Joten keskittykää siihen, mitä tavoittelette, mitä rakastatte tai mitä haluatte. Sillä lupaan, että jossain vaiheessa tunnelin päässä näkyy valoa, ja se on jos jotain sitä menestymisen riemua.
// It is almost midnight, but I just had to write this post. I wanna talk about something I have been thinking about for quite a while. I did the mistake of reading some online forums that discuss my looks, how successful or not successful I am, my IQ, and basically every single detail about me. Those comments did not hurt, but they really made me wonder. I want to point out something for my new, as well as my old readers, a little reminder. My blog is a beauty and lifestyle blog. I write about fashion, beauty, lifestyle and basically everything that is nice. My blog does not cover history, politics or anything that is happening in the world today regarding the more "serious" topics. Even though I have said this time after time, some people wonder on and on about how they cannot see the "real" me through my blog. I must tell you that you have to be one psychic or fortune teller to see or understand what I am like in real life.
Every single blogger to whom blogging is their job or a hobby, is constantly trying to keep up their identity through their blog. Every blogger in my opinion wants to create a "brand" out of their blog and themselves that is somehow different from all the rest of the bloggers. That is one factor that makes some blogs more interesting than others. It does not matter if it is a beauty blog, or a blog that just talks about ones opinions concerning different topics, creating a "brand" these days is very important. As my blog has grown throughout these past years, I more less plan every single post and really go through the topics I want to write about. Even though I still write "with character", I always think before posting something, weather it is worth posting or not. What I constantly think about the most is the following: Does this post have enough of "me" in it, can you recognize that it is mine.
Many of the comments were concerned about my lifestyle. I live just like any young woman. I go to work, I do some studying on the side, I pay my bills and taxes and do all the same things anyone else would have to do. Even though my life is quite normal, I still try to accomplish my dreams. I want a career, I want to live the best kind of life surrounded with people that I love. I have earned my own money since I was 15 years old. I can tell you that I have worked my ass off for every single penny I own. Nothing comes for free, not even food. Despite the fact that I live with my parents now, I still pay rent for my parents, and I help them around the house as much as possible. It is fair, after all I am a working adult, and would have to pay rent in any case. On top of this I still have bills just pay, money that I need to put on my savings account, and all the rest of the money holes anyone else would have as well. Going out, shopping, eating out etc, there are tons of ways to use or waist your money. My biggest dream at the moment, is to buy an apartment for myself. I am working so god damn hard to get there. So for one of you who asked, here is my answer: my life is still a bit confusing and I am not exactly in the zone. I am trying to find the right direction for my life. I think it is important sometimes to pause for a while, think and try to get everything together. Slowly but surely, I am starting to find my own way.
My blog is a part of my dream, a big part of it. It is like a continuos dream that I don not want to wake up from. After reading this post, I want everyone to believe in yourself and go follow your dreams. Be brave. It does not matter what other people think of you or your dreams. As long as your dreams are legal and within the norms of the society. No breaking rules or being outrageous. In todays world, nothing comes for free, not success, not dreams and not even the food on your plate. Focus on what you want, on what you are seeking for and what you love. I promise you that at some point, there will be light at the end of the tunnel. As cliché as it sounds, it is true. I am now speaking from my own experience. That light at the end of the tunnel is better than anything, that my friend is your dream, starting to come true. And nothing can beat that state of mind.