Feeling The Pressure

Zara Embroidered skirt

 Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zara Embroidered skirt

Zaful: (c/o) Shoes, Zara: Top, skirt, Forever 21: Bag, hat, Michael’s: Pom Poms

Since taking on blogging full time I’ve gone through many different emotions.  Happiness, shock, scared, amazed, terrified and awe struck, just to name a few.  Most of all I’ve felt so lucky to do something that I absolutely love, especially since leaving a career that I absolutely hated.  But lately, I’ve definitely been feeling the pressure.  With Instagram’s newest algorithm it’s harder than ever to get ahead.  I have 13 thousand followers and for some annoying reason, Instagram only allows my photos to be seen by about a thousand at most.  To say I’m frustrated would be a vast understatement and simply not a strong enough word.  Because I love what I do and because this blogging world is super competitive I take great pride in the fact that I pour my heart, soul, and creativity into every single photo I take.  So when barely anyone gets to see that photo that I’ve taken numerous hours planning, creating and editing it simply breaks my heart and makes me feel like somewhat of a failure.  On my worst days I’m completely hard on myself and beat myself up but I’ve been trying to tell myself that it’ll get better and I simply have to keep pouring my heart and soul into it and it will someday pay off.  I also try to tell myself how far I’ve come and how cool it is that people appreciate what I do and are even willing to pay me to take photos of their products.  Even with so many great things happening I still can’t help but feel the pressure and still feel like I’m never quite good enough.  But more often than not I tell this voice in my head to shut its trap and that I truly do appreciate everything I’ve gained and that I’m appreciative that this is actually what I get to do for a living.

So if you too get super frustrated and feel like throwing in the towel some days, just don’t give up.  Because there are way worse things we could be doing for a job, in fact, I once did this and used to cry every day I had to go to work.  So even though I may not always get the results that I want, at least I’m madly in love with what I do.   And at this point, I figure I’m just going to keep creating and keep getting better and eventually I won’t be able to be ignored. So with my head held high, I will keep pushing forward and try my best to ignore the doubt and negativity.  After all, I am woman hear me freaking roar!

 

Thanks to Belle by Joëlle for my beautiful makeup!

Thanks to Fingers, Faces & Feet for these amazing nails!

Fashionably Yours,

Boho & Braids xoxo

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2 thoughts on “Feeling The Pressure

  1. P. Buzzell

    Atta Go….keep following your Passion. So few people HAVE passion!
    Politics will always through ‘toadblocks’ our way. Rock-On Sarah💞

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