The Story More Than The Style

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Whenever I reach something that feels like a milestone in my life, I can’t help but think of all the beginnings that had to happen to get to that point. While it is overwhelming and scary to think of what’s to come next, sometimes you have to jump in feet first with your eyes closed and a little bit of trust. I started to let go of what lets go of me and continued to hold onto what’s holding me. It turns out, there’s no such thing as a wrong decision, you simply just had to make one. And the universe follow suit. It’s true, when you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling and action you experience.

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June is full proof of exactly what I just described. I don’t think anyone will fully comprehend or understand this exact feeling or life experience unless they are wearing those shoes. It’s also different when you hear someone’s story versus experiencing it with them first hand. This month alone has been a complete roller coaster both emotionally and mentally I think for everyone I am close to and for myself. I like exuding and spreading positivity wherever I can but reality is, life gets hard. And sometimes you have to live in your head for 5 seconds, think up all of the thoughts, cry even but it’s important to remember who you are and the milestones you’ve been able to achieve and realize this is just one of those leap of faith moments. SO JUMP!

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For those reading this right now, you probably got here through a page made of 1x1 photo grid on Instagram, the one that calls herself The Street Style Teller. I remember coming up with this handle because I love street styles and most especially the stories. But you know, despite all of the pretty photos and the inspiring styles the platform offers, I’m more interested in the stories. To me, heartfelt words and stories that define the styles are more meaningful than the styles. There really isn’t much that differs any of us. My day to day is not made of sunshine and rainbows. So are yours. I go through tough times. So do you. But just because it is being carried so well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy. We can all agree that there’s honestly nothing better than finally speaking about tough times in the past tense. Those things REALLY happened and you survived it! Feel proud of that. Relish in the good moments after. I realize that in any decision making crossroads I’ve ever come across, I lose nothing but I can gain so much especially when my intentions are pure.

I heard the grass is greener on the other side, but I’ve learned to love mine how it is. I hope you do too.

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