You know that saying “the dream vs the reality”? Well I guess it's not much of a saying. Anyway, it's been on my mind lately. Is the dream sometimes better left as a dream because in reality it's not as "dreamy"? Or can the dream really be a dream come true? I think some things are better left for dreams; like for me, high heels. I just like the idea of them more than I actually like wearing them. Some things, like my blog, are really a dream come true.
Let me break this down. As far as my career goes, my dream is to be a full time style influencer. That is not so far out as long as I keep working my ass off for it. That whole “better left as a dream” thing is more for my dream of being a detective for SVU... yeah better left as a dream haha.
I recently worked with Freda Salvador and their amazing team of badass women. I was chosen to be the face of their fall campaign and it's STILL crazy to say. I spent a whole day shooting their new fall line of the *dreamiest* shoes and it literally was a dream come true. (The photos in this post are some of my favorites.) It was such a long day, but at the end I was so happy that I actually lived my dream out - even if it was only a day. Being around those women and hearing their stories was a huge eye opener. All I need to be a badass woman who lives her dream is to have confidence in myself!
Sorry I'm rambling a bit here, but my blog my rules, right?! ;) My whole point is this: your dream doesn't have to stay a dream. It's all fueled by your desire and work ethic. Just wanting it to happen won't be enough. After my day job, all I want to do is lay on the couch and do absolutely N O T H I N G, but that will get me absolutely N O W H E R E. One huge thing I learned when I moved to SF and really started to grow was taking risks! I've been more scared, vulnerable, and beaten down than I ever have in my life in less than a year’s time. But in that time, I've also have never felt happier, more confident, and so unbelievably proud of myself too. Going to random open calls, events where I know no one, meeting new people who might love or very easily hate me, are all things I've pushed myself to do. I regret nothing except not doing it sooner.
For those of you reading who want to start a blog, open an etsy shop, or be an artist in any capacity, but are scared, here's my very simple advice: JUST GO FOR IT! I never thought I would end up where I'm at before I finally just said “fuck it!” I was so scared of what my friends or people I went to school with would think. Then, I realized they aren't paying my bills and they sure as hell can't control my emotions- only I can. Same goes for you; live YOUR life cause no one else has control over it.
I hope this pushes you to do something out of your comfort zone or something you've been wanting to try!
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