Asos Striped Top, H&M Denim Jacket, Forever 21 Shorts, Steve Madden Lace-Up Flats.
Hello, there. I recently switched positions on this lace up shoes thing. Just looking at them, they appear to be a bit a work, but I absolutely adore these. A great piece to dress up or dress down – I highly recommend.
I can try to skirt around the things I’m doing here all I want, but, when it comes down to it, I post pictures of myself on the Internet. And I have spent much time wondering why I have chosen to continually do it. What joy comes out of putting up pictures of myself that a few people are going to see, most of whom I won’t ever meet.
And, naturally, it leads most to the conclusion that I just have an abnormally high self-esteem. Naturally, I must want people to look at me, to look at the pictures I have had taken at my best angle and edited to make my nose look smaller. I mean, why else would I do it? But the people closest to me could probably let you know that isn’t the case. However, we’ll save my self-image issues for a later date.
The best answer I can give you is simply self-expression. I enjoy putting together an outfit for each day and looking through my Instagram feed to see the latest trends. But, yet, this doesn’t truly seem to fulfill an answer to the question. If I enjoy these things, why must I also share it on the Internet? Why can’t I keep these interests to myself? And what benefits will others reap from my sharing?
And that brings me to what I am doing now, maybe in an attempt to try to remove the need to ask these questions entirely. I have started a new online adventure. My first great love – before clothes and photography and Instagram – has been the simple, raw act of writing. I grew up sharing my thoughts that I firmly believed no one else would understand on lined pages. I have experienced so many moments of reading words that have been produced by another’s hand simply to feel the weight of “I’m alone” lifted off my shoulders. And I believe there is purpose in giving others the opportunity to do and feel those things as well.
Little City Magazine is a home for the thoughts of many. It is a place for people to share their creative talents and for others to relate to words in a way they never imagined they would. I am simply the editor – the person who sits and reads and admires the pure brilliance of so many of our generation. Most of all, Little City comes from a place of faith. Growing up in a Christian home (and town) and then moving to a place without the same perspective changed everything. And if I can’t always be physically surrounded by people who see this world and what follows in a similar way, why not create a virtual community with similar ideas.
Now, I am choosing to continue putting pictures of myself on the Internet, though I still don’t have an entirely defined reason to do so. But, if I hadn’t managed this site for a bit of time, I would have no idea that I had this great love for producing and marketing online content. So, if you ever feel like what you are doing is useless, know that it’s not. Know that He has a plan far greater than any of us could begin to comprehend. You don’t need to explain your motives to everyone who asks. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Or, at least, that’s what my incredibly lost and confused 19-year-old self intends to do.
Earlier this month, I was out in Washington DC and Virginia with my mom and sister. The East Coast is one of my favorite places to be. The non-flat land and historic neighborhoods make it such a unique place. It also makes for some beautiful pictures. Here’s a little photo journal from the weekend.
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