Today was definitely one of those days – the one where you feel like everything you’ve done so far is wrong, the one where you experience some sort of roadblock and stressful meltdown, the one where you have to convince yourself that you’re ready to throw in the towel. I say “have” because no one ever really wants to give up on their dreams, but sometimes your mind becomes your own worst enemy that you fall victim to your own self-pity.
It’s so easy to feel defeated, especially in the saturated world of fashion blogging. Because of the immense impact of technology and social media, It’s so easy to compare yourself to others whether it be their lifestyle, their triumphs/failures, their time and consistency, and even their overall look. As a creative, I know the feeling too well. In all honesty, I find myself giving into these doubts that sound like, “these pictures aren’t good enough,” “you’re not producing enough content,” “you don’t have time for this lifestyle,” blah blah blah, etc. etc. But here’s when you have to take that step back, breathe, recollect, and remember why you started. Top Everlane
Sunglasses Sunscape Eyewear
Bag Forever 21 (see similar bags here)
Time and time again, I mention to all my friends and family that I am extremely thankful for my boyfriend, Ayl. He’s probably the only person in this world who can ever talk me down whenever I find myself in such a state. He reminded me of the reasons why I started this journey, and made me repeat these reasons out loud so that I could ultimately remind myself. I never created this blog to seek any type of fame, nor was I even thinking of the money I would be earning when I took this passion seriously. One of the reasons why I created this outlet is because I didn’t have the opportunity to pursue my dreams of going to fashion school. Back then, my parents did not understand my love for the industry because they saw no success in it. Instead, I spent 3 years of my life trying to mold myself into a major I didn’t want to belong to. Secondly, I wanted to prove to my niece, Maia (who I pretty much treat as my own child), that you didn’t have to pursue anyone else’s dream but your own. I wanted to show her that happiness and success can be brought about in so many ways, but if you’re doing the things that others expect of you, any form of happiness is lost. You’re lost…and I would never want her experience the same struggles I did. The creative field is tough, and I know the feeling of doubt all too well. It’s sooooo fast paced that even finding time to post a picture is a challenge! But that’s why it’s so important to take a break, recollect your thoughts, and remember why you started. It’s passion that brings us forth, and it’s that same passion that’ll keep you fighting throughout the day.