Hey dolls and gents, it’s been a while since our last post. We have been on a long and well needed blog/ social media break. This break was to ensure that we got the rest we needed and that when we came back, we would come back ready to kick butt. So here we are, back to bring you more inspiration, empowering you to start living your best life.
We are also celebrating our 1 year BLOGIVERSARY this month!! If I am being honest, I don’t know the exact date Azarya Life & Style was born because it kind of evolved from an idea to a blog in a very organic way. We started the blog as a refined journal to share our thoughts and express ourselves creatively and we did not set out with a specific ‘launch date’.
If you were to ask me one year ago where I would like this blog to be I could have listed off a whole hosts of points. I would have talked about how I wanted to grow as a person, how I wanted to impact lives positively, perhaps plan events and do some speaking engagements. I would have liked to earn an income and go part time at my ‘day job’ to create more time for blogging.I had lofty ideas, but had not laid out a methodical approach on to how I wanted to accomplish them.
The result? You guessed right… BURNOUT.
There is huge pressure with social media to constantly be doing something. Whether it is releasing new content or commenting on people’s profiles, we’re told that we need to produce content in order to stay relevant. I have to be honest in saying that the struggle is very real- especially when you have a whole life outside of blogging and a full time job. We have talked honestly before about the struggles of juggling work, life, relationships with a hobby (in this case blogging). In the past year, I have learned the principle of surrender. This break was well needed because we had to learn the lesson of surrender. When we want something really badly, we tend to work tirelessly to get it. If we do not learn to surrender that thing, we can end up pushing it away. If you follow this blog, you will be aware that the foundation of this blog is a belief in a higher being. Azarya means God Helps. I believe that in order to achieve success, we have to learn to surrender- hand the things we desire over to God.
1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
This does not mean that we give up or stop trying, but instead we release and trust that if what we desire is in alignment with God’s will in our life, it will ultimately come to pass.
What a relief! Honestly that realization alone has changed my perception of blogging, social media and my life as a whole. It is all about letting God do his thing while holding on to faith that our highest desires will come into our lives.
One year into this blog, I have not met many of my lofty goals, but I am grateful for all that we have been able to accomplish. I am grateful for the community that we have built on social media, the opportunities to try out products, meet people and transform lives.
We are so passionate about our message of bringing positivity into people’s lives and encouraging them to be their best selves. We hope that you will continue along this journey with us as we have lots of amazing things planned this new year. We have learned so much and are excited to share and put these things into practice.
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Lots of Love,