For so long, I thought that if I was interested in beauty, that could be my only focus. Then I learned about self-love and body positivity.
But let’s be honest: while the beauty and self-love communities can battle from time to time, there is a lot of meaningful overlap between the two.
Liking beauty doesn’t mean you’re vapid. Liking self-love doesn’t mean you hate makeup.
We’re all multi-faceted, so it makes sense that our interests are, too.
I’ve always heard it’s good to write what you know. Here’s what I know (shoutout to one of my favorite movies, Never Been Kissed):
I love makeup, being creative, writing, helping people, laughing, The Office, music, coffee, my family, self-love, spirituality and much more. It would feel inauthentic to me to only address a few of those interests in this space if I feel called or inspired to write about them.
I am more than my interests, but our interests are what bring us closer together. Whether you like beauty or movies or music or dogs or cats or turtles or gaming or bourbon or watching Christmas movies all year round, that’s amazing! That’s what makes you you.
Please don’t change that or dim your light for anyone else. Stay true to you and what you know. If you want to know more, read, do research, get informed however you’d like. The resources are out there, waiting for you.
What makes you happy? Inquisitive? What would you love to do if you weren’t afraid?
What will happen if you never try to achieve your dreams? Don’t live your life as if you’re in purgatory. Live in the moment right now.
Be honest with yourself, and start taking baby steps to get there. You can do it. You know you can, and I know you can.
Follow your inspiration and see where it leads. You might be surprised by what happens, or it may feel like you’ve finally found your place and your home.
Embrace it, and imagine how amazing it would be if you felt this excited and inspired all the time. It is definitely possible and achievable for you if you try.
Be honest, is where you are right now where you want to be in three weeks, six months, one year, five years?
What steps can you start taking to get where you want to be?
Start, leap, jump!