Marshalls Denim Jacket | Choies Dress | “Breckelle’s” Boots
Hey girl! Glad you’re here! I have another outfit of the day for you – wearing this cute striped sweater dress. Before the weather becomes unbareable, I want to take advantage of legs & skin before I return to my room & hide from winter like a hobbit.
I’m wearing this striped sweater dress I purchased so many months ago from Choies. I remember I was online shopping for some new Spring wear, but in the back of my mind, I was toying around with the idea of starting a fashion blog too, talking myself in and out of blogging, wondering if blogging is something I should even pursue. Who knew that NC4OT would turn out to be such a blessing AND…not “a curse” per se…but more like, a pain in my ass too! A blessing and a pain.
I get so caught up in producing quality content and giving this blog my ALL that sometimes I can neglect my mental health too. If you’re a perfectionist, you can understand the need for everything you do to be perfect and to your standard. Even if you’re an artist, you understand brushing that last paint stroke just right. That’s how I tend to feel about NC4OT; it’s my art. And if I’m not careful – which I rarely am – I can really beat myself up about these imperfections. I’ll tell myself “You suck”, “you’re not unique”, “there’s a million other bloggers out there, what makes you any different”. I’ll quit NC4OT one day and come crawling back the next. Because though it’s mostly stressful, creating can feel so satisfying. Blogging is a true love-hate relationship. I’m sure many of my fellow bloggers can relate. I honestly quit NC4OT once per day.
If you suffer from being overly critical like me, try to stop yourself in the moment and remind yourself that you are enough, you are doing the best you can, and there is NO such thing as perfect. Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to attain an unattainable goal! Imperfections make you real, make you relatable. And I hope that’s what draws you into myself and my blog. I’ll admit it’s hard for me to take my own advice, VERY HARD. My boyfriend constantly tells me I’m too hard on myself. And I just find it difficult to train my mind out of its negative nature. Beating myself up is like my favorite sport. But from now on, I’m actively attempting to be nice to myself. I’m not dwelling over the fact that these pictures aren’t the quality I hoped for, that the lighting was shitty, or that the scenery was dull. Okay wait, maybe a little bit of dwelling, but I’m a work in progress! I’m just going to keep it pushing and hope you stick around with me!
Until next time!
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