This was the summer of madness, at least for us – it was complete chaos. Most Sundays, I was coming back home from some trip, only to pack up again the following Wednesday. Doing laundry during these few months was…challenging. Don’t get me wrong, I got to do/see so many amazing things and I feel so grateful I got to somehow squeeze everything in – stood next to two of my besties while they said I do, visited my family in Belgium, went to Miami for the first time, visited wine country in Canada, a few SF trips here and there and planned a last minute trip to Paris. And I mean, #BLESSED errrday everyday when you get to plan a last minute Paris trip – that doesn’t happen too often!
But in between all these trips, I also had a pretty demanding day job and was struggling keeping up with that and my blog, instagram and finding time at home with my hubby and cat. I can’t tell you how many times I would come home crying, an absolute wreck, just not knowing which way to go really. I was forced to make a decision I did not want to make this early on but in the end, I think it was the best decision I’ve made so far. I quit my job and took a leap of faith – I want to say YAYYY good for me but it was scary AF. I started blogging in March and I had all these great intentions, ideas of what I wanted to write about, what I wanted to convey with all of you guys but between my job and the traveling, I got lost a little. I forgot why I was doing this in the first place, why I felt the need to create this platform for myself and why I wanted to connect with all you. It was easy for me to take a few quick fashion posts here and there, but my intention with starting RiseLoveGlow wasn’t to create a fashion blog. I wanted to create a space in which I could talk about all the things I would normally talk about with girlfriends – new products that I am obsessed with, motivational videos that I watch daily, the newest thriller book that’s got my heart racing at 2am, a cute hat I picked up at my new favorite store, how I have anxiety about using tampons after reading an article that some have mold on them, how I balance eating chocolate croissants on the reg and being super healthy….you get the jist. And I wasn’t writing about any of that, mostly because I didn’t have the time but even if I did, my brain was to preoccupied trying to juggle everything that being creative was the last thing on my mind…enter anxiety attacks.
Anyyyyways, totally not trying to be a debbie downer but just wanted to fill you guys in on the last few mths/where my head’s been at. Though it’s been a rollercoaster, I couldn’t be more grateful to have the time and space to spend my days on this!!!! We moved to a bigger spot so I now have an office, #girlbossmoment! Currently only has a desk, a chair and my computer but it’s all I need…baby steps. I AM SO EXCITED!
Before we moved, we spent a few days in Ojai to recuperate from the summer. Kevin just started a new job, so we wanted to get away for a few days and do absolutely nothing. Another blog post about all the nothing we did in Ojai will be up soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share this look. I got a lot of DMs on insta asking where this swimsuit is from – it’s Midsommar Swim – a minimalist/romantic swimwear line I am obsessed with! xx
Vintage Levi’s Shorts (similar here)