Exactly one week ago, I woke up in Mississauga, ON to my first day of BlissDom Canada.
When I first began writing in September 2012, I heard some of the fabulous ladies I now call colleagues talking about their plans for the conference and I immediately knew I wanted to go. I was determined.I wasn’t able to go last year due to personal reasons, and I sadly sold my Early Bird ticket about a month before go-time. There was no way I’d miss this year.
It was, unsurprisingly, a fantastic experience and I was able to confirm that the YMC team is real (and way more awesome in person). As Alex mentioned, we all received fun awards from Erica and I received an award for Most Enthusiastic. If you’ve ever been in a room with me, you’ll know why.
But then, it’s really easy to be enthusiastic when you’re doing something you love… and if you actually know me, you’ll know that not so long ago, I wasn’t very enthusiastic.
I’m super lucky that I get to marry my passion for writing with my love of style, as well as my love for building relationships to give me a super-cool day job, and a fabulous side gig. These are things I didn’t think I could have. I struggled with crippling anxiety and depression that cost me my job and a lot of time I’ll never get back.
You might be all “What’s the fashion blogger doing talking about feelings?” right now, so I promise I’m getting to my point. Enthusiasm? That’s a great thing. And I adopted a rule not so very long ago that involves my overflowing closet and my over-the-top, happy-legs-dance excitement: If I don’t love an article of clothing, I don’t wear it. It has no right to be on my body.
Now, it’s not always possible if you’re working a job that involves a uniform, but it is possible to find pieces or create a style that showcase your awesomeness and make you feel good — from a great pair of jeans to your favourite little black dress, stay true to what makes you feel great and honour your tastes. Have fun with it. This should apply to every single thing in your life.
And remember: You’re never fully dressed without a smile.
*happy legs dance*
Let's get back to fashion now, shall we? I promise my next post will be more fashion and less feels, but in the meantime you may enjoy my seasonless nail colour choices or check out my boot picks for every pocketbook!