I really wanted to write something profound or insightful but instead I’m justing going to write it as it comes. I’ve spent a long time building up to the person I am right now. And for the most part I really like myself. In the past that might not have been the case, and I let others treat me in accordance. I’ve been a doormat and a push over, I’ve let people stay in my life a lot longer than they needed too, I’ve been blind to my value. Coming into your own, and learning your true value really opens your eyes to how to others treat you. When you know your worth you know how you should be treated. When you know your worth you will not stand to be treated less than your value. When you know your worth you will not hold on to people who make you feel small. Instead you will surround yourself with people who lift you higher even if they don’t get something in return.

It’s a lesson I’ve learned the hard way, but it the most valuable one yet. Relationships, platonic or otherwise, should not make you unhappy. Sure they may have their ups and downs but if they no longer serve you let them go. I refuse to let anyone treat me in a way that is less than my value. I refuse to be a doormat and not stand up for myself. I know who I am and what I bring to the table. I’m pretty dang proud of that.

I don’t know why but I’m having a really hard time writing about my outfits. I think I’ve mentioned that I love neutrals and one of my favorite neutral combinations is white and khaki. I’m still loving these pants I got from gap a few months ago, I think the pink version might still be available on sale. Maybe lemme check. But I wanted to glam up these pants a bit. Usually I’m pretty casual but I love these shoes. It was a super simple look but also really fun. A flowy white tank top tucked in and pair of statement heels really make this outfit a little more special.

Special enough to shoot in an alley way with garbage. But the light on the garbage was so incredible. MD and I were just walking past it, looking for another place to shoot when suddenly we were both like “THIS LIGHT!” and voila it created some pretty spectacular images! It’s hard to narrow down photo’s from this set just because I loved so many of them. So no real apology for the photo dump, I want you to see them all! (She’s a bit evil).

Photography: MD Black

 

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