Wednesday, July 29, 2015

True Aesthetic

I have been thinking a lot lately about the saying 'stay true to yourself.' This phrase can be applied in so many different ways: personality, social behaviors, parenting, friendships, and even style. Since I first started blogging over a year ago, I made a promise to myself to stay honest about life, the kind of person I was developing into, the kind of parent I wanted to be, and my style. It is so easy to get caught up in keeping everything Pinterest Perfect to maintain some sort of internet image I want to portray my life as, but that is just not me. 

My house is sometimes messy and sometimes I go to bed without washing the dishes (I know my mom is gasping). Crop tops unless paired with high waisted skirts don't really suit me... and even though I worked in a preschool for 10 years prior to having Raj, I often feel like I have no idea what I am doing as a parent. 

Here are the things I do know: I am me. I try my best to always keep a positive outlook. I write because it is sometimes more therapy for me and I honestly don't even know who is reading this sometimes. I love every minute of this roller coaster life and having my husband as my seat mate. I am thankful every day for being Rajan's mommy, and, I love a classic clothing style. I don't know if I'm 'trendy' or 'girly' and I know I am not sporty, but there will never come a time when I wear something I don't feel confident or like myself in. 

You see, when I signed up to open my life up for others to read about and follow through a photo diary, I knew there would times when I would struggle with maintaining my personal identity and not falling into the social traps of wanting to keep up with everyone else. The truth is, for me this isn't a competition, this is my life. Everything I wear, everything I share, and everything I do I vow to always maintain my own true aesthetic. I think it is great to be a success for your kids to look up to, it is even better to be a nice person for them to imitate after, but one thing I think is the most important is for them to see is a parent who always stayed true to themselves, kept their values, and never did what everyone else was doing just to maintain acceptability. 

I am still trying my best to find myself and grow as a person and as a parent, I feel like I will never stop trying to better myself. I am learning new things about life and who I am every day, but growing never means you change your core. My clothing style might evolve throughout time, my views on social matters might change, but one thing I will always stay true to is the need to stay loyal to what I feel is a representation of my own heart and thoughts. 

Thank you for taking the time to take a glimpse into my life every day. I value this life, and I love living it!

With love,

Dress // Pleoine
Hat // via Luna B Boutique 
Belt // Forever 21 
Bracelets // Alex & Ani, Kate Spade 

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