Harder Than It Looks

Mattieologie: Harder Than It Looks Mattieologie: Harder Than It Looks

Mattieologie: Harder Than It Looks

Mattieologie: Harder Than It Looks

Mattieologie: Harder Than It Looks

Mattieologie: Harder Than It Looks

DRESS: Prabal Gurung x Target (similar) // SHOES: Prabal Gurung x Target (similar) // BAG: JustFab // SUNNIES: Ray Ban

I really wanted to be lazy this weekend.

After throwing a house party for my birthday on Friday (which I'm not sure why I would do such a thing while being pregnant), I was pooped. I had THE BEST TIME with the 30 people that came, but it was a lot.

Saturday, I wanted to nap all day but had a contractor in my house at noon, my sister was in town from Charlotte + Hubs and I had to run miscellaneous errands for the house projects we have going on.

Sunday, we taught children's church, grabbed a quick bite to eat, saw Maleficient (it was good!) and then I thoroughly pep talked myself into taking photos for the blog because I was what they call UNMOTIVATED.

I was tired. And still trying to catch up to the fact that the weekend was indeed over and I had to find the energy to get ready for the work week. I did not want to put on makeup, do my hair, find cute photogenic outfits AND think of somewhere to shoot. But, somehow, I found it in me to push through.

I loved mixing all these patterns together to create an eclectic girly look. Most of the colors in the dress and bag were in the same color family so it worked. I thought the shoes and glasses topped it off nicely.

I wish I could tell you that I get up every single day super enthusiastic to shoot for my blog that I love very much. I wish I could tell you that it isn't tough to separate business from personal when shooting & working with Hubs on the blog. I wish I could tell you that I didn't have to go through 125+ photos to find the perfect 6 or 7 pics for a post. I wish I could tell you that the pictures came out perfect and I didn't have to crop, edit & enhance them to be blog ready. I wish I could tell you that it doesn't take an hour or so to put up a (good) blog post. I wish I could tell you that it wasn't 7 in the morning as I was typing this because getting a blog post up before 9 am guarantees you more hits on your blog. I wish I could tell you it was easy.

But it's way harder than it looks.

So whether you want to get straight A's, become a fashion editor, do this blogging thing or become the top executive at your job, know that WHATEVER your dream is, accomplishing it is way harder than you think. The good news: it's not impossible.

Don't wish for it. Work for it.