Lovely Jems and Jewels:
I found this necklace from Leopard and Latte Inc. and I can just not stop wearing it! The colors work perfectly with many outfits, colors, and patterns. Plus I have really been in love with the look of very long necklaces, plus the tassel look is very in right now, but it is also something that is very my style. Shirt: Ralph Lauren Watch: Kate Spade Necklace: Etsy
I felt inspired to share an important topic that impacts myself as well as many people all over the country and world.
Sometimes I think about the impact that I am having on others, because often I get comments telling me that I live the "perfect life". As I wonder exactly what the "perfect life" is I question if the way that I am portraying myself and people are perceiving me is putting others down, making them feel worse about themselves; it's a subconscious way of carrying myself that I can't help but describe as anything but growing up with manner and class, but also being extremely introverted, blocking all negative emotions and thought in. Sure, I get good grades, dress well, am involved, and am kind to others, but little do these people know anything but my surface value. I have struggles, fights, and negative emotions. On the outside I may drive a shiny car, wear cute clothes, and get an A on the test, but inside my mind I constantly feel emotions that people from the outside would never know. Things that some people are always showing on the outside but I am holding in. I don't allow people to get close to me and I block out my feelings from really coming through. Just because I hide these emotions doesn't mean I never cry or get angry or stressed. It doesn't mean I never fail a test or miss an event. It means when I do I block out the emotion and put on a smile until I get home and am alone to let it all out. I have downfalls: friendship is the hardest thing in the world for me, stress gets to me all the time. Sometimes I think I am trying to make this perceiving "perfection" a reality. I want people to realize that "perfection" does not exists and will never exists. No one's life is any easier than any one else's. We all have different struggles and battles and flaws that we are constantly trying to fight and adapt to to make the best possible out of the situation. The truth is for every imperfection you find you can find a million wonderful things about yourself. There is no reason to ever feel as if you don't compare, because yes, everyone is different and no one is comparable to you. Focus on what you can learn from others.