WARNING: Long and cheesy content ahead. 🧀️ I just wanted to share a lil' bit of my feelings with you guys because I have been feeling empowered lately:
This is the busiest I have been thus far in my life - by choice! I'm going to college full time, working 20 hrs a week, going to the gym, keeping up with my hobby as a fashion blogger on here, and trying to balance the very scarce remainder of my time between family and friends (I literally only have one full Sunday each week to spend with my loved ones and squeeze in down time for myself) - but I have never been so damn grateful for the life that I'm living. I KNOW - many of you guys have it a lot harder, and that makes me so proud of you for persevering. But I wanted to take a moment to be proud of where I am, and to remind you all to also pat yourselves on the back for your progress thus far. Whether you're only a few steps away from making your dreams reality, or only a few steps into a fresh and unsteady beginning, you deserve to be praised for taking initiative to better your life.
It's only been roughly five months into the year and I'm learning so much.
Somewhere along the line, I stopped trying to compare myself to others. I stopped living for others. I stopped giving a damn about what people think about me. And from that, I've learned that life and its joys amplifies by a tenfold when you stop letting other people's standards hold you back. Live for yourself and be proud of yourself - your achievements don't increase or lessen in value just because someone else is doing better or worse than you. Grow at your own rate and never stop fighting for what you believe in. - 28 days ago