Hello everyone! If you haven't noticed, I have changed my site for the third time now. Third times the charm am I right? I am beyond obsessed with how it turned out and eternally grateful for Becca Tarter of Salt Water July for helping me make my vision a reality because I am too technologically challenged to do it myself. Today, I am dedicating this post to the man, the myth, the legend... social media and all its glory.
We live in a world where social media is our life line, our go to, our main source of entertainment. We wrap ourselves in the snuggly blanket that social media can be. The fuzzy, good feeling we get from the likes, the comments, the friend requests. We yearn to be embraced, to be validated by our followers, peers and even strangers. Our style is influenced by social media. Our friend groups are formed and developed by social media. We even make business and purchasing decisions through social media. I make a living off of social media, I am spending money to go to school to get a job in social media. Whether we like it or not, social media is the future.
Isn't it ironic that I'm telling you this as you're reading it on social media and I'm posting about it? I will be the first to admit, I have a deep rooted love and relationship for social media. It really is so impactful and I work with it Monday thru Friday 9-5 and then on my own time. I spend an embarrassing amount on social media and that's why I feel like I am qualified enough to tell you all this. Your social media presence does not define you. Here I am again preaching to the choir because my social media presence is a priority to me for my career and for my future. The pressure to keep up my Instagram aesthetic, to gain followers on my blog it's a lot sometimes.
Ramble over, I guess my main point in sharing this post is to let you know that my life isn't all that I show on Instagram. I break down, I break out and I freak out. My day starts at 6 am and doesn't usually end till 10 pm. I work a full time job and I am even going to school full time over the summer to put me a semester ahead in school. I don't say this to brag, I say this so you all know I am human too. I have to put in a lot of hard work. I struggle. It's not all fun and games like my social media might hint at. I have had people ask me, "How do you do what you do? You're life looks so fun." or " I want to do what you do when I grow up."
Truth of the matter, I might make it look easy, but I work my butt off. So, whether I have 1500 followers on Instagram and the number fluctuating up and down daily or 15,000 followers, I am following my dreams. I am doing what makes me happy and not letting numbers, likes, retweets, favorites and comments stop me or keep me from doing that and you shouldn't either. You can do anything you set your minds to, I can vouch for that. All it takes is taking risks, putting yourself out there. So wear that outfit you think you can't pull off, own your scars, admit to your break downs and be real. Heaven knows we need more real and genuine people in this world and don't forget, life isn't perfect, but your outfit always can be.
On a side note, social media is awesome in the fact that it connects you with some really amazing and talented people and you can collaborate and network with them to make all your wildest dreams come true. Special thanks again to Becca Tarter for taking these amazing photos and making my new site look like a million bucks. There's nothing she can't do!
Here's some outfit deets!!!