Life isn't Always Glamorous...
I wanted to start the new year with a different type of post. The internet is a big place and it can be so easy to get caught up in posting only the things we think people want to see. Fashion posts always planned, photographs always perfect, etc. I wanted to take a minute to write a post about something many people seem to be afraid to share... themselves.The other day someone said something to me that really opened my eyes. They said "Suzanna, I didn't even know you owned tennis shoes." I know that may not seem like something to be shocked by, but it made me wonder how people see me. I too have days where I don't feel like doing my hair, or putting on actual clothes, or putting on makeup. We all do, and we shouldn't be ashamed of it.
Today Cody and I had the day off. We ran errands, cleaned the house, and relaxed. Here is a little outfit of the day:
No makeup, sneakers, headband. So often we get caught up in the clothes everyone else is wearing, the flawless skin people have in photographs, and the frizz-less hair in an outfit of the day post. I wanted to take a minute to show my behind-the-scenes. I rolled out of bed, washed my face and brushed my teeth, threw my hair up, and put on some clothes. There is no reason to be ashamed of a less than glamorous life. I know I sometimes get distracted by the outfits I see people post or the selfies I see people taking, and think I need to look that way too. But I don't.
There are things I wish I could change about myself: I have more acne than I would like to have, my teeth are not perfectly white, my hair is a walking frizz ball, and my wardrobe is ten times smaller than I wish it was. These things are small and do not matter. What matters is what kind of person you are, the effort you make, and the positivity you show.
It may seem like people on the internet are perfect, but at the end of the day we all have flaws. Embrace your flaws, and remember that you are beautiful. Life is not always as glamorous as we try to make it seem. Underneath the fancy clothes, pounds of makeup, and loads of hair products we are all human and we all are beautiful.
Top from J. Crew
Jeans from Aeropostale
Shoes from Target
Purse by Michael Kors
Scarf made by my Nana
I am so happy to have finally made the time to write this post. It has been something I have wanted to do for so long. What better way to start the new year, than with a challenge. I am challenging myself to embrace my flaws, be confident in my bare skin, and worry less about what others have and look like and more about the things that really matter.
I challenge you to do the same! Do you have any goals for the new year?