Don’t Conform to Standards

8 May 2017

How many times a day do you compare yourself to someone else? More importantly- how many times per day do you compare yourself to someone who has more followers, or is skinnier than you? For a really long time, I compared myself to other people hourly. Until I realized that what you see online isn’t what happens in real life…the clothing, the bodies, and the cars are usually borrowed or short-term rentals. But just like you’d expect, no one wants to showcase the real side of this industry.

Here’s what I’m going to post more of lately: content that shows you what this world is like. It’s not everything it’s cracked up to be, and it’s definitely not entirely like the stuff you see online. Most of the time, the clothing is getting returned, the high heels come off, and the makeup gets taken off. What matters is if you’re happy with or without the makeup on, and a lot of times, people aren’t. Even if you don’t work in my world, you should be so happy and content with yourself even if you don’t have makeup on, or if you do. You should be happy with yourself regardless of the clothing you wear or the town you came from.

Here’s me when I was a little youngin’. I remember being so desperate to escape my small town and do something more with my life, but I never knew what that would be. It’s so cool to look back and think of how (pretty much) miserable I was, and how far I’ve come since then.

To succeed in this industry, or any industry, you need a passion. You need a brain, and that goes a lot further than a sexy body or a nice set of abs. Maybe you want 100k Instagram followers, but when you get there, what’s next? I find that so many people get that amazing follow number, or beautiful dress, and they still find themselves unhappy. Why is that?

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