Authentic Content … and Why This Season I’m So Very Thankful For It

PLEASE READ: I decided to give myself a fresh start. Read more about that here.

Thanksgiving

I don’t have intentions of writing a very long post, and the main reason is that I don’t want to detract from the point I want to make.

Authentic content has become the foundation of my personal blog over the past few months, and to be honest it’s done amazing things in my life.

Being Thankful for Authenticity

If you want to know why I’m thankful for it, here’s a few reasons:

1. I’ve accepted that doing less, is being more.
2. I realized that sometimes we just need to say the little things.
3. I’ve been affirmed that creative dissatisfaction doesn’t just reside in me.
4. I found out that I’m not the only soul that social media is killing.
5. I’ve learned that a successful blog isn’t based on traffic.
6. I’ve embraced the fact that people will unsubscribe from my blog.
7. I’ve understood that my boring life is perfectly ok.

And the most important reason why I love authentic content:

8. I’ve seen the benefits of packing light, and the joys of living simple.

Writing (and Living) Efficiently

Last week I wrote some words that might have sounded harsh. I felt they were necessary to speak, and don’t apologize for it since I was being real.

I don’t have the capacity in my life to carry excess baggage and only want to take with me what is necessary. I don’t want to follow people just because.

I’m a firm believer that we do ourselves and our readers a huge disservice when we aren’t authentic and stage our lives accordingly.

When you’re true to yourself, you’re able to identify areas in your life that aren’t fulfilling, and you have the opportunity to make change.

When you’re true to yourself, you make yourself a better person, which affects everyone around you.

When you’re true to yourself, you’re able to “say” thanks, rather than “expect” thanks.

If you can’t be real with yourself, you can’t be real with your readers.

Authentic content is infectious. Be that infectious person.

It starts inward, rather than starting outward.

So be thankful this holiday season.

Regain happiness inside you.

And experience peace.

Live authentically.

That is all.