I'm so excited to introduce my new blog feature, 'Thoughts on...'. Every month or so I'll pick a new topic to talk about, whether it be personal, a world issue, girl problems, clothes, the internet and things like that. I thought it would be a great way to share more personal posts, and also be able to discuss things with you guys! If you have anything you'd like to hear my thoughts on, feel free to leave it in the comments below. The first topic I'll be talking about is Changing Style...
Everyday we grow older, and with growth comes change. Change is a massive part of everyone's lives, but especially teenagers. We go through a massive body/style/personality change in such a short amount of time that can leave us feeling confused and overwhelmed. Change isn't something you can stop. Change can be good, too!
When I did my blog survey a few months ago, there were quite a few comments like this: "You aren't as inspiring anymore, because you've changed from when you was younger and aren't staying true to yourself". I am not angry at these people whatsoever because everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but it did make me stop and think.
If you have followed me since my old blog (CraftyGirl) you probably have noticed that I've changed. I used to dress really unique-ly with bright and crazy clothes! I loved it and really encouraged other people to be themselves, too. My style has changed because I have grown older since then, but I am still 100% true to myself. I also still fully support/promote being true to yourself, this is something I think is really important.
This year has been super tough for me growth-wise. I have been trying to re-discover my own personal style, start at a new school, have grown a lot taller, matured and am about to face the scary idea of driving + my HSC exams (High School Certificate here in Australia). I am freaking out at the idea of being an adult in only two years! I have really struggled finding out who I am as an individual, as I'm sure most teenagers have at some point. I took longer to 'grow up' than most people my age, so I think it all happened so fast that it hit me really hard.
On the topic of individuality, you don't need to be different from everyone else to be yourself. Now, I don't want this to come across the wrong way, as it's super hard to explain things correctly through typing. Being different and standing out from the crowd is totally amazing, and something you should be really proud of! When I was younger, I thought I had to be different from everyone else to be myself. I thought "oh, I can't listen to One Direction because that's mainstream" and stuff like that. No two people on earth have the exact same interests + dislikes, so being yourself can be anything. Don't put pressure on yourself to try and fit in with everybody, but don't put pressure on yourself to be 100% different from everyone else. Be you, because you are amazing, and no other person in the whole world is the same!
Growth is good, and change is good. But it can be really hard sometimes, too! I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic, so feel free to comment below with any inputs/questions/ideas etc. I also really hope no-one was offended by this post, that was not my intention at all. Typing my thoughts can be really hard, as people may miss-interpret them and make them out to be something they're not. All I am trying to do is share my personal thoughts + feelings whilst encouraging people to be 100% true to themselves. xx