Well hello there friends. I need to unload today. Would y'all just give me a minute or two?
I love this blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing it and having so much fun with all of you. This was definitely something the Lord pressed on my heart last year that I needed and would enjoy. But you know what, this is so hard to keep up with too. I have no problem admitting that I have my hands full. I can't do it all and still have time to sleep at night. Some of y'all ask me all the time, how do I do it? Honestly, I don't. I can't be a full time working mother, wife, blogger, sister, daughter, friend...and the list goes on, every day. I have realized in recent months that it just not possible to be everything. And I KNOW, that is okay.
I have gained so many opportunities from Suburban Strut and I cannot even begin to tell you the joy I receive from your comments and the interaction with all your pretty faces (OK, I have rarely actually "seen" your faces, but you get it :) ). That is why I started this, because I wanted to maybe help a few women feel better about themselves or be better examples to their girls. The thing is that I never realized how hard it would be to keep up with this and not cause stress in my life. I did not want to hurt my example either.
I feel like this is the white elephant in my life right now "What about Suburban Strut?". I keep on putting it off to update. I have written probably 4 draft posts and honestly, I could just not post about the cute leggings I have seen or fun blinged out stocking caps when I have this weighing on me. It was not me posting, it was just filler posts so a post would pop up in your reader. I NEVER wanted this to come to that! So things are going to change. Right now.
From now on, I am going to post on questions y'all send me and my non-expert opinions :). No more fluff. No more advertising or sponsored posts. This is just going to be women to women, helping each other out. Plain and simple. This is going to be fun and I hope, funny :). This is going to be raw Rachel and her trial-ed and error-ed insight in life as a married, not skinny, working mother of three, trying to make it out of the door everyday ready to take on the world as a soldier of Christ.
So what does that mean? I need y'all's help!! Send me questions or anything in which you need help! Have something you want to see - tell me! I want to keep this relevant to y'all - my favorite readers! I want to make this not successful as read in followers and page hits (nothing wrong with that and party on you successful style bloggers!) , but successful in strong women strutting their stuff and proving we can be beautiful and confident - no matter the age, size, or bank account. Without y'all, there is no Suburban Strut - it is not me - it is our confidence in knowing we are beautiful. Every. Single. Freaking. Day.
So...tell me what you think and bring on your questions!
Good Lord - yall have no idea how much better I feel already :)