Hey Lovelies! I feel like I need to apologize since I went off the radar the last couple weeks in blogging! I have about 50+ drafts saved on my computer ready to publish but haven’t been able to hit the publish button. I will explain why.
When I began this adventure in blogging, I knew I wanted my blog to be a place where I would share fun, weekly hair tutorials, motherhood thoughts, and a place to share all the fun affordable modest outfits I found (via gift cards and birthday money haha) throughout the season. In each post I wanted to share not only easy hairstyles, modest outfits, but also share a glimpse into my world as a mother.
Why I stopped blogging
But I stopped blogging for a short period, simply because, well, I am not sure why.. I feel like I was “suppose” to be only a mom (which I love more than anything). I am a mother first and always. And I am a good mom. I also have a passion to fulfill my career I started.
I have in some ways found the voice I had seemed to have lost this last couple weeks. As a hairstylist I have always had the dream of being able to do what I love each day from the comfort of my own home. Making hair tutorials, sharing fun fashion outfits, and hopefully uplifting stories into our motherhood days here on my blog has been my way to “be at the salon” from home and still allow all my former clients to learn new things I would have normally taught at work.
But like I said, it felt almost wrong to blog about what I did and loved because I am not in the salon anymore. I have heard the comments, trust me.
“We are mothers and our kids are small for only a short time, I would rather be THERE than at work.”
“Why have kids if you are going to work?”
“How do you find time to be online and record, if you have three kids under three?”
And so many more over the last years.
I lost perspective in why I started this journey
Reviewing all these statements allowed me to get lost in what I am doing here and why. I want my daughters to know the reason why I started this journey. I do not want them ever to feel the “mom guilt” I did and some days still do. I want them to know that I am so incredibly grateful to have the talents I have and even more so blessed to have the opportunity and desire to share them here with you in my own way.
I love what I do and love teaching the things I have learned and built upon over the last 8 years. I love knowing that passion can come in all forms. Showing my daughters that they can become what they want and still be a mother is important to me. Do I sit at a computer all day recording?
I spend all day with my babes and the minute they are napping or in bed is when I get to work.
Blogging is so much more than just writing to me
Blogging is not work for me. It is by far so much more than a job in my eyes. It is a way for me to connote my love for designing hairstyles, connecting with people one on one like I did each day, and finding a way to inspire other mothers who need it.
Spread the positive and continue to follow your dreams
So what I am saying in wrapping this up is, never let the negative consume your desire to pursue your passions. Remember the post, “I am the one who DEFINES my own beauty?” Well right there could have torn me down and made me sulk. But I did not allow it. Never let comments get to you because people will say what they want, despite yours or anyone else’s feelings especially in today’s online world. So you might as well pursue your passions, and forget the naysayers.
“If we have faith and our desires are good then the outcome will be joyous.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I want to encourage you to spread the positive through good actions, and share your talents. It is the only way we can help each other be better.
There is so much going on in the world today to be fearful or saddened by. But allowing that sadness to overtake our daily actions and drive to pursue our passions will only instill more fear of trying. So try your best to do your part in making every day a positive one for yourself and for others around you.
So why do I blog?
Because it is for me and hopefully a little bit for you.
First: Begin your favorite type of braid. Honest! It will work with every braid, I just happened to pick french fishtail braid because I love them.
Second: Continue the fishtail braid until you get to behind your ear and place a ponytail.
Third: Pull through the middle of the braid and tighten. You can do a topsy turn also (the opposite way and it gives a turned in look ha if that makes sense!)
Fourth: After pulling through the braid, add another ponytail a few inches below (I have done up to five before for a fuller look. I chose three for this tutorial)
Fifth: Repeat the previous step. Now you can see there are a few gaps in-between the braid knot (maybe thats not the right term haha) but pull the twists in different areas to create fullness.
There you go! What is your favorite style!? I love breaking them down for people. Let me know!