Hi y’all!! I’m Summer from the blog With Love, Summer & it’s nice to e-meet all of you! 🙂 When Katie asked me to write a little blurb for this new series, I was so excited- but I struggled for forever with deciding what topic/story to talk about. It wasn’t until I looked back at my short but oh-so-sweet blogging journey that I found the perfect lesson I’ve learned to share with y’all.
When I went through junior high and onto high school (aka my awkward years) I struggled for the longest time with self worth. I’m sure a lot of you can relate when I say that a huge part of my self confidence came from the opinions of others. A huge part of it is probably just the process of growing up, but I never felt good about myself until someone complimented my outfit, or told me I was pretty or that my hair looked good. My freshman year of college, I moved to College Station without knowing a soul. I’m honestly not sure how it happened, but when I didn’t have the constant group of friends around me 24/7, I learned how to be okay being alone sometimes and to find my confidence from within- just from learning about myself as a person and figuring out what I’m good at.
Fast forward 3 years, and I pushed myself WAYYY out of my comfort zone and started blogging! Fashion has always been something I’ve been so passionate about, and after reading fashion blogs for years and years, with a little push from my boyfriend I started my own, For me personally, it was super scary at first. Even though now I’m so wrapped up in this “blogosphere,” at first a lot of people had some ugly opinions. People I knew from high school would say that it was “weird” or that me starting a blog meant that I was so “self-obsessed.” What people don’t realize is that through starting my blog & putting endless hours of blood, sweat, and tears into it (okay maybe not literally- but definitely lots of tears), I’ve been able to meet some incredible women & have some unbelievable opportunities that I wouldn’t have been able to have. I’ve always loved the quote “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire,” and I’ve tried to keep that in mind when I’m chasing my dreams. I guess the moral of the story is, if there’s something that you want to do but you’re scared that others will judge you- just DO IT! At the end of the day, you are you’re own person and the people who truly have your best interests at heart will have your back no matter what.
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