It’s been a minute since I last posted. I do apologize. Life just has kind of gotten crazy and I wanted to live life fully and really try and be in the moment. Over the last month I’ve met some amazing people and I’ve made awesome friends and also distanced myself from certain people. At the age of 22 I’m really learning all about the people I want to surround myself with and the type of people I want to get to know and learn from. You’re going learn who your friends are and who they aren’t. Social media can really be a lot… for a lot of different reasons. It can be SO amazing and It can be really destructive. I’ve been involved in this “Quality Influencer Competition” for Phoenix Fashion Week for the last month. I competed against 12 other influencers for the title and we had several challenges to do as well as be involved in certain events and meet all the criteria we needed to be in the running. Let me tell you it taught me a lot about myself and the message I want to give to my followers that care and follow my life and journey. This competition was based on Instagram and I felt like for weeks I was being involved in something I didn’t really belong in and had always thought that I have. I always wanna be true to myself in situations like this and I felt it was almost pulling me in a direction trying to mold me into everyone else and I’m not at all. I’m an artist, a creative, a musician, I love fashion, I love beauty and I love using all these outlets to express myself. Not to put on a facade and act like someone I’m not or try and be like every other blogger. Now I’m not saying this opportunity wasn’t amazing because It was, I learned so much and again met so many amazing people and made connections I wouldn’t have made before. This was the first time they’ve done something like this and there’s definitely room for improvement. Over all It taught me to be myself. Honestly, People will love you for you and if they don’t they aren’t the right people. The Pressure to be perfect in all of the industries I’m involved in is SO FAR from worth it let me tell you. No one is perfect… I am far from perfect. Let me tell you, you probably wouldn’t believe me because A lot of people tell me they thought I would be intimidating when they meet me, but I’m genuinely the most clumsy, awkward person. BUT THAT’S WHAT MAKES ME ME! OH and I tell really bad jokes… haha Don’t ever try and change things about yourself to fit in with other people. Standing out from the crowd makes you unique. We might be similar people, we might have things in common, we might even be totally twins, but we were all put on this earth for a reason and we are all shaped into the people we were meant to be for a reason. I wanna spread positivity, I wanna spread motivation, I wanna be that voice that tells someone YOU CAN DO IT, when all they wanna do is quit. There have been many times I’ve sat thinking What about me will make it in this industry, what sets me apart?? Will people enjoy my music?? or will they hate it??
I’ve been there, a million times and still go there. That’s what keeps us going, the determination to stand out from the crowd, the motivation to make your dreams come true and live a life you’ll always be proud of and live your life to the fullest. Find your passions and let them drive your soul. Don’t give up because you don’t think you’re enough. You’re enough just the way you are. Let peoples criticism be your motivation, prove them wrong. Get out there and LIVE. Don’t worry about what everyone else thinks.