Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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3 tips to becoming content with your life

While laying in my bed exhausted from just the busyness of life, I started to plan out my weekend which has a lot of blogging “to do’s”, and I have to check them off my list ASAP. As much as I would like to brag about how easy and how amazing blogging has been, well, it has been amazing, but let me be real, it is FAR from easy. Do I like the free clothes, free products and pay checks?? Yes, of course, I do!!! But, it has me feeling all sorts of pressure. The pressure of understanding technology, staying organized, meeting deadlines, delivering decent photography, styling outfits, writing post that are encouraging yet also intriguing, increasing my blog traffic, increasing my engagement…

Does it sound like a job? LOL. Well, it has definitely become one, but it is a fun job. And, those are just a few of the things that it entails. Did I mention that we have to be a weather watcher?!? I seriously have to check the Weather Channel more times in a week then I would like to admit #nojoke. But, the most important goal for me is to be content in who God says that I am and to stay true to myself while doing this thing called blogging.

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In this type of industry/blogging world, I’m learning that it is key to stay thankful and content. No matter what type of job or jobs that we have, we have to learn the art of contentment.

Here are three tips on “How to be CONTENT” that I am still learning and walking out each day:
1. Choose to be content with who you are. Embrace all of you: the good and the bad. Don’t look to the person on the left or the right, be you, be confident.
2. Choose to be content with what you have. Contentment doesn’t mean that we won’t desire anything. It just means that we are happy with what we have. More stuff doesn’t mean more happiness.
3. Choose to be content with what road that you currently are on. Each journey that we will embark upon looks different, and there are lessons to be learned. Be thankful in each new place.

 

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So, blogging isn’t always glamorous just like anything else in life. It has its perks, but it also has it challenges. Learning to be content in it all has been my greatest lesson thus far.

 

Speaking about perks, I recently received this strapless maxi that is heavenly. I took these pictures while at the beach so I am a little toasty (yes, I did have on SPF), and I am rocking that wind blown hair. But, I had to share this Dezzal dress with you. They have so many unique designs. I thought that this one would be fun to style. And, wouldn’t it would be perfect with a denim jacket and flats too?! Check out their website HERE for more beautiful designs.

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Comments

  • You look gorg in all these pictures and blogging def has its ups and downs! Love this post 🙂

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    August 12, 2016
  • Nataly Schma
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    You look awesome in these photos! I love your dress.

    -Nataly
    http://www.beautifullyelegantblog.com

    August 12, 2016
  • I am content and very thankful for all the blessings that have been given me.

    August 12, 2016
  • I was wanting to shout out Amen’s in the first paragraph. Yes yes yes, to all of that. Such a good message in this post! And what a beautiful dress too! That detail on the top is gorgeous:)
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

    August 12, 2016
  • Wow you look absolutely stunning in this dress, first of all! And two, thanks for sharing these amazing tips. I am sure most bloggers really need this pick me up! It gets exhausting at times but I love it so much and it makes me sad when I’m not fully content even though its one of the things I love doing the most!
    Thanks for sharing love,
    Kat | Delirium Style

    August 12, 2016
  • Hey Angelle!

    I love this post! You are soooo right, there is so much more to blogging than what you see on the site everyday. The weather channel app is always open on my phone 🙂 I love all your tips and quotes! Keep up the hard work it will all pay off, and I love your blog 🙂 xo Jana
    http://www.janastyleblog.com

    August 12, 2016
  • Girl, preach! Everything you said about blogging is spot on. Love this outfit too, you look amazing!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    August 12, 2016
  • LOVE THESE TIPS!!! SO spot on!!! Loving this look babe! You look like a model!! LOVES YOU

    August 12, 2016
  • Tamara
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    Great quotes! You gotta make peace with your self and stop comparing yourself to others in order to be happy!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    August 12, 2016
  • Love this! We need all the positivity we can get in this world!

    August 12, 2016
  • I totally agree–the hardest part about blogging is simply being content, and not comparing myself to others success! Great tips <3

    August 12, 2016
  • Love this dress on you! I totally agree–blogging is such a great outlet but it is a LOT of work too. I love how you said we must CHOOSE to be content. It’s something we actively have to strive for and it can definitely be tough. You’re such an inspiration, girl!

    xox,
    Kristin

    August 12, 2016
  • i LOVE that dress on you, it is beautiful!! And, I love these quotes. Just what I needed today! Happy Friday!

    August 12, 2016
  • Gorgeous as always, and I love the food for thought…Thank you for that.. 🙂
    XOXO
    Sam

    August 12, 2016
  • Love the adorable maxi dress & sunglasses! Very great advice 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    August 12, 2016
  • Great post! Whenever I am down I look at all the things that I am grateful for, and it helps me feel better every time. The Universe responds to people who are grateful and you get more of the same.

    August 12, 2016
  • I love reading your posts! This is so amazing! And you look so stunning in this white maxi. So beautiful xo

    August 13, 2016
  • Couldn’t agree with you more, it’s hard to stay content a blogger because we’re constantly bombarded with products and it’s basically our jobs to have the lasted and the greatest things. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming.

    – sierra ♥ itsberrystylish.com

    August 13, 2016
  • Great tips! Love the dress and the sunnies!

    HashtagFabLife

    August 13, 2016
  • As a new blogger, this really resonates with me. It’s definitely more challenging than it looks–but SO worth it. I’m finding that systems are helping me stay on top of it all! xo http://www.lovelifeincolor.com

    August 13, 2016
  • Such a gorgeous dress, you look beautiful! Yes, blogging is hard work and can definitely be overwhelming and stressful but it’s all about seeing the positive at the end of every day.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/instagramfabulous/permalink/1809488465947550/

    August 13, 2016
  • That dress is so pretty on you. You are beautiful!! Love your tips. 🙂

    August 13, 2016
  • I LOVE this post. It is everything I have been stressing about and then everything I have been trying to remind myself of. My mantra these past weeks is “Who does God say you are?!” When, I’m feeling stressed or not up to snuff… I ask myself that. And the answer is always “Loved”!

    That dress is super cute, btw! Hope you’re staying dry in all of this rain. BR is flooding like crazy.

    August 14, 2016
  • Great post! It’s so very true that in order to live a truly fulfilling life that you must look at your life and be grateful and content with what you have and not at what others may have…and yes…blogging can be challenging and wonderful all at once. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    August 15, 2016
  • Looking SO SO stunning Angelle! You rock this gorgeous white maxi! You are such a beauty, inside and out, and I love your sentiments about contentment. Blogging is indeed so much more difficult than it looks from the outside (and I am cracking up at your weather channel comment… I was just thinking that about myself the other day. As soon as I open Instagram, I open The Weather Channel app… like I am on auto-pilot, lol). I love this reminder to not compare and to remember that God has created each of us to be uniquely us.
    Lovely post!
    X,
    Heather
    http://www.alittlecasual.com

    August 15, 2016
  • Loving your tips and I do appreciate them because I think it’s really important to keep your head up and just be content and HAPPY for what we have. Lots of time people lose sight of that and let the anxiety sink in when realistically life is good! xx Adaleta Avdic

    August 15, 2016
  • blogging can definitely be a challenge, but you make it look so easy! You always look stunning in your pictures. I love the idea of choosing to be content with your life. There are so many things in life that could upset us, but making the voluntary decision to change how you look at your life is SOO vital to being happy.

    August 16, 2016

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