I really dig this photo of me taken last week by photographer Jipsy Castillo for one reason: It truly captures my essence. People often ask me why I’m so happy and glass-half-full-ish all the time and the truth is, I’ve reached a point in my life where I’m trying to remain present and just be where I am.
And you should, too.
Yes, I know this is a fashion blog and all, but often times, I find myself at odds with what to and what not to post. Time and again, I find myself yearning to write about deeper topics with no relation to fashion and feel, well, tied back.
But not any more — thanks to a recent conversation with a reader who told me they connected to my posts on meditation, working out, anxieties, mommyhood and the like.
Seeing as the genesis of this blog was to express myself, I plan on doing just that. And yes, I am fashion obsessed but I have far more profound passions. Like, watching Magic Mike on repeat and being able to recite Dumb & Dumber backward, forward and in Pig Latin.
I guess where I’m going with this post is…my blog is one year old this week and it’s constantly evolving and I just want to share that I, too, am changing. I don’t want to conform to any “blog rules” or tried-and-true formulas because this was never my original intention. Honestly, I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum — so why be conventional now?
The crux of this post is this: I’m really trying hard to just be. And so should you! Should I choose to blog about my newest $5 earrings or how-to say I’m sorry, I trust you will accept me with open arms. Because I want this blog to have a meaning and purpose — just like me. Just like you.