I took a summer break from my blog (probably the worst time to break because I’ve worn some cute outfits this summer… damn) and I’ve learned a lot over the last few months:

Blogging ain’t easy. I’ve always loved the saying when you’re doing what you love it won’t feel like work. What the saying fails to mention, is that if you’re trying to do something you love (passion) alongside something that you don’t love as much (full-time job), there are a number of struggles you face and must overcome. Between work, and being a mother and partner, it’s been tough to find time to take pics, upload, write, research, publish, and all the other things that come with blogging. I’ve read about taking e-courses, reading books and other helpful tools to new bloggers, but like, really, who has time for that? But at this point, maybe it’s something I should consider. I’m so concerned about getting it “right.” Who even knows what right is in the blogging world? We all like something different so what’s right to me might be wrong to someone else which is precisely the reason why I just have to do me and be happy with that.

Time Management is key. While I think this is an everlasting issue for most folks, I do know that some people actually manage to tackle this monster. Me, I still haven’t figured it out. Once I’m home and daughter is in bed, I’m almost ready to crash myself. Especially if I’ve been running errands or making other stops before landing at mi casa. But I know that I have to do something if I plan to get my blog into the type of shape it needs to be. These are the type of challenges one must face when chasing a dream, huh? OK, I’m up for it! Gotta keep pushing along.

I need a photography strategy. How do my fellow bloggers manage to get all these awesome photos? Another mystery I have yet to figure out. I’ve heard that some have their boyfriends do it while others do it themselves. I haven’t found out what works best for me, but I need to get it together ASAP so I can keep giving yall style goodness from my point of view. Hang in there with me…I got you!

So through all this, I’m back on task. I’ve learned the 3 main issues that are stopping me from doing what I love and I’m tackling them one at a time. I’m committed to posting at least 3 times a week, starting today. If you love me, you’ll hold me to it. Thanks for your support and patience through this journey.

I’ll leave you with these pics from a beautiful summer day in Chicago.

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