Ok, so I totally lied on my last post! *face palm*
I said that my blogging anniversary was in March and that’s only partly true. I started the @acethelook IG page in March but I didn’t actually start the blog until May! That actually makes a lot more sense to me because I promise I was thinking that the year went by SO FAST and it didn’t feel right. I feel a little better too because I have some goals that I’d like to accomplish in this first year and May gives me more time lol.
Do you ever feel that pressure? The pressure of reaching your goals by a specific time, no matter what obstacles you encounter? I honestly know that I’m a little too hard on myself and I set extremely high expectations but it’s not really something I know how to fix. I’ve always been this way — and to be honest — it’s led me to success probably 8 times out of 10. However, in my older age, I’m starting to realize that this perfectionist mentality is maybe more stress than it’s worth. I’m starting to feel too much anxiety to reach my lofty goals.
So, maybe this year will be about achieving success but also defining success a little differently than I have in the past. Maybe the new saying should be “success is in the eye of the beholder” instead of “beauty”, ya know? Success really is what you make it. It’s however you view it in your mind and it should never be based on what other people are projecting on you.
With that said, I do want to commend myself for putting in the work already in the first month of the year. It was FREEZING on Saturday and Sunday and I went out to shoot by myself both times. I was so cold but I pushed through and got some good shots. Proud of myself for sticking it out and not doing what’s comfortable. *muscle arm emoji* lol What do you think of this look? I paired this super cute furry sweater from Shein with these bow-tie trousers from there as well. The beret is Zara and you’ve already seen these glasses and boots (PrettyLittleThing) in other posts. I like the way the look came together, I felt very Parisian. ;) Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! And I’d love to hear how you define success for yourself. xoxo - Ashley