3 weeks ago
Sometimes life can easily knock us down. For me, I feel like I have been in a funk lately. I’ve been frustrated with a feeling of no direction in life. I graduated college, with the highest honors, and still have yet to break into the industry I majored in. (My college closing the year I graduated certainly doesn’t help). I came across a couple “influencers” on here and YouTube and thought, wow... that would be awesome to be able to do what they are doing for my career. So I created an Instagram account: @lifewithemilyann and started working on a blog website. The first months were nerve wracking but super fun at the same time, weird I know right?! So I kept on posting content on that account for some time. There was some growth there but something just didn’t feel right.
I found myself constantly comparing my followers, likes, and comments to other more successful influencers. I began to feel discouraged. I felt like nothing was taking off for me. Nothing was going right for me. I kind of moved away from that account and took a step back from the lifestyle.
Over time I began to realize that if I truly want to be happy, I have to be doing stuff because I love doing it. I can’t be comparing myself to others. I feel like many of us fall into these types of habits, wanting something similar to what others have, whether that be status, image, or overall lifestyle.
I have truly become happy with my life. I am blessed for the life that I am given. I hope that I will be able to inspire others that you don’t have to have what others have to be happy. I certainly have learned that.
Here I am, posting this, on a brand new account. Yes I still have @lifewithemilyann But sometimes, starting fresh is just what is needed. A truly, fresh start, a truly @happilyemilyann