Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Supported

I want to start off this post by saying how wonderful it is to have loving people in your life to support you in all of your endeavors. So funny story, in high school no one knew about my blog. Literally no one. Not my parents, not my friends, not any of my other family members. I don't now why I didn't tell anyone; I guess for some reason I wanted it to be my thing, for it to be my creative outlet. I was worried people would think it's weird or judge it's imperfections. But the problem is when you don't tell anyone about something, you have no one to help you with it or to encourage you to stick with it.  It's also kind of difficult to pull off. I remember trying to take pictures in my room by myself because I didn't want anyone to know, and honestly I failed epically-proof here lol. 

So when I went off to college I decided to start the process of opening up about my blog. In college, I wasn't afraid to say that I had a blog. I shared it as my fun fact in almost every group activity and I told all my new friends without hesitation. It simply became part of my new identity in college. My college friends were supportive of it occasionally helping me take pictures, reading my posts, and liking my Instagrams. I didn't have to hide that I was going to spend my afternoon writing a blog post or that I may spend 5 minutes taking a picture of my Starbucks drink before drinking it. I realized that I really liked and was really thankful that I had these people constantly there to love and support the thing that I was growing more and more passionate about every day. 

So then came this summer when I finally decided to tell my parents about my blog. I figured it was inevitable timing as some of my cousins had begun to follow me and I was beginning to get more serious about blogging and needing to make it a bigger part of my life. I was nervous about telling my parents and I'm not really sure why. I guess because it was such a large portion of my life that I had kept from them for so many years. I worried that they would be nervous about me sharing so much of my life on the internet. It honestly took me a half a dozen tries to finally get up the courage to do it but I finally did it and I could not be happier that I did.

It's great because honestly, my parents are so loving and supportive. They love to see me follow my passions. Now that they know they offer to take me to places to take pictures and help me get good Instagram photos when we are out and about. I no longer get confused stares for spending hours on the computer. It makes sense to them, and I honestly wish I had opened up sooner. So to all my awesome friends and family reading this post, I love you and am so thankful for your support of this passion project of mine. You are honestly the best! So to all of you out there like me, suppressing something you care about because you are scared what others may think or are just scared to go for it, I challenge you to open up. Start with one person, then another, and don't worry if it takes time. In the end it will be worth it, I promise. 
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2 comments:

  1. i am glad that you got that out of your way. it must have taken a load off of you. by the way i think that oyur blog is quite amazing

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