Finding Your Balance

I’ll be the first to say, I’ve gotten off track.  

Remember the notorious funk I talked about a few posts back?  Well it decided to linger around a little longer than anticipated.  I gave up on working out, on making plans both for now and my future, on positivity, and allowed myself to be consumed in a toxic environment.  This isn’t me, but it is something that all of us face every once in a while.  

Life is a little off balance.

That’s okay!  Some friendships, jobs, relationships, and environments aren’t made to last, and while it may seem tough at first the reality is you’re growing into an even more beautiful version of yourself!  Letting go isn’t always easy, but sometimes it’s necessary in order to find your path again.  You’re making room for positive influences and humans to enter your life, which is not only the best way to heal, but the best way to feel “you” again.

Take a step back, and take a breath.  Sometimes advice from your mom, your best friends, and your fiancé are the most important words to hear, and it’s okay not solve everything all by yourself.  They know what’s best for you, even when you think you have life completely figured out.  Allow yourself to breathe, and to put your mind at ease for a while.  Go to a meditative slow flow, read a book, take a walk outside and listen to the sounds of nature, head to the beach and listen to the waves, take a LUSH bath (complete with lavender candles & chamomile tea), and refresh your mind, body, and soul.  You are beautiful, you are strong, and you can overcome anything!  

But the very first step, let it go.

Surround yourself with positive, inspiring beings and release those who don’t love and support you.  You deserve nothing less than individuals who will do everything to build you up, instead of anything to tear you down.  Nothing is worth sacrificing yourself or your happiness, and it’s okay to be a little selfish!  No one, and no thing, can make you feel inferior without your consent, and if it doesn’t bring you joy it’s not worth keeping.

Life is truly beautiful, and worth enjoying every moment that you possibly can.  Take a breath, take a step back, and find your balance.

Love & Good Vibes


Today’s Inspiration


  1. July 19, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I love your honesty, Tessa. Thank you for sharing and showing all of us how important it is to take care of ourselves first! I love you so much and I’m so proud to call you my best friend <3

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 9:25 am

      I love you so much, thank you for always being my person and for helping me every step of the way! My life wouldn’t be the same without you! <3

  2. July 19, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I love this post! I agree that sometimes you need to let go in order to find your balance. Great post girl!

    – xo, Azanique |

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 9:34 am

      Thank you so much Azanique, I really appreciate it! I hope you have a beautiful day! <3
      xo, Tessa

  3. July 19, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Thanks so much for your inspiring post! It was truly a good read.

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 10:42 am

      Thank you so much Tabitha, I really appreciate it! I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday! <3
      xo, Tessa

  4. July 19, 2017 / 11:08 am

    All the yessss! I love taking walks and wish I could go to a beach more often! 🙂 Hope you’re getting out of your funk, as I know exactly how you feel babe!

    xoxo, Natalie

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      I do too, they’re the absolute best!! I’m finally feeling a little better, thank you so much for you kind words! I hope you have a beautiful day! <3
      xo, Tessa

  5. July 19, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Oooo lady yes. You definitely hit home with this post! Thanks for sharing! Self-care is one of the most important things!

    xo, Ilse

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much Ilse, that’s so kind of you to say! I agree, self-care is absolutely essential! I hope you have a beautiful day! <3
      xo, Tessa

  6. Minnelle
    July 19, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I totally agree!

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you Minnelle!! Have a great day!
      xo, Tessa

  7. July 19, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    nice reminders!!! everyone gets off track but you always gotta bring it back!!

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you Shannon, I completely agree! I hope you have a beautiful day!
      xo, Tessa

  8. July 19, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    this! I went through my own little issues around April and May, and June(!) and it felt like it was never going to stop. But I had to get myself out of my funk, find my reason for life again, and push myself to start again. I made some small but important changes on my blog, starting going to the gym, traveled by myself for the first time, and found a group of bloggers to socialize with. It’s so important that we take care of ourselves however we may need to. Lovely post!

    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing Brianna, I’m so glad you were able to take care of yourself and find your path! There’s nothing worse than a funk, but it always feels so wonderful and empowering to overcome it! I hope you have a beautiful day! <3
      xo, Tessa

  9. July 19, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Love this post! So important to just let go and breathe! Always good to take care of your health!


    • Tessa
      July 19, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you so much Linda! I completely agree, taking care of yourself and your health is essential! I hope you have a beautiful day! <3
      xo, Tessa