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I love this image. To me – it is the perfect combination of vulnerability and beauty. Which really speaks to how I felt while writing this today…

 

I had a hard week this week and I am going to talk about it.. because I think it is important to not just talk about the great times in life – mainly because, IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A BAD WEEK. I repeat, IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A BAD WEEK!

Without going into too much detail, there are several changes and new things happening in my life that I am adjusting to – and this week I think it all just caught up to me and it got a little hard. I have a video coming out in February all about this, but I have accepted a full time job and am not doing freelance as much. I really felt like I needed to grow and work on a team and understand that world for a while – so I am with a really incredible company now. I also realized this past year that I want to try doing new things with my creativity; like making videos and making tangible products and I want to spend my spare time working on that. But, going through that change hasn’t been the easiest. I’ve been building my business for a long time and it wasn’t the easiest decision to make. I know I have made the right decision for me, but, like anything that is new – it can be a little bit scary diving into, and I think this week it just all caught up with me.

In addition to that, something was said to me this week that was very hurtful. I know it wasn’t their intent to be hurtful, but it definitely was and I cried… a lot. It was near the end of the week, which I think made it worse… you know how everything feels like it is piling on you & then one last thing happens and it sets you off? Well, this was that for me.

This might sound odd, but I am kind of glad this whole week happened and that it really affected me. If you have ever met me, you might have noticed that I am a really happy and positive person. It just comes naturally and it is not hard for me to see the bright side of life. I much prefer to live on that side of things – but when life gets hard, I was raised to always “Just feel – it makes us human” (my mom always told us kids that) and that’s what I did.

I let myself feel the uncomfortable nature of the situation, I let myself feel hurt and I let myself cry and feel down. For me, it was the best thing to do… instead of trying to pretend like everything was fine and I was feeling fine. I think today in this digital, social age we are living in… we generally only post about the positive things; our accomplishments, our milestones, our happy places. Well, my happy place is whenever I am growing as a person and this week I felt like a grew a lot and it really made me self-aware of where I am at in my life, which is a REALLY good thing. Also… no one is happy ALL OF THE TIME! I repeat… NO ONE IS HAPPY ALL OF THE TIME! How can we be? If we were happy all of the time… we would never truly appreciate those solid moments of pure joy that we experience.

I hope you enjoyed this post.. I know it is really different for me to write about. But, I just wanted to share a little bit about myself, that wasn’t full of happiness and positivity.. because life isn’t always like that & that’s okay!

As always… thank you for reading and remember… the next time you are having a crummy day, just feel it… it makes us human : )

muchlove, jehn

 

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