Monday, 11 February 2019

You do you, and I'll do me

I seem to have disappeared for a little while...

I can only apologise, but at the same time I have just been living my life. That is the only excuse I can come up with! I haven't felt mentally unstable and I haven't felt the need to shout from the rooftops about how incredible life is, but today I had something on my mind.

I fucking love the creativity I am seeing across social media right now. Whether it's poetry, makeup or even a picture of the outfit you love so much - we are all using our creativity and skill set in different ways. We are expressing ourselves with zero fear or embarrassment of what someone else may think.

I used to dress very 'Plain Jane', and while there is nothing wrong with that, it was never me. I am not Jane, I am Shannon and she is insanely expressive, not only through her personality but now her style too. I no longer worry about whether someone likes my choice of clothing or whether the quote from my published book is 'good enough'. You do you, and I'll do me.

The kids I sat next to in school are now creative directors in their own right - making movies, music, writing and just living their best damn lives. Although we see it through rose tinted glasses on Instagram, they are creating something magical and I am enjoying the show. Why is it magical, you ask? Because they are putting something they love or have passion for out into the big bad world without a second thought. It's amazing and I am here for it. 

I suppose what I am trying to say is: Be yourself. As cliche and cringe as that may sound, you'll never feel as happy as you do when you're authentic. There is nothing more special than enjoying your life and all of the little things you love most. I love to explore the many incredible pieces street wear has to offer at the moment, but I also enjoy wearing pink sparkly acrylic nails and lashes up to my eyebrows. 

No one can tell you what you can or can't do. What to wear and how to dress. Who you can talk to or what music you can listen to. I'll listen to Post Malone one day and Metallica the next. 2019 is the year we no longer put ourselves into a box of stereotypes. Let's float through life and treat it like the dream it really is, regardless of whether you own the best designer brands or drive the most expensive car.

A short blog from me today - sorry. I hope you take something away from it however small. Here is the link to my first published book: 21 - A Year in the Life! 

Think of five positive things that happened today x

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