It’s easy to only see one side of a person through blogging. We are able to edit our lives in this space…it’s entirely up to us if we want to share the hard // ugly // lonely // messy times among the happy // exciting // rainbows and unicorn times. Recently I read something here that really resonated with me — “I hope you don’t compare real life to an edited one” and I thought yes…so yes. While I choose to write this blog, I also choose to only share what I want. Ultimately this space is built around happiness. The title alone reflects this as living in yellow is a direct comparison to living with joy. It is not my goal or intention to show up here and complain about everything that isn’t going right in my life. It’s not a space to spread negative thoughts or feelings. However, I do want this to be a real place. I want you to know that what you struggle with, I most likely do too. I am not ashamed to say that I mess up often, I deal with all sorts of temptations, I feel lonely several times a week, I am learning how to live with anxiety, I get jealous of other’s peoples successes on occasion, I am selfish, I question if I am truly happy with where I am at in life right now, I get frustrated with my lack of motivation sometimes, I wish my hair would stop breaking off like crazy, and the list goes on…and on..and on.
But on the reverse side to all of that, I am loved by a heck of a lot of people. I dance in the kitchen just because, I compliment people often because I think it’s one of those beautiful things to do for one another, I laugh at nearly everything I say, I am proud of what I have accomplished and I get excited about my future, I love my eyes, I don’t embarrass easy, I believe in generosity, and I believe in Jesus. At my very core there is a tremendous amount of joy that I choose to tap into daily. It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.
You may not ever hear all parts of my story but it doesn’t mean those parts don’t exist.
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.
The wonderful world of meal delivery services. Also known as, the easiest way to whip up delicious meals in a short amount time, no grocery runs required. I’m sure you have heard of several different brands of dinner boxes, meal delivery services, whatever you want to call it [I prefer “those kits that magically appear […]
If there’s one thing the LIY Team did this Summer [besides go for boat rides and drink seltzers] – it was read. Audio books, Kindle editions, good old fashion physical copies… you name it, we read it. While we went through a few that weren’t so great, we did find a few worth passing along! […]
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