Blog Called Jacq

Count to ten.

February 12, 2019 24 Comments

January flew by so quick that it had me analyzing just about everything from where life has taken me, to new friendships, to planning a wedding out of the states, to opening my own brick & mortar, to selling my home and just before I felt my heart shift gears to catch a breath I counted to ten…

Life is tricky
baby stay in your magic.

Life truly is tricky and if you let it consume every breath in your body it will have no problem doing just that. Confessions + Real Talk: I’ve spent the past three years letting life itself consume every inch of me, and by doing so it has held me back from a lot, but most of all it’s held me back from doing the things I love outside of work. Writing before Blog Called Jacq was just a way for me to journal my emotions, and balance out my crazy life without hitting the pavement (Writer vs Athlete, another topic + another day). What I’m trying to get at is that prior to BCJ I simply wrote without thinking: there was no agenda, no planning out each post, no images, no location scouting, no outfit changes, no Instagram liking & linking – blah blah blah – you get the picture. After a launched BCJ I felt myself writing because I had to for brands that were expecting it, or because I was trying to grow my digital presence, and although I’m truly grateful for that brief moment in my life (2013-2016) it also became daunting which is another reason why I didn’t allow myself to focus all of my energy strictly to writing.

“Life can also feel a bit like ding dong ditch.”

I get all excited and anxious to run up to the door and ring the doorbell, but the minute I do I find myself sprinting at full force in the opposite direction before the door even opens.

I popped back on to BCJ at the end of 2018…

I believe it was sometime in November expressing that BCJ was back, but then immediately felt that pit in my stomach knowing that I wasn’t just lying to my readers I was lying to myself. I knew I wasn’t going to dive back in! Why? Because I knew writing for BCJ became a job, not a release. People say find something you love to do and you’ll never work a day again. That’s not always the case, because I did love writing, and I do love writing, and it wasn’t always enjoyable. I know that sounds bold, but I’m trying to give you a taste of what blogging can be if you allow it to consume you in all the daunting ways. I’ve evolved since writing three years ago, and I have a voice that wants to use it now to benefit others, and not just to write for brands but to educate others in paths that I’ve experienced. So as I currently sit on that doubt of “find something you love to do and it won’t be work,?” I have to ask myself what can I do differently to shift that positively, and the answer is yes find something you love and you’ll never work a day again, but don’t let it consume every breath in your body.

Please leave a comment below if you’d like tips on my experiences in life, and what I found worked and didn’t work for me when it came to “Blogging.”

xo, Tiffany

Photo Credits: Stephanie Ortega
Hair By: Jacq Girls @jacqandjack
Location: Jacq & Jack Coffee Bar

Tiffany

24 Comments

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    Stephanie

    February 12, 2019

    Love the honesty!! ❤️ Keep doing you girl!

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      Thanks for capturing these moments in between the chaos! You rock!! xo

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    Ashley

    February 12, 2019

    INSPIRING ME!!! ✨✨✨✨

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      Build your blog + build your dreamssss! I want to help!!!

      xoxo

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    Arlene

    February 12, 2019

    As someone who used to love writing I know exactly what you mean! At first it’s so exciting but then it became part of my job and lost that feeling. I haven’t written in months but have been thinking to restart recently. Thank you for sharing this!

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      It means so much to read this comment from you! I need more of this!! It keeps me going!!!

      Let’s hang soon, and keep each other inspired to blog/write/post.

      xo

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    Aixa Bayala

    February 12, 2019

    Yesss Tiffany! I would love to hear about your experiences, teach me your ways!!

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      Aixa you already shine! Just keep chasing your dreams Unicorn / Baby Marianna / Boss Babe! xoxo

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    Alejandra Flores

    February 12, 2019

    I absolutely love this and I absolutely love you!

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      Love love love

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    Alura

    February 12, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful!

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      Thanks for stopping by! Love you.

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    Jasmin Diaz

    February 12, 2019

    Love! Would love to hear more about how to balance work + life in the age of blogging/social media!

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      Awesome! Can’t wait to share more with you and my readers.

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    Renee

    February 12, 2019

    I don’t blog, but I wanted to say you have been inspiring as a mom
    I don’t have time or I don’t make time to look and feel good that is what @jacqandjack did for me. Love your blog real talk it’s not blah blah blah it’s the real you as a busy mom we like to hear truth. Also, I needed this today count to ten!

    Xoxo

    Renee

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      Tiffany

      February 12, 2019

      I miss you! When are you coming back to Nona?

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    Nate Alfonso

    February 12, 2019

    xo

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    Nate Alfonso

    February 12, 2019

    Nice to see you back

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    Yelena

    February 12, 2019

    This post was brilliant! I always wondered how you achieved and aspired to take on so much and not burn out, but there were times you felt pulled in too many directions and this is so raw and inspiring. Love reading your writing.

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      Tiffany

      February 14, 2019

      Thanks, Lena! Not sure if people want to hear all my honesty, but I definitely want to spend as much time as I can expressing what I’ve learned from blogging.

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    Stephanie

    February 12, 2019

    Alway enjoyed your writing and honesty..❤️❤️❤️

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      Tiffany

      February 14, 2019

      XOXO

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    Edwin harris

    February 13, 2019

    How did blogging take you to where you are now? I’ve considered doing it because I felt I had knowledge to help people. What is your advice ?

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      Tiffany

      February 14, 2019

      Blogging didn’t exactly take me to where I am now. I’d like to think I took myself to where I am now, but I do feel that it opened doors for me that wouldn’t have been waiting for me to open had I not experienced the vulnerability of blogging. Blogging challenges your emotions, your confidence, and most of all your time. I tell everyone the same thing when it comes to thinking about blogging, “if you have the time try it out – it can’t hurt,” but just have a gameplan, and a purpose.

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