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.
This past weekend it rained here in Cali and it happened to rain right when we were about to shoot. I was determined to get the pics b/c it’s hard enough to get out and shoot. Not sure that it was the best idea to be shooting in alleys on a rainy day, but my photographer AKA the hubs went along with it. I know he wasn’t too thrilled about it either, but we still did it. So thank you hubby for being a trooper and making me happy.
Being able to get out and shoot isn’t easy anymore I am a momma to 1-year-old twin girls, I work full-time from home and I’m a wife and yes I included this b/c it does require work. However, when your mind is set on something and you have a passion for it…you do it, right? If it makes you happy… you do it, right? It’s so important to make sure you do things that make you happy and to not let anyone get in the way of that.
I started this Instagram journey almost 3 years ago and it isn’t something I did or do full-time but it has grown to a point that I make sure to invest the time needed b/c it means a lot to me. When I do something I give it my all. This Instagram journey of mine has turned out to be my creative outlet and I do not regret one bit of it. I only wish I would’ve started sooner and wouldn’t have been so shy and so scared.
Is there anything you have always wanted to do and you finally did it? It’s a great feeling, right? So don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you want to do it… DO IT! If they don’t support you it’s ok as it only makes you stronger. Surround yourself with others that have the same goals and encourage and lift you up. Keep your head high, keep pushing and don’t EVER give up.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t always wear what I’d like… For instance, heels they just don’t seem to work when carrying lots of baby bags and car seats. Although I do try my best to make an outfit work for each day I am out.
I feel that it’s important to be put together especially now as a mommy. I’ve seen so many momma’s just stop taking care of themselves when they become mom’s almost as if they feel they don’t need to look nice anymore… Well ladies I am here to tell you that is not the case at all. We should always make sure we are always put together and should always take some time to ourselves. It really helps keep us sane. This could be a dinner with the hubby or friends or even a pedi. For me a run to any store makes me happy. I’m not saying go out and party every night and forget about your babies I am saying be an awesome mom and at the same time be an even more awesome mom by taking care of yourself. Nothing feels better than feeling good about yourself. When momma is happy everyone is happy!! Can I get an AMEN?!! Haha just had to throw that in there 🙂 I hope everyone has a nice long weekend!! I know I will it’s my b-day on Saturday 🙂 🙂