Happy Thursday! Today’s post is inspired by the name of this blog. For the past few weeks I have just been on “blogger burnout” and getting discouraged left and right. Many of you have just been so comforting in reminding me that”Comparison is a thief” and Jill of @dousedinpink.blogpot.com even left a comment that stood out above the rest (sorry guys) and that was
“I’m sorry you had a tough week! It’s so hard sometimes not to compare yourself to others in the blogging world and in real life. Take a step back and look at all that you have and what you have accomplished!”
It is better said than done but I just keep taking in her comment and relishing in the truth of it. We will always be comparing ourselves, to bloggers, other moms, women, friends, students when really we just have to be ourselves. This blog was started with a passion for my faith, family and fashion and while it has grown to be more of a fashion blog I wanted to just take some time and focus on what this blog started out being about and go from there: my faith in God and family, hence “Garay Treasures.”
Every Sunday just about after church my kids love to get up on the roof of our van, sort of as a “good job at church” treat. (we let them stay up there for a couple of minutes but they love it).
My beautiful daughter (a twin to Max) and her daddy (my hubby of course)- I hope you don’t mind the messy bathroom.
Here is a list of some of my accomplishments since blogging:
-Starting “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” series which then led into a weekly link up for every Tuesday where I also feature my favorite 5 bloggers that linked up the week before, and in which you can still link up to here.
-Starting a “Style Collaboration” with other bloggers here and there where myself and another blogger (or bloggers) style a similar or same item. Hint: there is another style collaboration and giveaway this coming Monday. See others in the links provided: Faux Fur Vest; Christmas Wear; Mustard Cardigan.
-working and collaborating with various brands or bloggers
-Meeting like minded bloggers who just pour into my spirit or that have similar passions.
– followers have been growing in leaps and bounds here and there along with page views.
-My hubby and I saved money to get a Cannon Rebel EOS 500 DSLR camera for better quality photos.
– Saved some money to begin meeting with a graphic designer to make the switch from wordpress hosted to self-hosted blog. (Nervous and excited about this- but the name will remain the same Garay Treasures).
There are many more, but these are the few I am PROUD of.
I want to thank many of you for following along with me and for being there for me, you guys are the best. I hope this post reveals my treasures and that I can come back to this when I am feeling discouraged as this is what it is all about, these are my treasures.