Do What You Want

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Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone? There comes a time in life when you want to do something, but other’s opinions get in the way. That’s how I felt about starting this blog. For months I went back and forth trying to decide whether I should share my fashion and lifestyle tips with people who may not even care about what I have to say.

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Growing up, while every other 10-year-old seemed to only care about sports or other hobbies, I was obsessing over the latest fashion trends. All the way from light up Sketchers to cheetah print (which is actually making a comeback so super pumped about that), I was always obsessed with fashion and style.

My first year at WVU, I played it safe as a psychology major. I will always have a passion for helping others, but I never felt truly happy, and I knew deep down it was not my right path. People laughed at me when I mentioned switching to fashion. But after listening to so many negative opinions, I finally listened to the only person whose opinion mattered–myself.

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Then I enrolled in the fashion merchandising program at WVU; I have not looked back since. (As cliché as this sounds), every day I go to class I really feel like I’m where supposed to be. It is so easy for someone to say that fashion is super easy, but I have yet to be in a class where I do not have to give 100%. Between my textiles and fashion culture studies, I stay busy, but it never feels like I am doing work. That’s how I know I’m in the right place.

At this point in life there are so many things I am unsure of, but my devotion to fashion is the one thing I have never doubted. So, I decided to put those worries of judgement to the side and start my blog. Now that I am a couple months into this, I’ve realized that it was one of the best decisions of my life.

I want this post to inspire you to do what you truly want in life. If you have a passion for something, don’t let the fear of judgement keep you from pursuing it! Trust me, I know it is so easy to let all of those voices get into your head. All I can say is block them out and do something that lights you up. Life is way too short to stay in your comfort zone. As soon as you begin to pursue a dream, life wakes up and everything has meaning.

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