I started my blog in August because 1. I love clothing/style and 2. I’m shy and insecure and thought starting a blog and sharing photos of my outfits would allow me to overcome this. My first few posts were a disaster; I loved my outfits but it was such a struggle to feel (and look) comfortable in front of the camera. However when I started posting regularly I began to get really comfortable, I liked my outfits and felt more secure getting my photos taken– I truly felt like I came a long way from where I was a few short months ago.
Then a few things happened, the weather started getting colder and the sun continued to set earlier each day making the small window of time I had for outfit photos even smaller. (I work retail so my schedule is unpredictable at best which makes it hard to plan regularly scheduled posts). As more time passed I started becoming more insecure and unwilling to take photos, I was out of the habit and wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue with something so challenging to me, I felt as though I was right back where I started four months ago.
To be honest I really forced myself to take these photos and write this post but I’m so glad I did. I realized it’s okay to feel self conscious and I will probably never rid myself of all my insecurities– but that’s what makes me who I am. I’m really going to try and push myself to see (hopefully) long term improvements and continue to grow as a person. Also, any tips anyone has for not being crazy awkward when a camera comes out would be helpful!