So where do we even begin... well for starters, hello! I know this summer I've been extra MIA around here and to be completely honest with you, I am ok with that. I made a conscious decision of letting go of the pressure this season. I know sometimes it may not seem that way but Instagram and blogging can be a lot. I mean, sure it's fun and the opportunities you get are amazing, but learning to balance it out is tough. At least for me it has felt that way this summer, so therefore I decided to step back, without notice, just stepped back and did what my heart desired. 

I've been blogging for quite some time now and I have to be honest, not sure if I am coming to the end of this road or I am just going through a phase but it no longer feels exciting. Once this platform became a business, things changed for me. I am not complaining, things have definitely changed for the better. I would never take my lifestyle for granted and I know that I am extremely blessed to live the life that I do. I don’t need to work a 9-5 job, instead I get to do what I love and be creative. I get to work directly with brands I admire and love. Most importantly, thanks to this very blog, I have been able to enjoy the last 8 years of motherhood, front row and center! I’ve made my own schedule, I’ve seen all my children’s first milestones, been to all the class trips, enjoyed summers with them and live a life a lot of moms would kill for. So please don’t think I am complaining for a second, I am simply, sharing my current thoughts so that you guys understand where I am. 

But with all of that said, there is also this pressure that comes along with this great business. The pressure to create content for brands and to be consistently shooting photos and building up these digital platforms and it’s hard. You are constantly “on” 24/7 and it’s freakin’ exhausting. The pressure to keep up and create cool images and unique content… is exhausting. And to be honest, half of me felt really good about this unplanned break but the other half of me, the Gemini that can’t stay still in me, feels somewhat defeated. Defeated because I felt like I didn’t do enough and didn’t go as far as I could have. I have a lot of personal goals but as you know, this blog and IG are a bigger part of my income, so “taking a break” for too long is simply not an option right now, therefore, I hope that my creativity and inspiration come back overflowing very soon… because I do miss that Erika.

I always like to be honest with you guys and as much as I love my digital presence here and/or on IG, I know in my heart that there is more to me than these photos and I am working on that so pray for me. There’s this passion project I’ve been working on for pretty much the entire year, it’s a whole other business idea that I am very excited about and when it does come into fruition, I will be shouting it out from the rooftops. For now, I felt the need to write and to be honest about how I am feeling. 

With that said, summer is almost over… school is almost back in session and routines are making a come back in the next couple of weeks. I hope you guys have had an excellent summer and will have an even better last quarter of 2019! Please send me all your love and positive energy so that we can continue to build this online family. I am sending you all of my love and light. Un abrazo.