You Are Allowed to be Happy That You Are Succeeding.

Photograph featured on Free People, shot by Kelsey Schroeder and styled by Luna Lindsay 

Photograph featured on Free People, shot by Kelsey Schroeder and styled by Luna Lindsay 

Honestly hour: I feel guilty that I’m succeeding...

I feel like I need to keep my success a secret. And I shouldn’t ever have to feel like that. So why the hell do I? This is the era of girl bosses and celebrating success. I am so proud of myself and how far I’ve come, so why wouldn’t I want to tell people?

Back to the whole idea of comparison, I’ll admit that I’m the worst when it comes to comparing myself to others. Something inside of me is saying, “other people are succeeding so you aren’t allowed to” and “it’s not going to happen to you – you won’t succeed. You’re a small town girl and you won’t get any further than this”. I know that’s wrong. Everything inside of me believes that I’m going to make it. I believe in my art and my craft strong enough to know I will make it happen. There are so many killer girl bosses that I know and people seem to think that there’s a limited amount of success to go around. But that’s so false. Everyone is doing such different, amazing things. We shouldn’t be ashamed of ourselves for making it happen. At least, that’s what I’m working on.

So, with that:

I’m so happy to say that I was featured on Free People for the SECOND time yesterday and reached almost double the amount of people than the first. When I initially got featured, I couldn’t believe it. But now that it’s happened again there’s a fire that’s been lit inside of me. I’m going to plan even more shoots, and perfect my craft even more than I had imagined. I’m going to put out more content and work even harder. And I can't wait.