Happy Birthday to my crazy alter ego, Luxe & Linen! With just one year of blogging, I’ve gained more opportunities than I have doing anything else in this world. This blog gave me chances to travel, bringing me to New York for fashion week twice. It allowed me to meet other great people and creative individuals. It brought me out of my comfort zone. It made me think out of the box. I still doubt myself sometimes. Thoughts of negativity seem to creep in every now and then. “This is stupid, what you are doing is really stupid.” But at the end of the day, I know I’m doing a lot more than I expected myself. I’m happy with my life and what this blog has made of it, so let’s just roll with it!
Others may think it’s just a blog, when actually it might just be the very thing that saved my life. For years of going to University, I had been settling for this career path and idea of what I was supposed to be and who I was supposed to become. “Nursing is great! It’s this and that. It’s blah blah blah.” I hate the idea of scrubs. Needles aren’t great. Cleaning butts isn’t special either. Don’t get me wrong, nurses are amazing people! If you want to become one and have true passion for it, then more power to you! I however never foresaw it in my future as a kid growing up. As for childhood dreams, sometimes the most ridiculous are actually the one’s they should be pursuing. So they want to be an astronaut, a fire fighter, do not take it lightly! Children know passion at such a young age. You can see it in their actions, their personality, how they perceive the world. As a kid, I would cut the hair of my barbie dolls, remove the clothes, and create my own outfits replacing them with things I could find around the house. Paper towels, rubber bands, gauze, you name it! Granted, it wasn’t very good, but it was still something I could call my own. I was also very much into singing, music, and dance taking classes in voice, tap, ballet, hip hop, guitar, and piano. I guess I was more creative in a sense. Years later, I went to college and settled for a major that had a huge foundation for math and science, studies that were obviously not of my forte.
So how did “Luxe & Linen” become? Long story short, my two sisters passed away last year in an accident. Both under the age of 30, they never had the chance to make reality of their own dreams. Everyone always says that life is too short, and here is when I truly understood the reality of that affirmation. Life is too short to not do the things you want to be doing. I’ve always had a strong love for fashion, but not having a strong background in it, I created this blog. Thus Luxe & Linen was born. Top & Bralette Re:named/BF Jeans Vintage Levi’s/Sandals Steve Madden
So here I am one year later, making my own creative outlet. There’s no telling of the future. I may stop blogging next year, I may be done with it all tomorrow, but as for now I am doing something that truly makes me happy. A big thank you to my friends, family, and readers for the love. Your support is everything to me! Chase dreams, and follow passion always.