SomeoneLikeYou Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Denim Baby Doll Dress: Thrifted.
Blanket Scarf: a store in Florence.
Black Lace Up Boots: H&M.
Mustard Yellow Beret: Target.
I cannot believe I'm even saying this right now...but Someone Like You hit 2 million page views today! If you would have told 16 year old Lauren back in 2009 that her little blog she started out with a broken camera, taking photos inside her house would someday be viewed by that many people...she would be flabbergasted! When I started this blog I had no idea the paths in life it would lead me to, the opportunities it would present, or the people who would touch my life because of it. I just wanted to let out my frustrations of having a crappy high school experience; I never thought (cue the cliche) that it would change my life.
But really. It did.
I decided to study fashion because of this blog. When I think of the course my life has taken because of this tiny space of internet it is quite incredible. Would I be finishing up a degree in Spanish right now like I had originally planned instead of a bachelor of science in fashion merchandising? Maybe. I know my life would be different in a lot of ways if I had never started Someone Like You. Blogging has given me confidence in myself to wear what I want and accept my individuality instead of shying away from it like as I was accustomed to. It's also just allowed me to have a creative outlet that has been much needed through many points in my life. Blogging has been the one consistency in the past six years that I can say I've truly relied on. I'm going to pieces half the time over something my sensitive heart and over thinking mind cannot take...
But when I put together that outfit.
And take out that camera.
And go off to some location to take photos.
Then write out the things I'm feeling.
...it all subsides. Channeling my frustrations into a creative outlet has been exactly what I needed. The dizzying uncertainty of my life and all that happens has never failed to be settled by coming onto my blogger account and hitting "create a new post."
It's been an absolute honor for me to be able to share my life with you all to read and view. Thank you. Seriously. Thank you for reading and commenting and following and emailing and just supporting me.You're the reason everything here is possible. x
With much love, Lauren.