new years love{yourself}

so I’ve never been super awesome at New Year’s Resolutions, nor have I really ever been a huge fan

why wait util January 1st to make things happen when you can (and should) be starting today. now i’m not a huge goal setter but i’m a huge dreamer. and an even huger (that’s a word right?) fan of the saying:

“she believed she could, so she did.”

because if there is one thing I’m proud of about myself it is that if I tell myself i’m going to do something, it’s going to happen. i’m not a grey person, i’m black, or white. really love it, or really hate it. and once i have my mind set there is no changing it (i’m not really perfect at the art of admitting i’m wrong quite yet) so this New Year i have a new dream. for me, and hopefully for everyone.

fall in love with yourself (fully, not just a few things, all of it) and don’t ever apologize for it

now like everyone i’m sure, i’m not a fan of braggers or people who are completely over-egoistic. but that’s not what i’m asking of you. i’m simply asking you do be, you. 

don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else. and exist in your life to be happy, not to impress.

for me this means wearing pigtail braids whenever given the occasion (or when i’m not), monogramming anything and everything to my heart’s content, write write and write because it’s where i feel confident, wear pink pants because they make me feel unstoppable, let the world know its possible (and semi-normal) to like J.Crew and Starbucks TOO much, use the white and gold dot combo every chance i can, and to not feel one bit guilty for obnoxious amount of instagrams with captions that could be categorized as the world’s worst puns/alliterations or mini novels.

whatever it may contain for you, this year learn to love yourself in your own skin. and not just the outer level. love who you are and don’t try to dull down any of it. it’s OKAY if you post too many tweets or use to many emojis, it’s OKAY if you don’t ace every single test or even ace any tests, it’s OKAY to wear black with navy if it makes you feel good and it’s OKAY to spend all your just earned paycheck on new shoes if you’ll feel good wearing the shoes. it’s all you, don’t apologize for any of it.

and it’s also very very okay to not always feel the exact same, love all of yourselves.

because somedays i’ll wake up in matching pj’s and devote my life to my planner and other days i’ll barely manage to find a pair of sweatpants before heading off to bed without half my homework done (teachers PLEASE don’t read this..and mom, it gets done.) and some days i’ll wear my combat boots and wonder what it all entails to be a hipster, some days you can find the good in long lines and red lights and some days you find the bad in your best friend. somedays you want to serve everyone and other days you need to be served. it’s okay to be whoever you wake up as that day, actually, it’s great.

life can be messy but beautiful

so for your New Year’s Dream:

make it an adventure as much as you can. 

be confident in you.

love you. love, all of you.

however mirror-selfie obnoxious, lilly loving, dancey-ing, or chicken taco on the sidewalk eating you may be. (or maybe that’s just me)

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have a happy and sparkly new years!

all my love, xoxo, 

ally

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