I personally feel as if I have come a long way from when I first started my blog. I honestly never would have started my blog without a little push from my friend Sara and my friend Stephanie. When I told some friends I wanted to start a blog I got the response “okay… but what would you even blog about? Like, why would you blog?”. Essentially I felt as if my idea truly was pointless and I could feel my confidence crumble in a matter of seconds. If that isn’t discouraging enough to me and my hopes of becoming  a blogger then I don’t really know what is. But I went for it and here I am, and I think I owe that to my own self belief.

It’s always been hard for me to believe in myself, especially when I’m unsure of what the outcome will be- aka 90% of life. Even with the encouragement of friends, it may not be enough to totally convince me that I am capable of great things and I feel like I’m not the only person who suffers from this negative mindset. It’s often said that we are our own toughest critics, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that many times on my blog before. I do believe that to be true as we criticize ourselves on little things that other people probably can’t even see. With this constant criticism comes discouragement, a lack in confidence, and disbelief in what who I am or what I’m capable of. I try to see myself through the eyes of others by taking all criticisms with a grain of salt and taking all compliments to heart. That may sound selfish but if someone tells me my blog is dumb or they don’t like my outfit, that sounds more like their problem than one I should be dwelling on.

I’ve grown to learn that beaming with confidence and having a positive attitude towards most things is the key to conquering what life throws at me. I like to try to see myself the way other people see me, and in turn I find myself believing in myself more. It’s the little things along that way that build us up which is something that we should hold on to, and believe in ourselves.


Emily Riane



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