How Do You Stay True To Yourself?
Last night, I went to the Fenty Beauty x Rihanna party in Beverly Hills with a few of my friends and it was a blast! Since I haven't been in LA for that long due to traveling, I feel like I've just been living like I'm on vacation. Now that I'm back for a solid week, it's time to get down to business. When I was moved to NYC when I was 16, I went out all of the time. Every event or party I felt was an opportunity to network and get my name out there. I still think the same way, but now I'm more particular about where I go. I think it's incredibly important to be careful when it comes to who you surround yourself with, so that you never feel like you're ever comparing yourself to your friends or even family.
I got a few DM's earlier this week from some people who were having some difficultly staying true to who they are. Either they were comparing themselves to their family members, or competing with other girls in their grade. I know how easy it is to compare yourself to other people, and especially compare yourself to people in your school. Middle and high school is such a difficult time period, where everyone is just trying to find their way and come to terms with who they are. You're not old enough to not live at home, but all you can think about is going to college/getting away, and living your own life. Keep in mind that life is all about phases and steps. You can't skip over certain parts, like I couldn't skip over my freshman and sophomore year of high school. I was pretty badly bullied from 7th grade to the end of 8th grade, and that's a time period I remember wanting to escape so badly. All I could think about was moving away from my small town, following my dreams, and making money! But, looking back, that period of time made me who I am today.
You don't have to be best friends with your parents, but let them guide you in the right direction. There might be a time when you really, really need them.
P.S. My new writer is coming onboard tomorrow!