Believe it or not, one of the most challenging things about blogging, specially as it pertains to documenting your personal style/lifestyle, is getting used to seeing yourself in photos. For years, I’ve been my own toughest critic, but as you can imagine blogging only intensifies this, because you are constantly putting yourself on public display.

You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve told myself that I’m not tall enough, thin enough, this outfit doesn’t photograph well because of x, y, and z, etc. It also doesn’t help that I’m a Virgo. In case you’re not familiar, this zodiac sign is known for being a natural perfectionist, very picky, and highly critical.

However, something that I have learned from my previous blog and this one, is that sometimes I need to just take a step back, re-evaluate and revisit my content.

Learning to take a step back has allowed me let go of any negative thoughts that I’m feeling in that present moment. Re-evaluating allows me to reflect on my overall purpose behind blogging.

Personally, the re-evaluation process has been key, doing so allows me to recharge. During this time I and reminded that I didn’t start my blog to represent perfection; Instead I started this as form of self-expression. I also identify that I am a real woman with a real body who enjoys having a digital platform that allows me to be creative and connect with others.

Revisiting has been the most fascinating part of this entire process and my journey at-large. I’ve found that after taking some time away and revisiting my content (especially the photography) I am able to find the beauty in the art that has been captured, most importantly, mentally I am now ready to recognize and appreciate the work that has been put forth to create this space.

Y’all this process, even the fact that I’m even able to post about it on this blog is a true testament of my growth, and the most rewarding part is that I’m not even close to finished yet.

Iron + Honey Photography

Zara Top (similar), Zara Pants (similar), F21 Shoes (similar), Charming Charlie Choker

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