I've discovered over the years that when I get caught up in "things" or "stuff", happiness fades.
My focus is out of whack...and I get a distorted view of what is really important.
I see "things" that I think I want, and after I get those things, the high only lasts for a short while. I find myself wanting, no, needing more "stuff" to make me feel happy again.
I'm like an addict....craving more.
The depression creeps in, slowly, at first.....until it over takes me....
At my worst, I finally cry out to the only person left that I will even talk to......the One that says, I will never leave you nor forsake you Heb.13:5.
He doesn't miraculously take the depression away, but He walks with me...leading and guiding me through it.
With prayer, and refocusing priorities....relationships move back where they belong!!
God takes center stage, and everything else falls into place.
It takes time...it's a process.
When I first started blogging a few years ago, for me, it was all about "décor", "stuff", "things".
Until I made some REAL friendships along the way, did I realize blogging wasn't just about numbers, and comments, and popularity.
I thought the goal was to get your home into a décor magazine!!!
Which was exciting, and nice, and actually humbling.....but the whole mentality around it ruined a (at the time, life long friendship). A friendship that used to be based on being Sisters in Christ!!!
But all the "stuff" got in the way.
I still have my lovely friendships made through blogging....you girls know who you are!! Friendships that have blessed me along and through these past few years.
Women that truly care, and love me.
Women that pray for me and my family. Women that I love.
I know that it's not all about decorating anymore....
yes, I love seeing what people are doing, and scooping up ideas. I like to see what others are doing to their homes that make them happy. I love looking at beautiful things here and on IG.
BUT it's so much more than that!!
It's a learning experience.
You can be as open and honest as you want to be.
You can be as closed off as you choose.
You can be someone that you have always wanted to be.
It's your choice.
You can be all about décor, or all about yourself.
OR, you can even choose to balance the two.....
it's all okay.
Just don't lose yourself along the way.
Su, from Butterfly Bungalow, reminded me to stay true to myself recently....awesome lady....
so that is what I would like to suggest to all of you, too.
As Red Green says....We're all in this together!