Stripe blazer (H&M) | Crop top (Topshop) | Skirt (River Island) | Bag (Blackcherry via Kalahari) | Heels (Zara)
I received a comment on my Facebook page asking “What kind of blogger are you?”. The question, & comments that followed were intended to question me in a negative way. Seeking an explanation for my behaviour. I however, did not take the comment in that negative light. Instead I asked myself the very same question “What kind of blogger are you?”. The answer is simple, yet so complex. There are so many layers to me, my life, & my blog. And while each aspect of my life is very different, they’re all tangled so deeply that it’s hard to separate one from the other.
Me. I’m addicted to gym right now. I want to live a long, healthy, active life. This has been a personal focus & journey that I am really enjoying.
My life. Where to start? My career is great. I am overly focussed on the goals I have set for myself. I am in Jhb on Wednesday/Thursday, which will result in my missing my niece’s birthday. I am off to China on 19 March & only returning on 1 April. This results in my missing my sister’s graduation. This makes me sad. I have neglected my family a great deal this year. I spend most of my time working at my job or working at home. I know they understand that I am focussed on the blog & my work, but I also know that they would much rather have a minute or two to chat every now & then
My blog. It’s been a busy start to the year for me. New relationships being formed. The maintaining of existing relationships & brand partnerships. And I am working on the biggest project of my own to date. This has taken up every minute of my day. And even though I have many people involved in the many processes of this project, I still find myself constantly busy with it. I am barely sleeping.
So when you ask me, “What kind of blogger are you?”, all of the above comes rushing to mind. I am the kind of blogger who wants to be able to do what makes me happy. I am a blogger who focusses my energy on achieving goals. I am a blogger who has a family that I love & care for, even though I am choosing to focus my attention elsewhere. I am a blogger who is so ambitious & hungry for success that I am building & creating a life that I can be proud of. I am a blogger who is not afraid of challenges & sleepless nights. I am blogger who remains true to myself. I am a blogger who is absolutely blessed to have you reading this post.
I am not in the habit of explaining myself. However, I will say this. I do appreciate every single reader I have. And that goes for social media too. I see every like & comment. I unfortunately don’t get the time to respond to every one to say thanks. On Facebook, I do try to like all comments. And when I am asked a question, I do try to answer (except if it’s something like “Where are the shoes from?” when I have mentioned or tagged it in the picture. Or if I have said to check the blog for details in my caption). However, if you feel that I am not appreciative of you. You could not be more wrong. And I apologise for it coming across that way. I’m human. I am only capable of so much. I would rather simply give your comment a thumbs up, than have an assistant or social media manager replying like they are me. Nothing you say is unnoticed. Thank you for taking the time to leave the comments letting me know what you’re thinking.
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