This post was sponsored by Fossil. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own.
In next Tuesday's post I am going to talk about mental health. About taking the time to make sure that you are giving both your body and mind the time and attention that they deserve. I know firsthand that this is not always an easy thing. Life happens. You're afraid of truly giving yourself the true constructive criticism that you deserve. But I will tell you this one thing, it is all worth it.
In the spirit of being honest and upfront, I have had my fair share of ups and downs. I've had wonderful times and I've had times that were really shitty and I didn't know how I was going to make it through things. But I have purposefully tried to change my attitude and mentality, allowing myself to look inward and really focus on my mental well-being. And to be blunt, life is amazing. Sure, I still have good days and bad days - that is always to be expected. But for the first time in my life, I have happy with who I am. I am confident in the talent and skills that I bring to the table. I've surrounded myself with people that I love, people that challenge me. I am finally completely and truthfully living my best life.
If you have been following Smak from the beginning, you know that it has always had it's share of good days and bad days. It's a part of the process. Nothing happens overnight. Because of you all, Smak is absolutely thriving. I have been busier than I have ever been and I am ecstatic to be working on fun and exciting content every week. Whether I am running to a media dinner or meeting up with a fellow blogger for a drink, I always have to carry around the necessities - my planner, laptop, a notebook, a good book incase I arrive early. Fossil's Defender Rolltop Backpack is perfect carry-all. Big enough to fit all of the necessities. Small enough to throw over my shoulder and carry with me around town. The Gen 2 Smartwatch allows me to keep track of any and all important notifications, all while making sure that I am staying on schedule. The fact that I have a game to play if I have a few minutes of downtime is an added perk!
At the end of the day, I have this one thing to say:
Life is going to have it's ups and downs. But cherish everything for what it's purpose is. You may not see it in the moment, but keep going. Keep fighting. Keep pushing to achieve your dreams. And thank you, thank you for truly helping make my dreams come true. I wouldn't be here today without everyone that follows Smak!