I often feel like I have two personas, but both equally translate to who I am today. You may see my instagram and see me with my hair freshly washed and styled, my makeup applied and hell sometimes I even steam my clothes. I look like a girl who hasn’t a care in the world – someone who has their s#*t together. Then other days you may see me out and about running everyday errands, hair thrown up into a messy bun, gym gear on and not a scrap of makeup on. Those days it looks like I’ve the weight of the world on my shoulders. Not everyday is going to be picture perfect. There are some days, maybe even weeks I feel like i’m spiralling down the never ending rabbit hole, with lack of motivation, energy and positivity. There is one thing I have learned as I’ve gotten older;
“ Everything in life is temporary. So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won’t last forever. And if things are going bad, don’t worry. It can’t last forever either.’’
But I am human, there are days I just need to stop. Sometimes I feel like screaming ‘I need a break!!’ I know I can’t be the only person who feels like this? There is a quote that I love that is always knocking around on instagram that I love
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always!
It is easy to think you know everything about a person purely because you might follow them on social media. We see smiling pictures and think ‘ oh they must be so happy, their life must be perfect.’’ It is so easy to assume that because we don’t see the hardships or the struggles so then they must simply not exist, right?
I think I can speak for every fashion enthusiast, that we read the news alerts with heavy hearts the passing of the hugely successful and talented Kate Spade. Her collections were always so bright, colourful and fun but yet she was fighting her own demons. The truth is we are all human dealing with interiorly. Even well known, wealthy and famous people are not strangers to the dark and can struggle with emotional problems and despair. If you are ever feeling depressed or lonely – please remember you are not alone and to please talk to a Doctor, friend, family member or a teacher.
We need to have more compassion, understanding and empathy for each other in the world.
For a long time I felt ashamed of my internal scars. I say internal as these scars are not visible to the eye, but yet are so noticeable in my everyday actions and how I react in certain situations. Today I stand feeling brave but yet I still feel bruised; but bruises do fade and with each day, and I become stronger.
‘I am meant to be who I am today.’
I love the saying – ‘March to the beat of your own drum’’ and now I love that now I am even, in control of the beat that is being played. I am no longer afraid to be seen and I will never apologize for just being me.
This is me!
This piece featured in the American Blogger magazine ModaChic Magazine
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