Too often, the media and even individuals we interact with on a daily basis project this "ideal" image of what a woman should look like, act like, and dress like. While so many times in the past I have bought into those unattainable standards, I finally realized it is okay to be confident with exactly who I am. There is no need to try and change all of the natural aspects of yourself to appease others. It took me a while to get to the point that I am at now with self love and confidence, but I promise you that it is a great feeling once you get there. Getting to this point in your life is not the easiest. I, myself, had to go through a lot in life before I got to where I am today; however, here are a few tips to get you started:
One of my favorite accessories is a bracelet, since they add personality to any look. However, for the past five, almost six, years I have been wearing a different kind of bracelet...a medical bracelet. If you have ever had any kind of procedure done or have had to go to the ER, you know the ones that I am talking about. They are paper strips that have your name, your birthday, and of course a barcode on them. I have never really shared anything about my health on my blog or Instagram, but I felt it fitting, since May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Yes, I have Celiac Disease.
It is officially December and I cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by! We are in the last month of 2018 and I am definitely in both holiday mode and self-reflection mode. This time of year is always exciting, especially due to the quality time spent with family and friends, gift giving, holiday home styling, and of course styling holiday outfits. I am so excited for Christmas to be here; however, I do think it is also important to reflect on the whole of 2018 and think back to what your favorite moments were, all the great things you were able to accomplish, and where your opportunities align for 2019.