Hey Y’all!! Goodness, it has been a HOT MINUTE since I’ve wrote a blog post about my personal life!! When I first started this journey almost every single post had a little life update and I really miss doing those!! I just spent some time reading through old posts and each one seriously had me grinning from ear to ear. It’s crazy how much we forget the little things!!! A few of my favorites are Jack’s birth story, Colorado Road Trip, Roger’s Gardens, and Austin Texas I Love You. So, I’m making it a resolution to write / vlog more this year!
I’m sure many of you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen my stories, where I share life updates, story telling, and announcements on the daily!! Including landing my first investor for the company I started 1 year ago called, Blogger Babes Productions. I won’t get too much into that right now, but let’s just say it has been whirlwind ever since – IN A GREAT WAY!!! The fact that I get to chase my dreams everyday while building a business with good morals and ethics, is seriously the best thing that has ever happened to me (BESIDES JACKSON OF COURSE.) LOL.
I truly started Blogger Babes because I wanted to make the blogging industry less nasty, less competitive, and MORE authentic and genuine. There are more than enough brands, shoot locations, and presets to go around!!! The girl world can be robustly NASTY and COMPETITIVE. Trust me I’ve seen it first hand since I was a young girl, which is probably why I have always had more guy friends haha. I truly don’t understand why we can’t all get along, be honest about our feelings, support each other, and have some fun while doing so! One of my favorite quotes is “HER success is not YOUR failure.” My first 2 years of blogging the opposite of this seemed to be the general stigma that bloggers had toward each other. That HER success is YOUR failure. That other bloggers would be “jealous” of the collaborations other bloggers were receiving. It seemed like no one wanted to share tips, insights, or anything they learned themselves from blogging. ESPECIALLY when it came to a new blogger just starting out looking for guidance from an experienced blogger.
We all start at the beginning. I find it absolutely insane to not share tips and tricks with other bloggers, to not want to hangout with another blogger because her following isn’t as high as yours, OR to just straight up think your better than someone else because of your following. I believe bloggers should surround themselves with people who add value to their life, who challenge them to be greater than they were yesterday, and who sprinkle a little magic into their existence. Life isn’t meant to be done alone, and neither is blogging. Find your tribe and journey freely and LOYALLY together.
Another favorite quote of mine:
LESSON OF TIME- KARMA
When a bird is alive it eats ants. When the bird is dead, ants eat the bird. Time and circumstances can change at any time. Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in life. You may be powerful today, but remember time is more powerful than you. One tree makes a million matches, only 1 match needed to burn a million trees. SO BE GOOD AND DO GOOD ALWAYS.
I kinda went on a tangent there haha. ANYWAY, Jackson is doing amazing!!! He is growing into the most astonishing human being. His whit, goofiness, insane amount of energy, and pure heart keeps me on my toes. Jack is seriously SO SMART!!! He is saying full sentences, remembering things that happened the day before, and can even count to five. Spending time and bonding with him is my all time favorite thing to do!! I’ve been struggling with the amount of time I have to spend away from him to build Blogger Babes, and keep my blog up and running. Starting a business is seriously no joke. And If I’m being honest, which I always am, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I majored in Kinesiology Athletic Medicine at the University of Texas in San Antonio, and took maybe 1 business class during my freshman year. I definitely know less about business than the average business owner, but I’m reading and educating myself everyday! Everything I’m doing right now is so I can have control of my own life and schedule, and to be able to spend more time with my Jack!! I have never been more driven to do anything in my entire life!!!!
This post got way longer than I expected haha! I have more to share and I want to fill y’all in on Newchella, but I will save that for the next post!! Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! 🙂