Last year when I started my blog, I was still in my first year teaching, I was 5 months pregnant and recently engaged. As much as I tried to maintain the lifestyle I had become accustomed to, the fact of the matter was, my life had changed significantly in less than a year! When I say “the lifestyle I had become accustomed to”, this doesn’t mean I lived a life of luxury where I had servants waiting on me hand and foot; a lifestyle where I didn’t have to work if I didn’t want to.
I had a lifestyle that I considered fitting for a young, single woman with no major responsibilities (being a wife, being a mother and all of the good but challenging things that comes with that). I was a Rouge member at Sephora and if you do not have any inkling of what that means, let’s just say I spent well over a thousand dollars at a beauty store within a year’s time. Not to mention I was still gold status at Starbucks, giving the coffee shop at least $100 a week. And believe it or not, when it came time to help supply for my classroom and for my students, I was providing for that financially as well. But let’s get to the point of this post. What do I mean by Gucci to just plain good? Does this mean that I am no longer buying luxury items or that Gucci isn’t considered good anymore?
It simply means that as an influencer, I am not going to break my pockets on luxury items to compete and compare with others when I discovered that the bags from my favorites , Target and Amazon, looks just as good and they fit my aesthetic!I love looking into my closet and seeing a few of my favorite white tees along with a couple of other v-necks. My 3 pairs of jeans and one dress makes me smile now that I don’t have to stress about what to wear! Simple is simply more. I’m still working on “minimalizing” my shoes but that’s another post for another day.
I realized that it was moreso about me and my comfort, not so much about what I saw other influencers doing. Now the “human qualities” of me still look at other influencers, especially the ones who are still sitting one leg up with a Starbucks cup and a luxury bag sitting on the console. But I look to them now for motivation, motivating me to give my friends (I don’t like the term “followers”) authenticity. Allowing them to take this journey from Gucci to good, to great, to GRAND right along with me. Pure vulnerability and pure honesty.
And what is grand is having a minimalist closet, having a super moisturizing beneficial face mask that you enjoyed making yourself without breaking your pockets.
So I’m going to keep my first blog post up from last year as a reflection. As a means of looking back and seeing how much I have grown, as a person, as a wife, as a mother, as an influential woman.
With that being said, I will give you me through this blog as often as I can and if there is anything you’d like to see or like for my to touch on, reach out and let me know! I LOVE THIS WRITING STUFF!