What's More Important?
If there is one thing I've learned about being a teen blogger working in the fashion industry, it's that you have to pick and choose your battles.
It's taken me a decent 4.5 years to determine what my place is. I started as a fashion blogger, and then I went into some more lifestyle stuff, and now I'd like to say I'm neither. I'm still blogging, but the content I've been writing about has been slightly altered.
Working in fashion is too superficial for me. With so many bloggers nowadays "blogging" to make money and become rich, the industry is so saturated. It's quite different from I first started, when you had to actually want something for a stronger reason than fame or money.
That's why I've teamed up with Bridg-it, an anti-bullying platform that I'm so insanely passionate about. After speaking at the Talkspace conference on mental health + social media in April, I realized that there are tons of bloggers out there talking about fashion and food...but there aren't too many talking about self-love, body image, dating, and topics that teens face everyday.
That's when I realized it's much more important to follow your passion, mine is inspiring teens more than anything, than it is to make money or anything else. If you're doing what you love, and for a really great reason, everything else will follow.
Check out the post I wrote on my experience as a teen model, when I realized I could change the way teens look at themselves:
And follow along with more Bridg-it stuff coming up!