this pursuit of confidence blog has been a wonderful outlet for my dark and cloudy and sunshiny feelings.
this pursuit of confidence blog has allowed me to share what's been deep in my heart...
it's been a journal of sorts.
this pursuit of confidence blog has connected me with a lot of really wonderful ladies and friends.
this pursuit of confidence blog has tested my patience.
this pursuit of confidence blog has allowed me to explore a new outlet of creativity with blog design and print design.
this pursuit of confidence blog has allowed me to start identifying my own self worth.
this pursuit of confidence blog has helped teach me that it's okay to love who i am.
this pursuit of confidence blog has given me a chance to learn to do things for me...and not for an alternative purpose (like pleasing people).
this pursuit of confidence blog has a lot of lovely quotes and reminders and life lessons that are important to look back on.
i've learned that transparency does not equate to vulnerability.
i've learned that validation is necessary but is only real and lasting when both sides are real.
i've learned that people can be selfish and mean
even more people can be wonderful and supportive and loving.
i talked about the post about shame and the feeling of "not enough" and how that post was one of the worst and best things i could have done for myself.
it gave me the chance to begin climbing off of a pedestal of perfection that i felt was important to stand on at all times...
and as the time has passed since writing that post, i've found that this pedestal of perfection was not only exhausting to stay on top of, but it wasn't really that great to stand on to begin with.
i like it down here.
the view is much better, actually.
i like feeling real and authentic.
i like not caring about what others think.
if they like me, then they'll like me. if they don't, that's okay too.
so here's what i'm thinking...
perhaps it's time to make this blog private and personal...
perhaps this pursuit of confidence blog has served its purpose and it's time to turn the page on this chapter of the open book.
or maybe i'll keep this blog open...
(i'm not sure if i'm completely ready to totally close it)
but the next chapter will be different.
either way, thanks for reading.
thank you for participating.
thank you for your kind words and encouraging thoughts.
thank you for coming on this pursuit with me.