Recently, I found myself so submerged into the internet lifestyle that I struggled to catch any air. It wasn’t until I admitted to my husband a week or so ago that I was addicted to watching other peoples lives online more then concentrating on my own. That I realised it was becoming a problem.
This has happened a few times in the past but never to the extent that I would literally stalk other people and bloggers social media to see what they were doing. I wanted to be that person taking amazing pictures by strangers front doors, eating at the most perfect cafes every day with picture worthy cakes and coffee.
I wanted all the followers to see my blog and be inspired and in awe and wished that I could get the opportunities, the viewers, the followings.
It’ll never be enough. The anxiety would tell me on a daily basis.
After talking about it, and thinking about the way I was feeling. I decided it was time for action. Of course, as someone who has blogged on and off for a number of years I know these internet stars have worked extremely hard to get where they are today. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows like many seem to think.
My husband said to me at the weekend that you may see their lifestyle now and get jealous but you didn’t see the 3, 4 or 5 years before this where they worked their arse off every day to get here. (He’ll love that I’ve included this).
And it’s so true. I’ve got to slow down, take my time and see where things take me.
It’s not always about following your dreams because that’s what they are dreams.
I’ve made so much more effort to get involved with the blogging community again. To reconnect with old blogging friends and share the wins and work of inspiring people that encourage me to carry on writing every day.
Competition is healthy, but not when it becomes an obsession.
I remind myself daily that it’s not a race to the top. It’ll be lonely at the top if you sh*t on everyone beneath you and there will be no-one ready to catch you when you fall back down.
I think it’s important to remember that we are all on this journey and all at different stages. As long as we continue to support, celebrate and take each other seriously in the industry.
We’ll all spread the magic out there somewhere.
Do you find it easy to become obsessed in the industry? I’d love to hear your opinions.
– Emma –
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