Last month I received the most exciting email ever asking if it was okay if a Dutch magazine called VIVA could use one of my blog pictures for a t-strap shoes feature they were doing... I pretty much started dancing and screaming around the house in euphoria at the thought of little ole me being featured in a print magazine. So of course I said yes! The people at VIVA were ever so kind to have sent me a copy and it was so surreal opening it yesterday. I had tears in my eyes as I looked at myself on that page. Me, Lauren.
I don't feel like I deserve something like this. Who am I and what have I done to recieve something so rewarding, so honorable? I just feel like my wildest dreams are coming true. I mean, things like this don't happen to people like me. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if I'm dreaming because I honest to God feel like the luckiest girl in the world. The luckiest girl in the world.
I know I've worked hard for everything on this blog but like I said, I don't feel like I deserve everything that's been given to me. Without all of you, my beautiful, supportive followers, something like this would have never happened to someone like me. It's all because of you that my dreams are coming true. You all are the ones who inspire me from everything in life, clothing, and going after my dreams. I know I would still be blogging right now even without a 500 person following, but who knows if I would be as passionate and love it as much. You all give me meaning and support to keep doing what I do...you're the greatest readers a gal could ask for! And if a year ago someone would have told me I was going to be in a print magazine, I would have been on the floor rolling with laughter.
But it's true. I want you all to do something for me; never ever ever give up on your dreams. No matter how wild, how crazy, how outlandish they may be. You can do anything that you dream and want in life. I have so much I want to achieve in life and I'm marking this experience off as one of the top things on my list. I am nothing but an ordinary girl, but that doesn't mean great things can't happen to ordinary people who have big dreams. So, if I can do it (and trust me, I am nothing short of...well, nothing) then you all can do ten fold of what I can do. Never give up on what you're passionate about and what you dream of doing. You AND God will both find a way to make it happen. I promise.
With much love, Lauren.