When I was younger people used to tell me I can’t all the time. I had one woman who even went as far as to tell me I didn’t know how to dress myself. I was bullied , made fun of and most definitely the odd one out. My younger years weren’t necessarily ones I choose to recall as I never really enjoyed them.
Thankfully, this benefited me in the long run. I developed chronic workaholic syndrome and worked my butt off every day to prove that I could make something of myself. I chose to focus on things that brought me joy rather than things that didn’t. I recall talking to adults and they’d always say pursue your dreams, and don’t give up. When I used to ask why they gave up on their dreams there was always an excuse, but never a good one.
I made it my goal in life to do things that brought me joy and allowed me to follow my dreams, no matter how impossible they seemed. And lastly to be able to be proud of myself and my own success at the end of the day.
It’s a constant struggle , in blogging there’s a lot of rejection. A lot of competition and a lot of work with no immediate results. In events it can be so hard to be realistic and forget to celebrate the wins. Doing what I love definitely was the harder option, I’m invested and feel all the emotions that come with working for myself. At the same time I’d never give it up for anything else.
If it wasn’t for all those people who told me I can’t I wouldn’t be where I am today, so follow your dreams. Learn from others mistakes and be proud of who you are.
Celebrate the small wins, cry over the failures and work relentlessly because one day the hard work starts to pay off.
You can shop the looks in this post here:
Choker: Black Suede
Lace up tee: Lacey
Graphic Tee: I Can’t Adult Today
Jacket: Kendall Coat
PS: Black Friday is coming up and one of my favorite online shops: Shop Sugar Sands is having an amazing SALE !!! You can shop there sale here!
** I was gifted these items to style & review, all thoughts and opinions are my own**
Photography was done by : Karly Ford