I have to be honest with you guys- I have had a lot on my mind lately. Over the past few days, I’ve encountered some questions that have affected the way I want to approach my blog.
Let me start off by saying that it is extremely difficult to open up to an audience. It is hard for me to be comfortable sharing the parts of my life that weren’t all unicorns and rainbows. On social media, it’s easy to trick people into thinking you have your life together.
Guys, I’ll let you in on a secret- I don’t always have my life together. Yes, I work hard; yes, I have very fortunate circumstances; yes, I consider myself a happy person. But sometimes, life happens. Illnesses; breakups; rejection.
I write on my blog about clothes, makeup, food, traveling…all that’s well and good in life. Things that don’t upset people. Things that don’t make people judge you. And I have made a point of keeping myself within set boundaries as to not make anyone uncomfortable- including myself.
However, when others start asking me, “How do you come up with ideas for your content?” or “Why don’t you get more personal on your blog?” I realize that yes. I have been holding back. I know that friends, family, and people from my school and community read what I write. I put up a front when in reality, I face struggles sometimes. Some days I decide to write a blog post even though I just failed a test or got into an argument with someone. But this website isn’t about the low points in life; it’s about the high ones. This website is the bright side.
With strength and empowerment comes hardship. And so I am writing this post to tell you that yes, I have my fair share of bad days. Yes, I have seen bad in the world. But as I continue blogging, I still don’t want to focus on what was wrong with my past. I want to look forward to a better future, for myself and of course for you.
You can’t let your past screw with your present. Everyone has made mistakes, whether they choose to admit that or not. And whether you choose to disclose the details of your hardships is completely up to you; it doesn’t make you any less of a person to keep your past quiet. There is no shame.
My name is Grace Carter and I am not perfect. I am happy, I am hardworking, and I am at an extremely good place in my life…but I am not perfect, and there’s no reason why anyone needs to believe that I am.
There you have it; my most honest post. Of course my upcoming content will still have the same theme; fun, feminine lifestyle inspiration. But there’s nothing like a refreshing sprinkle of honesty once in a while.
Thank you for reading- if you made it this far, you are a real MVP and I love you!
Have a wonderful day!