When it comes to my website, I’m trying not to have ridiculously high expectations.
I’ll tell you what I mean.
For this post, I wanted my hair to look amazing. I got up really early and curled (and re-curled) my hair until it was absolutely perfect! I then walked outside, took two steps and realized my hair completely freaked out on me. I thought we were a team, but my hair decided to put up a fight and fall flat (and frizzy) almost immediately. I was so frustrated and then couldn’t take a good photo to save my life.
I got so hot and sweaty at one point that I decided to quit the whole thing, throw my hair in a bun and call it a day. Luckily, my friend and photographer, Jess, had my back. She was patient with me while I had a minor freak-out, and kept snapping pictures even when I thought they would turn out terrible.
I had pretty much given up and decided to call it a day when I realized that since I no longer had any expectations, (thanks to my evil hair), I could do whatever I wanted. I fashioned a quick closet dime bun (tutorial to come) and started playing around and began acting more like myself, instead of the blogger I thought I needed to be. Jess got shots of my lipstick touch-ups and we even created a Flipagram of me putting my hair up!
It was crazy what we could accomplish once I stopped having a pity party and just tried to have fun with it. For this cute eyelash tee, I envisioned a fun, light-hearted experience. I’m so glad Jess stuck by me and made me relax and finish the shoot!
My photos are never perfect, and I get frustrated every once in a while, but I still love what I do. I don’t pretend to be a professional, and I move on if something isn’t working. I think it has made me a better blogger!
After everything, this ended up being one of my favorite posts to edit.
If you’re in a creative job, I know how easy it is to get frustrated with your work. My advice to you is simple: keep on trying! Nothing will ever be perfect, but you are doing what you love, which makes it worth it! When you see my posts, don’t think about a specific article of clothing, or even a funny story that I told. Realize that I love my job and try to go out and do the same for yourself!
I can’t technically say “let your hair down” because that’s pretty much the opposite of everything I just complained about, but I think you get the idea. 🙂