Hello, Hello, Hello! It has been a while to say the least. I have been so crazy busy (which I feel like I have been saying for over a year now lol) but it has been absolutely insane these last few months. I have really put this site on the backburner along with my socials and I am so happy to be back! And from here on out, I will make it a point to update this page more. I have a lot of really good ideas from DIY projects to recipes to outfit ideas, I just have to write them all out. So stay tuned!
I will get into all the life updates in a few! In the meantime, as you can tell by the title, I am officially 29 years old today!!!! I can’t believe I am now even closer to 30! I feel like it was just yesterday when I was turning 21. It truly is crazy how fast time flies. This year, I am probably more excited for this birthday compared to other years prior because I feel like I am truly growing into the woman that I have always wanted to be. I laugh at myself now because I always thought that I would be married with kids at this age but I am *reealllllly* happy that I am not haha. No offense to those that are, I just have way too much more I want to do before I open that chapter or new book for that matter. In all seriousness, this past year has been such a trying year for me. Really the last few years. I went through many many low points where most would probably throw in the towel and give up but now looking back, it only lit a fire under my butt! I am so grateful for every obstacle that got thrown at me because I truly am now unstoppable. I have lived in fear my entire life ever since I was a little kid. I guess we be getting real deep for a moment….being an only child, I always struggled with the fear of being alone. Doing life alone. Not having friends to hangout with, etc. I think that is probably why I kept people around for a lot longer than I should have. I learned through all of the hardships and heartaches that really at the end of the day, you only have yourself. If you don’t love yourself, how in the world do you expect someone else to. And once my life turned upside down, it took me completely falling apart and looking into a mirror not even recognizing who I was looking at for me to come to that understanding. It was such a depressing and trying time of my life but I am SO happy for each and every moment. Because they all brought me back home to me. So this birthday is extra special for me this year. And something tells me, this year is going to be the best one yet!
Now for the fun stuff! Life has been absolutely amazing! I have never been so happy to have the people that I do in my life and really couldn’t do life without each and every one of them. If you are new here, two years ago I started a small business selling antiques and handmade curated items such as décor and polymer clay jewelry. I even have some new collections in the works that I will be sharing over on Instagram! I started in one booth and recently got into a few markets as well as a new shop out in Farmington, PA. Through doing this, I have met some of the kindest most inspiring people in the industry that I am so happy to call friends. It has been such a blessing. But oh has it kept me busy lol! On top of that, I also am still working full time in marketing. I don’t love what I do but for now it pays the bills and gives me the ability to put more time into my hobbies. But I always have felt like I need more so well see what the universe works up for me regarding that down the road! As if I don’t have my hands in enough cookie jars, I also have recently started helping one of my favorite boutiques with creating content for their social media and website. That has been so fun in itself! AND THEN…..I also started working with brands on Instagram again. I always loved doing that so I am so happy to be getting back into creating branded content. You could see why I have been fairly absent on here haha.
If you have made it this far, thank you for being here and supporting WLFJ. I am so happy to be back.