Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Give Up Your Day Dream

We all feel a little helpless at times, am I right? I for one have been thinking a lot about just "giving up" in recent months. If you've felt this, (which I'm sure you have) then you know it's an awful feeling. One of the worst, actually. In the midst of a melancholy moment, I compiled this list so you can look at it and remind yourself to not (and never) give up on your dreams or anything for that matter.

One thing I've always learned is that things will get better no matter what. It may take some time in the beginning to sort it all out, but your dream or end goal is always going to be there in the back of your mind if you really truly want it. I remember a few times when I was going to give up blogging. Looking back, I reflect on how I only reacted in that way because it's something that is so important to me. If I didn't love it, I wouldn't be so hell-bent and ready to give it all up. Now, would I ever really give it up? No. Would I ever just on-a-whim, delete my blog? No, I could never imagine. I feel that way even with friendships.

I challenge you to reflect on a tough time. Did things get better? If you're going through a tough time now, compare yourself now to when you started that tough time; are you making progress? Be proud of where you've gone because you are beautiful and loved!

Around every corner of this whole life thing, there is a surprise. I've learned that lesson what seems to be way too many times! A surprise might be something like your awesome dream just completely falling into place. I mean, think about it. It could really happen anywhere, at any time. I experienced my own little surprise the other day when a girl tweeted at me and said how obsessed she was with my blog! Wow! It was like all my hard work payed off because someone I didn't know IRL gave me a compliment.

The "I Want it Now" culture is an epidemic because as everyone knows, or should know: Rome wasn't built in a day. Great things (like your dream) take time to develop and become fantastic. Personally, this one really hits home. I look at my Instagram, and then I look at girls who have 45.9K followers and I'm like "What the heck, why isn't that me?". It's very hard not to compare ourselves to others when apps like Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram are right at our fingertips all the time. The best thing to do in these moments is to take a step back. Just put away your phone. When you go back to it, look at it with a fresh attitude: how can you make progress? For me, my goal is to get 1000 followers. This goal is reachable, yet lofty enough to keep me happy.

No, not physical doors, but doors of beautiful opportunity! When I talk to someone, I usually slip something about my blog into our conversation. That way, they can play off that topic if it's something that interests them. I may have a new potential reader or hey, maybe even a collaboration! You never know what kind of doors you can open with your day dream!

If you are still working on making your dream a reality, this is the best advice I can give you. When I first started blogging I had no idea what I was doing, but that's okay. I learned along the way. I learned how to edit my HTML and format. I changed up my writing style. Just the other day even I got advice on adding more detail to my fashion posts. So far, I ran with that advice and I've definitely improved. I'm constantly changing something, constantly tweaking. And I really like the fact that I'm a constant work-in-progress.

Not lying, I absolutely hate the word "talent", especially when it comes to relating it to my life. What's so bad about the word "talent" you may ask? Because it reminds me that I feel I don't have any! There are so many talented people out there that just have a knack for something. Sure, I'm good at writing, I'm good at fashion (if that's even a thing), but I didn't just start typing one day and wrote some great piece instantly. Instead, I've been working at it constantly. 

So, there are very few people who have real, raw talent actually. So, let's use the words "work-ethic" from now on. If it's your dream, and you love it, and you want it more than anything, that work-ethic will come out in you! I know it will!

Your dream is growing and you are growing, what could be better? Even when you don't realize, this awesome evolution is taking place. You are just one step closer to greatness. Remember to be a good person and take part in things that help you succeed, not bring you down. They say "you are what you eat" and I believe that is true in so many aspects because when you surround yourself with love and positivity, you radiate just that.

Don't give up.

Thank you for reading! If you liked this post and want me to do more like this one, please let me know in the comments below! The support and feedback is amazing.

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  1. Amazing post dear!


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  3. Some of what you were describing are certain things that I've gone through and are currently going through, so it's nice to know that I'm not the only one. It's a beautiful list. Keep the positive vibes up!

    1. Hey Brea :) So glad you could relate! Thanks for reading hon!

  4. This is just what I needed today! I can totally relate to everything in this post.

    1. I'm so glad Marina! Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the rest of my blog! Thanks for your comment and support.

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    1. Hey, Nichola! I feel so bad I just saw your comment :( Thank you so much beautiful.

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