One of my biggest fears as a fashion blogger is that the pictures in which I’m all dressed up and constantly smiling wrongly convinces you that I am living the perfect, ideal life. I want to let you know that my life is not flawless, and I am far from perfect.
Have you ever had a week where you’re not extremely sad but you’re not very happy either? You feel like you’re just floating by and living life without actually living it. Coming back to campus after Thanksgiving break, I felt kind of down because I had had the best time being home and seeing family and friends. It’s a different type of feeling when you physically leave home compared to saying goodbye to family as they leave you on campus. This feeling of, not quite sadness, but disappointment of having to leave a place of familiarity set the tone for the rest of my week. I started letting negative thoughts get to my head, and instead of trying to get rid of them, I allowed them to pile on one another until I had all these unhealthy thoughts that made me feel bad about myself. It’s so easy to succumb to the negativity partly because it can feel good to victimize and pity yourself.
After going a few days with a toxic mindset and isolating myself from other people, I realized that life is so much bigger than all of the insignificant problems I allowed myself to fabricate. There are so many positive things in life that will always outweigh any negativity you find. You just need to make the effort to look for them. If you are ever in a negative mood and find yourself complaining excessively, stop. Continuing to act like this will not only make you feel worse and insecure, but it will also rub off on the people around you. I’ve found it helpful to talk to a friend about why you’re upset because it can actually make you realize how trivial your “problem” is. Pretending that everything is okay will only allow the negativity to grow. Explicitly counting your blessings and praying about it will also makes a difference.
Sharing these types of posts can be difficult for me because it makes me feel vulnerable; I have no idea who reads these posts and how they’ll judge me afterwards. However, I never write posts in which I share my struggles for sympathy or self glory. I write in hopes that what I’ve gone through and learned will help someone else experiencing something similar. Part of the reason why I continue to blog is because I have a unique opportunity and platform to help others. I hope that this post encourages you to stay positive this coming week! Life gets better. I promise!
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