August 22, 2018

Fashion

It seems as if not that long ago I was writing to you about my blogging break and all that I had learned. However, here we are again after over a month of silence here on Timeless Taste. To say that I have a really good excuse for being gone would be a lie (sort of). In fact, I do have a good excuse, probably just not a responsible one, I should say.Relearning to Live

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To be completely honest, I have spent the last month of my life feeling freer than I have in years. I have been relearning to live on purpose, with ease and without as nearly the amount of stress, by not even thinking about blogging. Not to mention, I have focused on my day to day tasks and my house is actually clean. #PraiseTheLord

I have spent time riding my new bike, reading good books, relearning my love for cooking, barely ever opening my laptop and intentionally reconnecting with my little family at home. Slowly, I have realized how much I stress about this site for no particular reason. I have taken the fun out of it and made it more of a chore than a hobby. There have been multiple occasions when I would sit down to write a post only to feel my heart nagging at me to close my laptop. I obeyed. My laptop would close and I would be on my way to something else. Something pure and intentional. Life. 

You’re probably guessing that this post is going to end with me saying that I won’t be blogging anymore. While I won’t deny that thought crossing my mind, several times, that isn’t the case. I won’t be making any promises about a posting schedule, which I know makes it hard to follow. But, from time to time I will still be posting here. I mean, I did just have this beautiful site built, so why not?! 

What I have learned is that I still don’t quite know what makes me truly happy or what I really feel like I need to share. I do feel the need to share something, obviously, or I would have given up a long time ago! But, right now I feel like I need to step back from my laptop more. Maybe more posts will come than I think. Maybe not. What I do know is that my husband and our pup need me. They need my full attention to be in our home. My other job needs me to not be half-assing everything all the time because of this creative endeavor. I need to believe in myself again and stop comparing myself to other incredibly talented women. I’m not saying that I’m not talented because there are so many things that I am passionate about. I just have to stop turning every simple happy moment into a stressful moment by trying to get the perfect Instagram picture, blog post or vlog. I need to learn balance again and not that master it all perfect “busy balance”. I’m talking about the kind of balance that shifts your time to what is most important and allows you to give your heart to healthy things. 

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I truly believe that I have spent so much time “researching” content, and comparing my life, that I forgot that you create new content by living and trying and experiencing new things. For me personally, I feel most inspired when I am in my kitchen with a glass of cabernet, “French Cooking Music” playing on Pandora and I’m trying out a new recipe or cooking an old favorite. Not only have I made myself miserable and inseparable from my laptop, but I have forgotten how to truly live and enjoy the little things that make me happy and feel inspired. 

By not truly living and experiencing, I do you, the Timeless Taste reader, a disservice and stand for something completely opposite of the purpose for Timeless Taste. My hope is that with time, separation and patience, I will learn the balance. How to sit down occasionally to write and share my life with you. But, how to also continue to learn and experience new things. 

So maybe I will post once a month, once a week or who really even knows. There are several holidays coming up that I know will have me inspired. The photos and words that you will see might not be perfect but they will be real and from the heart. I promise to do my best to bring you valuable and relatable content that is in my heart. 

It’s time that I stop watching from the sidelines and actually live. 

Thank you so much for reading this post. If you have ever felt this way, please do share how you got back involved with living your life. I know that sounds a bit strange but how did you step back from the comparison and live wholeheartedly without fear or frustration? I would love to know!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

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Comments

  1. Whitney

    August 22nd, 2018 at 10:13 am

    This is exactly what I needed to hear today. I’ve enjoyed reading and keeping up with you and I think you’re doing a great job and making the best decision for yourself!

  2. Morgan Reed

    August 23rd, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that, Whitney! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!💕

  3. Deb Jones

    August 22nd, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Beautifully written Morgan!
    A definite inspiration for me today, thank you!

  4. Morgan Reed

    August 23rd, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you, Deb! You are the best 😘

  5. Jessica Belvin

    August 22nd, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Well said, my dear friend! Take time to actually breathe! I mean really do that! My escape was birds, wildlife and nature photography. Something I personally enjoy. I questioned for years what made me happy. I needed a release and found it. (While never having to compare and could actually take my time with this hobby) made that even better. You will slowly find that inner-happiness you are looking for! It takes a lot to step away from something you have worked hard for! But enjoy life, every passing minute and create memories with your family! It’s worth it! Things will always fall into place. You might be inspired after that ☺️

  6. Morgan Reed

    August 23rd, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you so much, Jessica! This is so encouraging and inspiring to hear. I love following your journey with wildlife and LOVE your photos! Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m thankful for you!💕

  7. Lynn

    August 22nd, 2018 at 11:22 am

    You can observe life, analyze life or live life. I like to think that I have chosen the latter. It looks like you have too, Morgan. Good for you. The creative stuff will come in its own time. Well done.

  8. Morgan Reed

    August 27th, 2018 at 8:33 am

    This is so true. Thank you for your encouragement and for sharing your wisdom! I am so lucky to have you! 💕

  9. Monica

    August 22nd, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    So beautifully written. Thank you for always be so honest and real. While I don’t know “personally” know you, I truly believe that you are a kind and caring person.

    Don’t feel the need to be perfect with whatever you choose to share. None of us are. Just be yourself. Maybe look at it as writing a letter to a friend you haven’t seen in awhile.

    Whatever you choose to do, I am so grateful for the fashion, cooking and decorating advice you’ve shared.

    Enjoy the beautiful life that you’ve blessed with knowing that your readers are here whenever you have something to share.

  10. Morgan Reed

    August 27th, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Thank you, Monica! I’m so blessed to have your support and encouragement. I love the idea of writing to a friend, which is in fact what I am doing. Thank you for your support and love! I’m excited to move forward, in time, with a new outlook that is more sustainable. I hope you have a great week!

  11. Janet H

    August 23rd, 2018 at 1:02 am

    I recently came across your channel on YouTube, now your blog, and very fast became number one on my feed. I think you are inspiring and so brave to share, and take responsibility to change/grow and do what is best for you and your family. I enjoy your gracefulness and style, your personality and just being you is a breath of fresh air- don’t stop it.
    Ps. Please don’t stop sharing your current reads along the way 🙂

  12. Morgan Reed

    August 27th, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Hi Janet! Thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear that my channel has become a favorite on your feed. Your words of encouragement are valued and mean so much to me! I am excited to continue on this journey, with a new outlook. There will hopefully be a new post, or video, sharing my current reads very soon! I have been using my new free time to do a little reading! ☺️ I hope that you have a wonderful week! thank you!

  13. Valerie

    August 28th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    You do you, as the saying goes! Your honesty is refreshing 🙂

  14. Morgan Reed

    September 13th, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Thank you, Valerie! 💕 It feels so good to do just that. Thank you for your support!

  15. Jean

    September 2nd, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Beautiful post! I completely understand. I feel sometimes we get so wrapped up in making things perfect but have to focus on living in the moment, and as mentioned truly enjoying experiences. Thanks for all your time, talent, and dedication to this site. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your fall.

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