|"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe |
Sure, blogging can glorify your day-to-day life if you have a following or maybe see another blogger feature your posts. But really, don't we all have that dirty laundry we chose to not air?
Let's get real:
You know those moments in your life when you have an out-of-body experience and realize these are the best years of your life? We're sort of in that boat right now--we are both working from home, currently do not have any pets or children, or anything that is holding us back from living our life to the fullest potential!
We are both building our careers, and are continuing to work toward resolving our student loan debt.
Over a year ago, we dropped everything & risked it all.
...and we're making due and starting to really thrive here in Phoenix!
But, this quote really speaks to the sacrifices we've chosen to make in order to better our lives. Leaving our family. Selling our car. Moving across the country with nothing but 2 suitcases and realistically only half of the necessities we need to get by; selling everything you own and may have made in order to buy 2 plane tickets, or pay for rent. Either way, these sacrifices at the time were a struggle for our marriage--it was trying to leave everything we knew to be "right," and move on to what we thought was best. Since moving here, Adam and I agree that this was the best decision we've made since we said our vows to one another and chose to spend the rest of eternity together. Every day here is a blessing.
I challenge you, if you're a blogger, to open up to your readers and be real. And for you readers out there: don't you agree that we, as a society, are using resources like social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) to showcase our life in this "has to be extraordinary" way? As if there is nothing ever wrong in life, and that my Facebook statuses are always perky & written in a "love my life every day" way? I challenge you to be real and true to yourself--don't think that you need to show off to the world because of social media.
What are your takeaways from this quote?
"Start Where you Are. Use What You Have. Do What You Can."