Listen To Your Heart

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Today I wanted to write about the importance of having a hobby. Personally, I can get so wrapped up into my day-to-day routines resulting in me getting pretty bored. You know: dealing with the not so interesting aspects of life such as work, school, finances, etc. that no one really WANTS to deal with but have to be done. So to spice things up a bit and to keep myself motivated, I try to do other things. I love to take pictures, film and edit YouTube videos, blog, read and sometimes play piano, if time permits. These activities disconnect me from routine life and also help reduce my stress level.
That being said, sometimes I ask myself why I blog. Other than the fact that it gives me a voice that I can use to communicate with you all, I often feel like a grain of sand by the ocean. With SO many other blogs out there, what do I have to offer of value? Lately, I have been feeling like I can no longer relate to fashion blogs like I once did. They are so “polished”, for lack of a better word, and while I can understand that with success comes change, I quite enjoy relaxed ‘outfits-of-the-days’ where I can afford what is being showcased and I am able to easily find the items/ similar pieces. I mean, do these bloggers really wear heels on a daily basis and sport a FULL face of make-up? LOL, oh you know I will choose comfort any day and I truly believe that you can look wonderful without having to spend 3 hours a day to get ready. I hope that through my more simplistic (and original) approach of blogging you can relate to me being a regular 20-something year old. Anyways, I digress.
Back to the topic at hand! Having a hobby keeps you sane. Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to make a living off of it, while others would risk becoming homeless as long as they are able to do what they love. I say: find balance in your life and do what makes you happy. It is yours after all! So GET CREATIVE: It’s never too late to add a new interest to your routine.

..xo

-J

Jenn

Jenn

Hi My name is Jennifer and I am a Haitian/Canadian who is into beauty and photography. I hope that you enjoy my blog and don't be shy :) xo

2 Comments

  1. Hi Jenn, I really love this particular post because i feel like am at this point in my life where i really need to start following my heart more especially when it comes to my hobbies and i recently just graduated from the university and i have to wait to serve my country for one year before i can join the labor force (NYSC – Nigerian Youth Service Corps). I have always been interested in spirituality, music, fashion diys, fiction writing, photography and more recently blogging ( 🙂 and i feel exactly like you feel on this issue which in your own words is “…like a grain of sand by the ocean. With SO many other blogs out there, what do I have to offer of value?…” but anyways because am all about breaking out of my somewhat “routinish” life am going to go for it anyways. I would appreciate a few pointers from you especially about your photography, it’s amazing really, please what camera do you use and editing programs and whatnot. Thanks and blessed be.

    • Hey Dami! Sorry for the late reply but I hope that my pointers are of some help regardless. I am glad that you are going for it because you don’t what to live with the “what ifs”.It can be intimidating at first but got for it and be consistent. I am still struggling with the latter but hope to turn that around this year. In terms are camera, I use the Canon t3i. I love it for both photography and videography as I also make youtube videos. I have used the kit lens for a long time but also love the 50mm lens. For editing, I use photophop. Huge learning curve but yiels excellent results. I wish you all the best this year.

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