As much as I love fashion, sharing style tips, and creating inspirational content sometimes I get the urge to share more personal things or subject matter that goes deeper than what is displayed on social media. Something has been weighing heavily on me recently so I want to share it here on my little piece of the internet in hopes that it helps even just one person. I’ve shared before that I started blogging as a creative outlet and also to push myself out of my comfort zone. I put it off for many years because I was too afraid of what people would think. Would people think I was superficial? Would people think I was daft because I wanted to focus on fashion? Would people think my style was not unique enough? And I was right to think these things and have these fears because ultimately there are people that think all of the above. I would be lying if I said those opinions didn’t affect me because they do & I find myself thinking maybe I should hang it up. But I haven’t and I don’t intend to because I refuse to let other’s opinions define me. Whenever I start doubting myself, I think back to the purpose of why I started this journey. It is about being unapologetically myself and having the courage to keep pursuing something I am passionate about despite other’s opinions. Individuality is so important, but I think people try so hard to be different or reject any type of commonality that it can be alienating to those that don’t fit their ‘unique enough’ persona. I think that instead of judging others we should accept everyone’s individuality. Whether we share a lot of similarities or are completely different from one another, we are all very uniquely ourselves and that should never feel like something to be ashamed of. If you ever share some of these feelings, I hope you know you are not alone and that those trying to bring you down are only doing so because they are unhappy with themselves. All this to say, don’t give up on yourself and your passions because of other’s opinions. It is a message I am reminding myself of daily. Let’s keep supporting one another & building each other up!