It's the most wonderful time of the year...aka my birthday! haha. Yes, I totally feel like a grandma turning 22 today and life just seems like it's going way too fast and all I wanna do is go back to being a little girl. Hey at least I'm a year wiser, am I right? Speaking of wisdom, I thought it would be fitting to share a few wise words with you gals. I know, I know this is mainly a fashion blog and 99% of the time I'm either talking about the newest makeup product or showing off an outfit but sometimes you just gotta be real and deep about things.
Around this time last year, I was in a dark place and ended up having an awful 21st birthday because of it. Did I share it on social media or my blog? Of course not. There aren't many bloggers that share their low moments online and it just ruins that "fashion blogger image" doesn't it? It was all because I wished my life could be this or that. I wasn't grateful about anything and felt pathetic and wanted so much more for myself. I was going through an awful cycle of self-loathing and wished my life could be different.
I just wanted to let you gals know that you can change and get out of a dark place in your life. All you have to do is stop wishing and start taking action. It could take weeks or it could take months, but a year from now you'll look back and realize how far you've come. Progress is progress, no matter how small. It's possible to be your own hero and save yourself.
Instead of feeling bad for yourself, be grateful for everything that you have, no matter how "small and stupid" it may seem. It's all about the little things. For example, today I decided to treat myself to a lunch filled with delicious carbs, head to a vigorous yoga class (yes, yoga can be intense haha), and I'm headed to dinner tonight. These things seem so simple but one day you'll look back and realize these were the big things. You don't need a Kardashian lifestyle in order to be happy. Life's too short to be miserable about everything. Choose to be grateful.
Alright, enough of that deep stuff. How awesome is this ombre cake though?! Kudos to my Mom for getting me cake every year even though I tell her not to lol. Thank you for the kind birthday wishes everyone!