30 Day Return

Hey guys, I’m back!!!

It feels soo good to be back!

If you have been following along at all, then you know that I took 30 days off from the blog and social media posting to recharge and regroup. This 30 days was about pushing pause and taking time to write (my first love in this blogging journey) and pour out my heart and desires on paper in hopes to gain clarity and direction going forward.

So how did the 30 days go you ask?

First let me tell you how much I missed this space! I missed it more than I thought I would actually. I was about two weeks into my little sabbatical and I was already thinking maybe I shouldn’t have taken a break at all. But I made a commitment to myself and all of you guys so that meant I was going to follow through with the challenge.
I would love to tell you that I carved out time each and every one of the 30 days to write and create. I’d love to tell you that all the right words flowed onto paper and magical things happened. After all, that was the plan, the goal in all this. But if I’m being honest, I failed at that. And if I’m being really honest, I wrote very little. I struggled to write actually. I didn’t walk away from this with pages and pages of material or all the right answers spelled out on paper. I’m a little disappointed with myself that I didn’t accomplish as much as what I’d hoped for but instead of focusing on what I failed at I’m going to choose to focus on the good things I did get out of these weeks. Because although I didn’t walk away with thousands of words, I did gain a few other things.

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It allowed me time to breathe.
30 plus days to set stress and busyness aside. 30 days with less demands allowed me to create a little bit of space for some other things I had been putting on the back burner. The first couple weeks felt so freeing. A much needed break that I know I needed whether I really wanted it or not.

It allowed me to think and dream and think some more.
My mind was flooded with ideas that excited me! I can’t tell you the number of times I felt a sense of clarity about things or the number of times I had sparked a new idea.

It made me realize just how much I loved this blogging world and how much I wasn’t ready to give it up. It’s so easy to get discouraged and feel like you aren’t impacting anyone in this little world. But time and time again I try to remind myself that even if one person is encouraged by something I have to say then it’s all worth it.
This was the confirmation I needed to keep chasing after this dream of mine.

It brought light, once again, that the things that were the passions of my heart years ago still remain the passions of my heart today. And that excites me!

And lastly but most importantly, it brought so much gratitude to my heart for this crazy, blessed life I get to live.

So what can you expect from FlavioApril going forward?

I will be revealing more and more of that in the coming months but some of what you can expect to see is me sharing more of my story, where I’m at in life, and what I was designed to do. And through all that I hope to learn more of YOUR story, where YOU are at in life, and what YOU were designed to do! And don’t worry I’ll still be throwing in a bit of fun and a splash of fashion and beauty here and there as always.

Thank you for all those that continue to ride this journey with me! I wouldn’t be here doing this if it weren’t for you!

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Have a challenge you would like to see me do for the next 30 days?? Let’s hear it! Drop it in the comments below and I might just choose yours!

If you need to catch up on the last posts check them out HERE and HERE!

Shop my look HERE!

Until next time,

Keep shining, A. Flavio

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