As my 30th birthday approaches in May, I have been reflecting on life as I know it.
My childhood and what that meant to me.
My youth that I am content to move beyond.
My adolescence and the growth that has taken place.
And while I have been dreading turning 30 since the realization came that I was in fact creeping up on 30, I have spent some time embracing it.
What it means to be uniquely me.
The more that I actually dig, the more I realize that I am better today than I was at 16, or 18, or 21, or 28.
With each passing day, I have a little more life under my belt.
It’s being able to stand on your own two feet when life throws you curve balls that proves to me that I have come a long way.
I think most importantly, I have grown into myself and learned to like me better.
I love the quote “Fall in love with yourself first” … there is no greater truth.
It’s learning how to embrace your individualism and realizing that the girl staring you back in the mirror has a heck of a lot to offer the world.
For me personally, my outlet has been this space of the internet.
Whether I am expressing myself in words or through my personal style, it’s so freeing to have the ability to let my colors shine.
In a world where there are so many impostors, I think it’s important to celebrate our uniqueness. As parents, we need to be fostering our childrens individualism and building up what makes them uniquely them.
I was super excited to team up with my friends at BlogHer and be introduced to the new Facestrument Facebook game. With the use of a webcam you can turn your face into a musical instrument and wink, blink, nod, and smile to the beat of your favorite song. What better way to let loose and be yourself?