Ugh. THIS ↑↑↑ Why do we do this to ourselves; compete and compare in every aspect? It is so unhealthy and unproductive.
I stumbled upon this quote at the perfect time, because it was just as I was creating this blog and was already starting the self-defeating language. Asking myself why I’m bothering. Telling myself that my writing isn’t good enough to put out there, and my blog won’t be visually interesting because my photos are not staged or professionally taken. I literally had to kick myself as these thoughts were running through my head and remind myself that none of that matters, nor is it the point of this platform. Not to mention, to strive for perfection here would completely defeat the purpose of what I’m trying to achieve. I created this to be a hobby; something to add to little by little and to enjoy in my free time; not something to obsess over every little detail and end up contributing to the exact chaos that I’m running away from.
So I’m putting this up as my slap-in-the-face reminder. In this place, if nowhere else, I’m giving myself permission to let go of the comparisons and the competition. To use this platform for nothing other than an outlet and to put my thoughts, experiences and creativity out into the world. There may be mistakes. The writing won’t be editorial quality. The photos may be imperfect. But it will all be raw, and real and uniquely beautiful.