my confidence and willingness to put myself out there to meet people or go after new jobs and networking opportunities. It wawas amazing to read about someone who has had similar struggles but seems to be thriving with a healthy mind set. Fat shaming is so harmful, and does little to benefit the people it is aimed at. She really inspired me to search within myself for the love and respect I deserve.
Finally, I had a lovely conversation with @kassandralane about her post which is actually for the same Blogging 101 assignment! She was inspired by a post and wrote something that, in turn, inspired me! Essentially, she wrote about being afraid to be authentic on her blog, because sometimes her posts won’t be positive. I think we both agree that being authentic is more important. This blog made a me decide to pick myself up and write something here, even if it’s scary or overwhelming.
Who knows, maybe it will be worth it!