One Year

Over the past 365 days I’ve learned countless things about myself, things I didn’t know existed or were even possible. I’ve pushed myself to always stay true to who I am and to work through my self-doubt to be the best version of myself possible.

Exactly one year ago today, I created this personal blog with the intent to provide myself with a creative outlet for my thoughts, ideas, and whatever I felt necessary to express about who I am. Although I knew it would change myself and my outlook on life, I never would have guessed just how large of an impact it would have.

In high school, just like most others, I struggled with figuring out who I was, what I wanted to do for the rest of my life or where my place was in this world. With starting college, a new chapter in my life, I decided to push myself to do something I’ve always wanted to do, regardless of what others thought. For the most part, I’ve received the utmost support from those around me and I am forever grateful for that.

If you are going to take away anything from this, let it be that, although there will always be people in your life that will doubt and question you, push yourself to do what makes you happy. There will always be that person telling you no and telling you not to, but for every person like that, there are at least ten others cheering you on. Look to the positive people in your life to be your motivation and push yourself to do things you’re scared to do.

You may be surprised at the outcome.

SL

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