If only I could clink my wine glass with yours through the screen because Decadence Fashion is officially two years old! I want to start off by expressing how thankful I am for the endless amount of love and support you’ve all shown me throughout these past two years. Obviously when I first started my blog, I had no idea what would foster from it nor did I even expect others to pay attention to it – I just did it for myself. Your support is a huge bonus and it means the world.
A couple months ago I shared with you why I started blogging in the first place. Now that it’s been two years, I’ve recognized a lot of valuable things about myself and what I want for my future. The reason why I’m telling you this is because I believe these lessons can be helpful, and hopefully worthwhile, to incorporate into your own life.
Self-reflection is a huge part of continuing to be the best version of yourself. There’s always room for improvement and always opportunities to strive to be better; and this starts with reflecting on where you’ve been to know where you’re going:
DECADENCE FASHION IS 2 YEARS OLD: WHAT I’VE LEARNED SINCE
1. Put yourself first. No matter what point you are at in your life, it’s absolutely necessary to put yourself first. That’s right, you heard me. Even in your dearest friendships and relationships, put yourself first. That doesn’t mean to sound selfish because it’s what will ultimately set yourself up for success. Practicing mental and physical self-care is the root to thriving in all other aspects of your life – including your relationships and career.
2. Do what you love and a lot of it. Focusing your energy on your passions and what truly brings you joy will help you better understand yourself and understand what you want. Self-discovery and self-realization are products of experiencing the world around you and doing what you love. You need to live your own life and be happy for you (and you alone). From there, everything else will fall into place.
3. The only opinion that matters is your own. Coming from someone who used to solely live their life caring about other’s perceptions, this was a huge hurdle for me. It wasn’t until I reached my breaking point and gained clarity to the idea that I actually shouldn’t give two f**ks (excusez-moi my language) about what anyone else thinks. In reality, the people that judge you or mistreat you are purely doing so in reflection of their own insecurities. Keep doing you and stand up for yourself – these people aren’t worth your effort to convince them otherwise.
4. If your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not reaching high enough. If you have dreams and goals, realize that it can actually happen – you just need to put in the effort to make it happen. Dreams can be reality if you work hard enough for them. It can be intimidating and it will be a challenge, but it will be completely worth it. Those who you see living out their dream once started at the bottom too.
Life somehow has a perfect way of working out and teaching you a thing or two along the way. Be thankful for where you’ve been and continue to work hard for where you want to be. The grass is always greener. Here’s to another 2+ years of content and exciting things for Decadence Fashion. Thank you all for being on this ride with me so far!