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My Blogging Journey

I have been thinking a lot about my blogging journey lately. How’s everyone doing this week?  It has been another HOT week here and honestly; it’s time for a little reprieve.  I do not like sweating as soon as I walk out the door.  I checked the forecast this morning and it is supposed to cool down tomorrow, yes – then I can get back to all the outdoor adventures with the fam. It’s funny how the heat just does not bother some people as much as others.  My husband can definitely handle it better, he in fact loves the heat and I am just plain jealous. 

All week, I have been contemplating what I will write about.   Do any of you do that, contemplate your next move and strategize?   I have been at this blogging thing a little over a month now (well actually years but a month since I got the courage to put it out there) and some weeks I know immediately what I will say and other weeks it takes a bit of time.   It came to me this morning as I was getting ready for the day and thinking about what I would write.  I wanted to share with you all my blogging journey so far. 

Thinking About Mindset On My Blogging Journey

One thing that keeps coming up for me for the past several months is Mindset and how that effects your whole life.   You see in order to even push publish on “A Girl and Her Jeans,” I had to specifically work on my Mindset and limiting believes.   I was stuck in a negative pattern of self-talk and limiting myself. I quickly figured out I need to set my intentions towards a better mindset in order to have success at this blogging thing.  Lately, everywhere I turn something is coming up about mindset.  Either I am stumbling across articles (on the Facebook rabbit hole) or realizing my mindset is not exactly where I want it to be.  

Does anyone else struggle with positive thinking and limiting beliefs?   I mean I think things about myself that I would never think about others.   Things like, I am not good enough – I am not a good enough mother, I am not pretty or thin enough to have a blog about fashion.  I can’t make money at this; people will not take me seriously.  People will judge me for not being all the things.  Who do I think I am?  Honestly, it is exhausting.  

I had been waiting to launch my blog for months, I had the site all ready to go but something always kept coming up and I was too busy to launch.  I would get stuck on the technology; some excuse was always coming up. Well, at least that is what I told myself, that I was too busy. Then Covid happened and my schedule cleared, and I finally realized there is never going to be a good time to launch and there was something else holding me back. 

Coaching Was Great For My Blogging Journey

I found a blogging coach, yes, a blogging coach that actually focuses on Mindset.   After looking at my website and telling me it was definitely ready to go, she helped me see that it was my mindset was holding me back.   So, I started working on it, trying to erase years and I mean years of negative self-talk and limiting beliefs.  I also know it is a family thing, you are taught mindset from a young age by watching your parents, siblings and community. 

The last couple of months I have been really working on adjusting this mindset and not let the limiting believes hold me back.   Though I had setbacks, I am now able to adjust more quickly to a positive mindset.  I have learned it is not something you can erase but you can notice and notice with Intention when it is happening and adjust your mindset.   Working on turning the negative thoughts into more positive encouraging thoughts.  I know it is a work in progress and will take time. 

Learning How To Love Myself On My Blogging Journey

I am hoping to break the pattern with my girls and teach them to be kind to themselves and others.  To teach them with hard work, grit and perseverance they can do and be anything they want.  Lead by example that by being present, positive and living with intention they can have life a little easier.  I am hoping to break the cycle, the cycle of negative self-talk and limiting believes.    I never would have thought starting my own business would lead to so much self-reflection and self-improvement.   Initially I thought, a blog is just that, a blog where people come to learn about Fashion and have a community of like-minded folks.  I am learning and hope to keep on learning, it is so much more, and I can’t wait for the rest of the journey.  Thank you for being a part of it all. What have you learned about yourself lately?   I would love to hear.

To wrap it up, here are some fun summer dresses, I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Outfit #1

This first dress is from last season at the Gap. It is a flattering Wrap Dress, which I think they are universally flattering and this is easy to wear and light weight for summer.

Dawn in red dress sitting outside
Dresses are always great for looking pulled together.
Similar Gap Dress

Outfit #2

I picked this dress up at Madewell this week. I do not usually have luck with Madewell dresses but I love this one and it runs true to size (wearing a medium)

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  1. Wrap dresses are my alllllll time favorite thing to wear:) love those two. As for your blogging journey – yes to all of it. We have all struggled with self-doubt, imposter syndrome, negative self-talk – you name it – I’m pretty sure every other blogger you talk to – have had it:) doing the mindset work really does make a huge difference. So excited for you!

    1. Madi – thank you for your comments and it is so true, that the mindset can lead to so much positive if you can focus on it and get it right and oh so much negative when it is on the downswing. So glad to have met you in this journey.

  2. Great post! I love that you are following your heart and living your truth. A great example. And such cute dresses!

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