I am that SHY GIRL the person who doesn’t like to be noticed or even be around many ppl let alone take a pic in front of random ppl in a busy city… It really makes my nerves crazy… So why am I a blogger if I can’t gather the nerve to do things like this?? Well, let me tell you why… I have come a very long way from my shy young self. If you’ve known me you know that I used to have bad social anxiety as a teenager growing up. I was a bag of nerves for every event/party, every gathering… basically for everything… I have worked hard to make this go away to overcome my fear of being around crowds. It wasn’t just strangers that made my nerves go crazy it was being around lots of ppl even if I knew them.

This is why I chose to start blogging not only to overcome my fear of putting myself out there but so that I could interact with other like minded ladies and now like minded mamas. I work in the fashion industry as my day job and blogging is also my creative outlet my way to express what I don’t typically get to do since I work behind the scenes. I may be shy but I do love being involved and even though I get nervous when in front of a crowd the feeling after is a pretty good feeling. So when I had to do those speeches for Speech Class in college I was beyond nervous but there’s something about being in front of a crowd that is so rewarding. I am still pretty shy but I can now say that I have come out of my shell a lot more than before. Crowds still make me nervous but I have learned to calm myself down. SO lesson here is… don’t be afraid!!! If you have a fear of something overcome it as hard as it may seem you can do it.

Here in these pics I did not want to get out and take these pics, but Gio (the hubs) pushed me to do it. The whole time I was walking behind him babbling to myself haha I was so upset with him b/c we were in the city (Downtown LA) and there are so many ppl around. BUT I did it and I am glad I did. In the beginning, I was a little embarrassed, but when you’re in the moment it doesn’t matter and you just forget about everyone around. Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way. YOU can do anything you set your heart and mind on so go DO IT.

Hat: Zara (here) // Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff (here) // Top: twenty (sold-out) // Bag: Zara (here) // Cuff: DW (here) //



5 Responses to THE SHY GIRL

  1. I am so proud of you! What an accomplishment… And I am so happy that you are overcoming your fears, because you are setting such an example for your girls. Our children watch everything we do and they are learning by our actions every day. What an amazing mama they have! I speak in front of people for a living, but I too am somewhat of a wallflower. I prefer to sort of stay on the side and observe rather than being in the thick of things. Social media helps us come out of our shells a bit, right? So happy to have met you, beautiful mama! Your heart is so pure!

    • Thank you so much Michelle! I know you’re a busy mama and I really appreciate you taking the time to read this. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. And let me tell you your kiddos have one awesome momma!! They are blessed to have you as their mommy!!Big hug beautiful!! xoxo

  2. Erica!! I absolutely adore you babe! I love everything you stand for. The twins are so lucky to have you as their momma!!!Lots and lots of love!

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