Making “Life” a Priority

Sometimes life changes unexpectedly and your priorities have to shift as a result- sharing thoughts on some recent changes.

Dress: c/o Amazon || Pink Bamboo Clutch: c/o Amazon || Bow Wedges: Amazon (similar) || Apple Watch

Hey friends! Hope y’all are having a great week so far!

As you might have noticed, in the past few weeks I have backed off my normal (almost daily) posting schedule and have scaled back to 2-3 times per week. I found that every few days I was having to write an “I’m sorry I’ve been MIA” intro to my post – and that’s not fair to y’all or to me (blogging guilt is real!) So I wanted to have some #RealTalk and chat with y’all about my “new normal” of the moment.

I’ve alluded to it a few times, but my personal life has gone through a LOT of changes in the past 6 months! Back in October I moved from Jewelry buying to Apparel buying (within my same company) and went through a learning curve to understand a new business and how to run a successful apparel brand. It’s been an exciting step in my career and I’ve loved every minute- but it was a change to my schedule and routine that I needed to learn how to adjust to!

In January I became President of the Patrick Brett Foundation (an amazing local non-profit in St Petersburg) which has been another amazing experience- but added additional responsibilities to my nighttime schedule.

Finally (and most unexpectedly!) in March I started dating an amazing guy who has been the biggest blessing to my life! We have had the best time getting to know each other, meeting each other’s friends & families, and just “doing life” together- I’ve never been happier 🙂 (PS- planning to share more about him/how we met in the future! Consider this your sneak peek for now- ha! :))

I share ALL of these things, to say that I realized that as much as I thought I could “do it all” I just can’t! Life ebbs and flows, and goes through seasons, so I needed to level set with myself that in this season, my life had to take priority and the #1 spot in my schedule. Girl Meets Bow is still a huge priority for me, but I’m no longer home a majority of my nights/weekends to work on it, so rather than feeling guilty all the time I needed to reset my expectations! I think for the upcoming “season” of life, a M/W/F posting schedule is going to be the most feasible and hopefully sets a fair expectation for y’all too! This will also allow me to pour more long form content into the posts I do right and give you more insights/thoughts/my heart/etc- all things y’all respond way more to!

Dress: c/o Amazon || Pink Bamboo Clutch: c/o Amazon || Bow Wedges: Amazon (similar) || Apple Watch

Whew! I know that was a novel to get through today! To be honest, I hadn’t planned on sharing ALL that, but I was feeling so guilty (again) for not posting on my normal schedule that it was heavy on my heart to just spill the beans about my life! 🙂

I am so thankful for y’all who consistently read Girl Meets Bow and continue to support the blog and cheer it on. Y’all are amazing and I am so so blessed by you! I’m excited to take you through this season of life with me and continue to share my heart with you!

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18 Comments

  1. May 15, 2019 / 9:39 am

    No need to apologize for living!!! You are rockin’ it. Blogging is such a fun adventure, but you shouldn’t feel guilty for being ‘distracted’ by a blossoming career and new relationship! Life comes first!
    We are all so happy for you!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 6:40 am

      Thank you so much sweet friend! You are 100% right- life comes first and I am so enjoying all the sweetness that it is bringing right now 🙂

  2. May 15, 2019 / 10:33 am

    It sounds like an exciting time and can’t wait to hear more about it! I think it’s important to step back and re-evaluate your priorities so you can have a better balance. Love your cute maxi dress!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 6:42 am

      I totally agree with you Jill- balance is key! 🙂

  3. kristin
    May 15, 2019 / 11:53 am

    How exciting! Congrats on all the good stuff that life has given you recently!!

  4. Biana
    May 15, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    I’m so happy for your Gentry! I think living your life and enjoying it is 100% more of a priority than blogging and I too have started posting only 2-3 times a week and it’s nice to not feel pressure! Can’t wait to hear about this wonderful guy! xo, Biana

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 6:41 am

      Thank you so much for your encouragement Biana! life is 100% my priority right and that just feels “right” for me 🙂 I will definitely bee keeping y’all posted!

  5. May 16, 2019 / 11:58 am

    Never apologize, no need. No need to feel guilty for living your life, as you should be. Sounds like life is really good and you deserve all the blessings in life. That dress is perfection on you!!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 6:41 am

      Thank you so much Marie! I appreciate your support and sweet well wishes 🙂

  6. May 16, 2019 / 7:34 pm

    This dress looks fabulous on you!! And the pink bamboo clutch is everything! 🙂

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 6:42 am

      Thank you! This is going to be my purse of the summer!

  7. May 17, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    So glad that you have a sweet guy in your life! Enjoy.

    Patty
    Goodbetterbestfood.blogspot.com

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 21, 2019 / 10:37 pm

      Thank you so much- I’m enjoying every second! 🙂

  8. May 18, 2019 / 10:35 am

    You look stunning in this dress! Love the bag too!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 21, 2019 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Amy!

  9. May 19, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with you dear! Indeed, we want to do everything. But this will only wear is out sooner or later. So yes, it’s best to make life the priorty. Anyway, that dress looks fab on you, and it perfectly compliments the bamboo bag too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 21, 2019 / 10:38 pm

      I am so glad you have encouraged me Jess! Thank you!

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