I think by now you all know that I keep myself quite busy. You cannot turn anywhere lately without reading about how to avoid burning out and keeping your creative energy flowing. The common theme that everyone discusses is “feeling okay with saying no” and protecting that mental health. I totally get it. Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew and I’m cramming at the last hour to get it all done. However, as I sit here looking over Paradise Valley in Scottsdale and listening to the live music streaming in over the pool, I am glad I said yes.
I am the biggest pro/con list maker and be the time I am done with them, I have usually talked myself conservatively out of spur of the life moments. If it has not been calculated, planned, and fits into my life plan, I usually gracefully pass. However, with 4 flights in the past 6 weeks I am so proud of myself for all the yes’s I have said lately in my life.
If I hadn’t said yes, I wouldn’t have been able to see my favorite band play at Red Rocks. Read my Denver recap here.
If I hadn’t said yes, I wouldn’t have been able to take on a huge blog opportunity with a company I fully support and live it up in Vegas for the Life is Beautiful Festival. Read my full recap here.
If I hadn’t said yes, I wouldn’t have been able to have the most relaxing and recharging weekend soaking up all the desert rays in stunning Arizona (make sure to check back on Wednesday for my full review).
I have heard so much chatter lately that “blogging is dead” and everyone is all about the quick rewards, Instagram, Snapchat etc but I still love the ability to share my life and experiences with everyone. Plus, I love being able to catch a glimpse into your lives as well. I can wanderlust from all my abroad friends, I can learn DIY projects, or a recipe, a product to fall in love with, a new fashion or styling inspiration, or just a great life check in. So I encourage everyone to say yes to something that you automatically would just say no to and document it on the blog for all of us to read. I have completely recharged from all my travels and I have tons of ideas and content to share with you!
What have you said yes to lately that has made an impact on your life? Are you blogging burnt out and looking for inspiration? What has been a recent trip you have been on or planning to go on? Tell me and let’s get a discussion going.