Living the Life

Hey friends… I’ve realized that most of my posts now begin something like this:

Long time no see. Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. I’m going to be posting more often starting soon.

Truth fast: I lied every time I said that. I didn’t mean to, but in the end I keep not posting for long amounts of time. And while I am sorry, I know that I don’t have to be. In the end I’m just a little bummed that I haven’t been able to keep up with this blog. I’ve always wanted this blog, but now that I’ve finally found my voice and aesthetic, keeping up is a lot harder than I thought. Especially when life is great and busy.

When I first started this blog I had time on my hands. Even though I was a student and worked a few part-time jobs, I had time. I didn’t have a lot of commitments. Well adult-life has brought a shit-ton of commitments. I have a full-time job in a still-pretty-new city, I’m in a serious relationship, I have a dog, I’m trying to have a social life (sometimes), I’m taking time to take care of my body and mind, and I’m paying lots of bills. So I’ve been busy, but amazing. Truly, I’m living the life.

It’s weird though, because life isn’t perfect or without stress, anxiety and other emotions. Living the life to me just means that I’m utilizing my time and energy to create long-term happiness. I’m prioritizing how I want to live so that I can be my best-self, living my best life. It sounds cheesy; I’m very aware that it looks like a quote in a bathroom stall. BUT, it’s the truth to me. Living the life doesn’t mean that there aren’t any downs or roadblocks or compromises or stress. Living the life just means to be your happiest self by doing what most makes you feel the best.

I guess my point is, that while this blog makes me happy and I enjoy doing it, it’s still not my biggest priority. So I’ll keep coming back here, just not as often as I used to… like way back in the beginning days. I’m finally living the life.

love, olivia