You may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, and yes I have been busy with work and life, but that isn’t the only reason. I have had moments when I have sat down to write a blog post and I just couldn’t. Then I came across this post on Instagram and it really struck a cord with me because it is exactly how I have been feeling for the past couple of months, and those feelings have really started to affect me over the past few weeks. This photo is an excerpt from a blog post on modernvintagelife.com. It is very touching and really got me thinking. I recommend you all go and read it. This post really helped me get my thoughts together, something that has taken me a while. I thought that it was time to share how I have been feeling and explain why I have not been posting, as hard as that is to do. With all the tragedy that I have been seeing around the world I started feeling hopeless, questioning what I am doing with my life, if there is something bigger, something more that I could do. I have been upset, found myself in tears more often than usual. I have felt uninspired, I couldn’t write about what I love and I couldn’t find the words to explain why. I have tried so hard to think about what I can do to make this world a better place and I found myself feeling overwhelmed, trying to think of solutions that are much bigger than me and out of my control. And the fact is this tragedy that has been happening in our world is ultimately out of my control. So I took a step back and started to realize that I don’t have to put the world on my shoulders, but I CAN help make the world a better place by doing small things everyday. Because when it comes down to it, the small things can be the big things to someone. And if I can help one person that is helping our world, is it not? So what CAN we do? We CAN live our lives to the fullest in honor of those who have lost their own lives. We CAN do what we love and share that love with the world. We CAN help inspire others; just like the Modern Vintage Life post did for me. We CAN pray, as she talked about in that post. We CAN be kind to others. We CAN put positivity and love out into the world. We CAN help change the world. In the midst of all of this tragedy the reality is that our lives still have to go on. We are blessed with the gift of life so we need to appreciate that gift, do what we love, help who we can and live our lives to the fullest and to the best of our ability. I truly love what I do, so I am going to continue doing what I love, be positive and try my best to help others and make the world a better place along the way! I hope that this post has helped inspire you all, because I know how hard it can be to feel optimistic right now. Please continue to live, love and be positive! With all of that said, I will be posting another HerLifeStyled summer style post in the very near future! Stay tuned!