As you all get to know me (and I want to get to know you so please please email and comment!), you’ll understand just how corny I am. Okay so fun fact: I unofficially have OCD, and part of that involves severe organization; that’s where my love for planners and agendas originated. Any who, my beautiful glittery planner comes with an inspiring quote every month, and I decided it’d be lovely to share it with you! Though January is finally coming to an end, I share with you this month's words of encouragement: “Be You, Bravely.”
Let's start with honesty; being you is hard as hell — forget what everyone else says. But the hardest part isn’t so much the act, it’s the discovery..trying to figure out who you are. It took me forever to learn who I was and accept it, yet I still have some learning to do. Growing up in a household with über support and a creative mind would lead one to think that I’d be fearless when it comes to my craft. Ehh, wrong! Being a natural-haired, dark-complexion, skinny girl brought enough attention — why would I up the chances wearing something others could perceive as weird? I was very hesitant to step out and be different than others, when I was really just being myself. Man, I’ll tell ya something about those insecurities…insecurities inhibit fear, and fear just stunts growth and greatness.
But as I got older, I couldn’t deny who I was or what I was destined to do. I accepted me for me, and began to love all that came along with that. See, dressing on a day-to-day basis isn’t just for show — it’s an art, my career, my safe haven. I wouldn’t be who I am if I denied this part of me, and I'm glad I can share this piece of me with the world.