Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you guys had a lovely restful weekend. I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog lately, not only because it’s been a busy month (like when is it not busy when you’re working in NYC?) but mainly because I’ve actually been going through a phase of feeling completely uninspired and at a loss as to what to write about here on my little space of the internet! This happens to me from time to time and sometimes I feel the best way to get over it is just to take a step back and clear my mind and start fresh!
Which brings me to today’s post. I don’t know about you, but as someone who spends a lot of their time on the internet (both personally and professionally), sometimes I find myself feeling less and less creative and inspired to try new things. When you’re constantly consuming content on Instagram and on blogs, sometimes I think we tend to get a little brainwashed into feeling like we all have to do the same things instead of pushing ourselves to think outside the box. It’s like we see someone try something new (like use a new app, make those little IG story cover photos, start a YouTube or create a Facebook group) and feel pressure to follow along and do the same thing! I 100% have been guilty of this myself from time to time, but from now on I’m making a more conscious effort to avoid that.
The reason I came to this realization recently was basically because of MY QUEEN, Oprah. Ever since I was 10 or 11, I have been mildly obsessed with this woman (if you lived in Ireland and took a day off school, chances are you probably watched The Oprah Show at 1.40 on TV3, if not then I don’t know you!) Anyways, over the week I watched this clip of Oprah sharing advice for younger women and it has stayed with me ever since! In a nutshell, she was saying that the biggest honor that we have in life is to be ourselves. And that you can be a better you, than you can be an imitation of anyone else. It really really struck me because recently I’ve been feeling like so many people are trying to be like others, instead of being themselves. And when you’re trying to be like someone else, that’s when you start to compare yourself to them which is a major waste of time and energy. Every successful woman I know, is successful because they bring something different to the table and aren’t afraid to be themselves. As women, I think sometimes we tend to second guess ourselves from time to time and doubt if what we have to offer the world is good enough, when really what we each have to offer as unique individuals is really something very special!
Let me know if you guys agree, send me a DM on IG and like the overused Pinterest quote says, “Don’t be like the rest of them, darling!”