October 8, 2015

The Fear of Imperfection

Hi everyone! It's been awhile, hasn't it? Today I wanted to share something a bit more personal with you guys. As you probably can tell, I haven't been blogging quite as much as I would like to. My planner is currently very full of blog post ideas, but I just can't seem to find the motivation to sit down and write. 

When I started blogging it was because I loved the idea of being able to create a little space in the interwebs that I could be as creative with as I wanted. I can share all of the art projects and diy's I have been working on, all of the yummy recipes I've discovered, or even just talk about something that has been on my heart. 

I love to write. Writing is what I want to do for a career. Blogging is a great way to write while also connecting to your readers on a personal level. I love getting to connect with other bloggers and share different parts of my life that make me happy. As well as seeing what makes other people happy. It's a wonderful community with amazing men and women. I think the true issue here is the fear of imperfection or that others will judge me for what I do.

It's silly though when you think about it. A lot of times people will continue to put something off just because they want to make sure it's perfect. I know I do this a lot, that's why I am writing this post. :) The fact of the matter is that until you put yourself out there and practice you're never going to achieve this level of "perfection" that you've set yourself up for. One of my absolute favorite YouTubers, KickthePJ, said something similar to this in a video that has continued to stick with me since I saw it 2 years ago. He said "You want to make great stuff? You can't until you've made good stuff. You want to make good stuff? You can't until you've made alright stuff." 

Most people don't start out amazing at what they want to do. It takes practice and time, but the more you dedicate yourself to practicing something the faster you'll get better. Specifically with blogging, you can't blog for someone else. Of course you can blog with the idea in mind that you have something you want to share with the world, but you also have to make sure that whatever it is you are creating is something you're passionate about too. That's the most important rule.

I'm going to try to take my own advice and create more content for you guys that I am passionate about. Hopefully that shows in my writing.

I've posted the video that I mentioned down below. I highly recommend his videos. He has an amazing talent in film making and all of his work is mesmerizing. I hope that y'all are having the most amazing day today and I'll see you in the next post.


October 2, 2015

What I'm Reading: October

 Hey y'all! It's the start of October! Can you believe it? The weather's getting cooler and the leaves are starting to turn. It's such a beautiful time of year. I could just ramble on and on about how much I love fall. Today though I am going to share what I plan on reading for this month. I saw this book in a room tour video on YouTube and thought it looked like just the cutest thing. 

What I'm Reading: Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance by Tish Jett

What's it about:
Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, sensuality and charm have no expiration dates!
{via Google Books}

I'm excited to read this one. I'm a sucker for fashion and lifestyle books. Have it set in France and I am in love! Happy October y'all and I'll see you next post!