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On Trying Too Hard

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When I had the idea for this post, I stupidly didn’t make any notes. Formulating my thoughts on this topic into actual words on a page proved to be unexpectedly difficult, so I’m going to keep this brief.

Every once in a while I find myself trying too hard. While picking out an outfit for a party, I  take a look in the mirror and realize that I’m extremely uncomfortable. I catch myself trying to be something that I very much am not. When I’m choosing an outfit, or designing something new for the shop, or planning out blog posts, I have the little voice in my head that says: “Em, you’re trying too hard. Be you.” 

So the next time you’re getting ready to go out and you look in the mirror at yourself wearing that crop top that looks fucking absurd on you, don’t be afraid to say, “This is stupid.” Take it off and go back to doing what makes you feel good, comfortable, and happy.