I get asked this all the time: “Do you ever have times where you hate sharing your life online?”.
Short (and honest) answer: YES.
BUT when I got started in this online world of blogging, long before IG even existed, my answer would have been “No. I’m an open book anyway! I love it”.
My friends used to joke never to cross Angela because her blog is like a Taylor swift album. Cryptic messages (or in my case: clear and in long copy for the world to see! 😂) about heartbreak, friend betrayal, my own failures and life lessons were weaved into almost every blog I wrote, video I recorded or post I shared.
Today though with instagram, and instastories and the entire world living with the online world LITERALLY in the palm of their hands 24/7, it can be a lot to share.
My life lessons are now less about drama (and if they are, GIRL BYE!) and more about learning how to sit in the excruciating pain that life can hand you like miscarriage, death, loss, health — and other things that kind of make the drama of your 20’s feel small.
I’ve been a little quieter than usual over here and I’m coming to the conclusion, it’s okay.
The thing is, I’ve been blogging for the last 11 years, it’s one of my greatest passions and I know I’ll never stop.
But I’ve also been through enough in life to realize, the seasons will never stop either. It’s ups and it’s downs. The drive to be out there coaching and creating one season, and the desire to retreat in nature solo the next. To put myself out there. To hide and feel my feelings deeply. To heal. To grow. It’s a beautiful cycle I’ve come to accept.
And that includes being quiet online sometimes, even if it’s my job.
We just hosted 15 people at the cottage this weekend. It was loud and beautiful and busy.
Normally I would force myself to do a thousand work tasks the second everyone left. But instead I’m going to pick these beautiful flowers from my land, sit in the sun, meditate and unwind from the chaos. And it’s okay. Work will be there tomorrow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨TELL ME: Do you feel the same? Do you need to flow with how you feel to be your best or do you thrive in the go-go-go like I used to?
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