You missed me? I know I’ve been gone for a minute.. life comes at you fast and sometimes the fun things fall to the wayside while you deal with more serious matters. Life happens to all of us and you never know how you are going to react to certain situations until you’re in the mist of the storm and you wonder how to get out of it in one piece. My storm came as an emotional one coupled with an existential crisis that has been going on for the last couple of years now. I used to think that those issues only happened to ‘other’ people ( shallow, I know) who were lost in their own world until i woke up one day and wondered how my life had turned upside down. The dreams that I had thought I would have accomplished by now were still far away and I was just overall unhappy with my life. I felt, and if I’m honest with myself, I still feel at times like my life is not my own; that the opinions of others and the pressures of society and family to conform to a certain way of life are stronger than my own voice struggling to be heard.
I live in the shadows of the expectations of others instead of standing strong in my own convictions. It took me a long time to get to that realization and even longer to feel that truth in my being. They say that the truth will set you free; I’m ready to test that theory. Others may give up on you in the long haul but it is essential that you do not give up on yourself. Take care of yourself first. You are no good to anybody else if you’re no good to yourself. People who talk about you and criticize you for your actions, let them talk while you listen with one ear and let it go out of the other. Protect your heart from these people and seek advise from those whose ideals align with yours they will help you learn how to fly. And if you already have these wonderful people in your life cherish them and let them know they’re the bees to your honey.
I just had to get that off my chest. It’s a little different from the fashion posts that I’ve done thus far but sometimes you gotta get real, u know! I hope some of y’all are still rocking with me. I promise I won’t be leaving you high and dry like this again. Have a wonderful Holiday, be thankful for people who bring you joy and most importantly be thankful for yourself you’ve made it this far, you’re not doing so bad 😉