Though I forgot to do this last year, I am reviving my tradition of my Word of the Year! Every year, I pick a word that will be my guide for my life. I’m shaking it up this year because I have chose…… TWO WORDS!! I’ve picked one to apply to my style and one to apply to my general life. So what are they? Keep reading to find out!
2017 Style Word of the Year – FEARLESS
A couple of months ago, I attended an event for Modcloth’s store opening weekend here in Austin. My friend Nicole of Writes Like a Girl spoke on a panel with some other brilliant and amazing women, and she said something that stuck with me soooooo hard. The moderator asked her what she does when she’s afraid. And she responded (like a badass) I HIT PUBLISH. I was freaking FLOORED, y’all. Because she is so freaking right. When it comes to my clothes, I am so brave in my head. But as soon as it’s time to wear that crop top/body con dress/ sleevesless top, I get gun shy. And I can’t bring myself to pull the trigger out of fear. Well this year, those pieces are COMING OUT! Like Nicole said, I will be hitting publish on the outfits I’m scared to wear. I’m taking them out in the world, I’m putting them on the blog, and I will not be afraid!
2017 Life Word of the Year – CONSISTENCY
One of the things that plagues me when it comes to my chronic depression is being consistent. I start things with the best of intentions (workout plans, meal prepping, meditation, walking, etc) but as soon as I hit a downturn in my depression, I totally abandon whatever good things I was doing. Then I shame myself for quitting, and then I get more depressed….. it’s a terrible cycle! This year, I am setting my sights on being consistent. The first big change I’ve made is to STOP MAKING BIG CHANGES. I have a tendency to to make huge, sweeping changes (which are great in the short term) but just aren’t sustainable. So I’m switching it up to small, manageable changes and building on them every couple of weeks. I have some pretty big life/health/work goals this year (which is for another post!) and I am really confident that I can there with small, steady change.
New Fearless Clothes
I mentioned above that I had purchased some clothes that I am struggling to wear, so to give myself a push to wear them, I’m putting them on the blog! If you haven’t seen an outfit picture with at least one of these pieces in the next month, ask me about it! Be like HEY GIRL, WHERE’S THAT AWESOME CROP TOP? Here are a few of the items I want to get into my regular rotation…..
I am determined to make sure that these (and a few other) pieces start getting regular play in my wardrobe! No longer will I be afraid of being too bold, too dressed up, or too body confident with my looks. Each and every piece in my closet is loved and cherished, and I will not let some sit neglected. It’s time to get FEARLESS!