You may have noticed that over the past month or so my blog has started to take a slightly different direction, still the same beauty content but an injection of fashion and more lifestyle too. This is exactly what I love about blogging, there are no boundaries – if I want to write about something, I can!
It may sound cringey, but there are two quotes I stand by when it comes to leaving my comfort zone, the first is ‘leave your comfort zone atleast once a day’. I remember during my time at uni I went through a stage of being nervous to walk to campus on my own, it was that anxious feeling that made me realise I needed to make a change. I started walking on my own more and more and pretty soon I noticed the anxious feeling I experience before stopped – I felt confident to walk to all these places and be alone, I’m sure it was because I stepped out of my comfort zone and pushed myself.
In terms of my blog the exact same thing happened, as my following grew creating fashion content was always off limits because I hated the idea of posting a full length picture of myself. My comfort zone was very much flatlays, product shots and pretty much anything that didn’t feature my face. This leads me onto my second favourite quote ‘fake it till you make it’, I think people that know me would describe me as confident, but at first I’m pretty shy. I’m slowly learning to fake confidence in situations I don’t feel myself, and it’s definitely starting to come more naturally. I’m starting to ‘make it‘ rather than ‘fake it’, I’ve proved to myself that I can do it, and it is taking that first step which is crucial.
Just know that as I publish this post I’m still a little scared, but, stepping out of my comfort zone is always a step in the right direction. I think getting older, having supportive family and friends and experiencing new things are just some of the things that have helped me reach this point in my life. Also remembering that if someone has something negative to say, then that’s absolutely fine, after all someone else’s opinion of me isn’t really my business! I’m finally leaving my comfort zone, and hopefully it’s for good this time.
Dress* – Next
Bag – Dune (old)