As you may know by now, I was in a huge blogging and social media funk over the past few months. I knew I needed to take a break but once I got there, I was unsure if I even wanted to pursue the revamping of this blog. Thankfully, I did not jump to any conclusions and ended up just slowly easing my way back into the scene. One way I did that was by trying to better myself and my mindset regarding my blog by reading self-help books (my personal favorite).
Girl, Wash Your Face is the one that really put it all into perspective; it changed everything.
The author, Rachel Hollis, is an inspiration. She has a high-school education. She's a mom of four. She's a wife of many years. She has written several books. She runs several companies. She's a multi-millionaire. All of her success was rooted in the start of her blog. Yep, she's a blogger.
Reason number one why I wanted to read this book is because of the title. Not the washing my face part but the part about not believing the lies the world throws at us.
I am a self-proclaimed people pleaser. I have a hard time saying no and I take what people say to and about me to heart. I am also incredibly hard on myself. So, when I saw the title I thought, oh yeah this one's for me.
Once I got into the book, Rachel shared that her success all started because she listened to her gut (and her passions) by starting a blog. I was immediately on board and knew I couldn't put this book down. I wanted to know her secrets. There has to be a secret, right?
Well, I won't spoil too much for you but I will tell you this - there is no secret.
After three days, I finished the book and made a commitment to myself. I was going to get serious about my revamp. Not because I want to be famous like Rachel. Not because I want to make money like Rachel. Not because I felt expected to launch it. I wanted to revamp it for me. I wanted to see how far I could take the blog. How many more viewers can I reach? How many people can I help? That's always been my goal, to help people.
I hope you see and feel the goals I have behind this new platform. I want to share tips and tricks regarding things I love: food, skincare, makeup, hair, self-help; all of the things!
Please, do yourself a favor, read this book. Even if you're not a blogger; even if you don't know what your goals are; even if you come up with the best reason why you shouldn't; read the dang book, girlfriend.