I forgot how good it felt to write.
To express ones feelings and emotions.
I have to be honest, I have pulled away lately from this industry to take a look at whats really important. Or, in other words, what success really means.
Recently, I have had experiences that made me question if I was compromising who I am to raise awareness about issues and bring attention to what matters.
I guess what I am trying to say, is that I reached a point where I got wrapped up in the moment and forgot the goal of why I started modeling and photography.
I think that with modeling and photography comes this power. A power to help people and raise awareness about issues that truly matter.
Like preventing sexual assault and domestic violence. But, ultimately I think its important to create a safe space for all of us to come together.
This is exactly my intention. One day I want to create this space for all of you and for us to come together with all of our ideas to make a real change in this world.
But, I have to say... It is easy to get distracted. It is easy to live our daily routines and to get caught up in the same thing each day.
To be honest, routines are easy. By following a routine we know exactly how each day will end. It gives us a sense of security and safeness to be comfortable in.
Following a routine is something that I have been aware of. But, due to recent events I began to question more and more.
It becomes frustrating because I think we are aware when we start to follow a routine and it becomes even harder to break it.
We become trapped and comfortable because we are afraid of the unknown.
Now, I am not saying everyone is like this or that it is a problem. But, I do want to challenge you to see the possibilities that life has to offer.
Step away from your routine and having to follow one path.
There are so many ways to live your life and there is not a right way to live.
Its not about how you should be living. It's about living the way that feels most YOU.
YOU do not have to go to school, or get married and then have children.
Live your life that way that best suites you and always have faith that things will work out.
If I have learned one thing, it is to take risks and think outside of the box. To see the possibilities and know that they are endless. If there is something that you are afraid of and it seems impossible or crazy to you. TRY IT. Even if the idea fails or if someone tell you that you can't. Fight them.
I'll be damned if I don't share this thought with you and challenge you. I challenge you to accept the world for the way that it is. But, to know that you can change it for the better. Challenge your views and the views of others. Push yourself.
You are never alone in your journey and even if I don't know you and I am only one person. I BELIEVE IN YOU.
Reach out to me, share your story, lets work together to accomplish our dreams. It takes a village to make a change but, I am willing to help and push you as much as you need because that's what's important. We MUST work together and stop being afraid to live.
Fuck being vulnerable, JUST DO IT. Trust me, not that I am anything special by any means but I do mean this when I say it.
I believe that vulnerability allows us to discover another piece of who we are and gives us the compassion and motivation to move forward and help others.
Stop searching for whatever it is you think you need. It is right in front of you, you just have to choose to see it.
I literally love all of you and will always be here to help. I have so much love to give and I only want to move forward with all of you.
So please, if you haven't already use this as motivation to explore your ideas and put yourself out there.
You can accomplish anything you want in life as long as you don't give up.
I hope to talk to you all soon,