Look at those smiling faces . . ugh, so smiley, so happy . . and there is nothing fake about those smiles! . . . but I’ve gotta be honest with you guys, lately I haven’t been feeling too great. Too smiley, or too happy. Which let me also just say that I + we have EVERYTHING to be smiley, and happy about because I + we are seriously so SO blessed, and God is so SO good. Can I + we get an AMEN!?
However, lately I’ve been feeling kind of lost actually, and literally every single time I come to write a blog I draw an absolute blank. It’s quite infuriating really. It probably stems from the fact that I always want to talk about . . . yup you guessed it, being “single”, butttttt also don’t want to bore you all to sweet sweet tears. I could however sit here and talk about how freakin’ fabulous our outfits are from our Others Follow babes, and the fact that we took what was suppose to be a two piece set on one bird, and split it into two pieces on two birds. Ha, are you still with me?
Then I came across a blog written by a talented sweet soul named Bridgy Colleen. For serious though, this girl can write, and it’s one of the reasons I started following her in the first place. Everything she has to say hits home in my heart . . . and isn’t that such a lovely thing? That a person that lives states away is going through the same things I’m going through on a daily basis? I mean gosh that’s RAD.
So I came across her blog titled Singleness the Disease, and you best believe right away I was all, “YUP, okay, click, open, LAY IT ON MEH!”. I left the link in the title if you wanted to take some time to read it yourself. Maybe you’re struggling with this single life **eye-roll**, and have seriously given up on dating because if that’s so, girllll you are preachin’ to the choir. But one of the things that I absolutely loved about this blog was when she wrote . . .
“The purpose of this isn’t to be another sassy letter to friends and family, it’s meant to be an encouragement from someone who actually knows what you’re going through. Who’s in the corner on the other side of the room, just like you.”
With that being said, sometimes we don’t need people in healthy, happy relationships (God love ’em) telling us, “When you least expect it, he’ll come”, “you’re so beautiful, any guy would be lucky to have you”. Okay Aunt Susan, I’m well aware I’m fabulous, take a hike. But it’s to have a person, even if it’s just one person, to say, “hey, I totally know what you’re going through, and it sucks. There’s no sugar coating it, but let’s get through it together”.
ENTER ME! . . . and even enter Bridgy! We are here to tell you that OH. MY. GOSH. It’s hard. And it doesn’t really get easier honestly because I can surround myself with the best humans on this planet, and let me tell you, I have amazing human beings, and so much love, and so much passion . . . but when you don’t have that ONE person to share it with, it can be rough. So rough that you just want to put on sad music and cry and feel sorry for yourself. Nope? Just me? Sulking in my feelings per usual. Well this is awkward . . .
We were put on this Earth to have relationships. To build healthy, beautiful relationships that flourish! God loves His children, and He loves them even more when they are filled with love, and when we constantly lift one another up! So I’m here, even if I’m a world away, a state away, a city away, or a couple miles away from you. I’m here to tell you that I’m with you, and I’m in your corner . . . but really . . . no one puts Baby in a corner . . . . . we’re out on that dance floor! Ja’feel!?
Let’s all, me included, take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things we have, and trust the timing of our lives. God willing **shakes head** shop the looks
Besos tee :: The Soul Project
Floral skirt :: Others Follow
gladiator sandals :: Free People
Floral top :: Others Follow
denim :: Rag and Bone
hat :: Peter Grimm
boots :: BASKE
// MAD love
xx makenzie + bree
Photography by :: @arikajean
Write-up by :: Makenzie