An open letter to myself on being enough, and to stop comparing myself to others.
"Comparison is the thief of joy"
I am enough.
In fact I've always been enough, maybe I just didn't realise it at the time.
This post for me is something that's been so overdue; I just never really knew how to put it into words.
On a recent trip to the Maldives with Ben, something just clicked in my head and everything became clear, how I was feeling, why I was feeling it and the path ahead of me.
What am I talking about? Well, first up ima say that the quote above... never a truer word spoken, comparison really is the thief of joy. There would be so many times I'd sit on social media and feel so low because, well everyone was being invited to these events that I wasn't, or 'x' had so many projects on whilst I felt like I had none, why did 'y' brand choose to work with that blogger and not me?
Then a few weeks ago, I went to a lovely press dinner with Primark and I had my crystals read by a lovely lady; she told me that this year was going to be very successful for me, in terms of love and my career. She told me that I would work out what I did and didn't want, and that I'd focus all of my energy into what I did want and in turn, I'd do really well.
Whilst I'm fairly skeptical about these kind of things, it definitely hit home that I need to channel my energy into my own thing, rather than what's going on around me. After the event myself and Ben spent a magical 9 days away and I honestly can't tell you how bloody wonderful it was. I came home feeling so refreshed, energised and rearing to go again.
But more than that, I knew that this was a new chapter, a chapter for focusing on me. Since I've come home, I've had my blinkers down and been full steam ahead and I don't know whether it's the positive energy I'm putting out or what but I'm busier now than I ever have been, I've landed some awesome campaigns with brands that I've always wanted work with, I'm really enjoying getting into my YouTube channel, I'm in the middle of a lush new re-design and I have something V exciting travel related to share with you all (hopefully someday soon!).
So, for me, it really did take someone giving me some advice from the outside and spending some time offline to really realise what's important in my life; it's time to focus my energy on my career and my path; and to worry less about what's going on around me. I will always support my fellow bloggers because YOU GO GLENN COCO - but, it's time for me to not pay *too much notice as I know it has a negative impact on my work.
I've realised that I really am enough, I always have been, and now it's time to prove it to myself, the only way is up from here girls! <3
"A flower does not think to compete with the flower next to it. It just blooms"
Thank you for reading, as always lovely ladies! PLEASE know that you ARE enough - and you always will be! Don't let comparison get the better of you! <3