So this whole more selfies to love and embrace myself. To be honest... it's going...
It's going just as fantastic as I initially wanted it to go.
I've embraced myself more in three months than I did in the entire year of 2013.
I've been better to myself in the past three months than I did in 2013.
But what I've really done is I've gone beyond the selfie. I've spent more time (and some more money. Gotta give to get sometimes, ya know?) focussing on evolving and embracing the styles that I feel comfortable in. As opposed to what I feel I have to like. As opposed to what people have told me I'm supposed to like.
I like goofy and prints. I like bold colors. I like plaid. I like pants that aren't denim. I like shorts under sweats. I like briefs underneath it all.
I don't like skirts. I don't like fedoras. I don't like cropped tops. I don't like UGG boots. I don't like thongs, because I still don't understand how they're not made for instant wedgie underwear.
(Oh the life of living in private schools where I have to wear what they tell me to. Although I look great in red, right? Right.)
I live for button ups. I live for bow ties. I live for oxford shoes. I live for suspenders.
Let's also talk about how I live for removing gender from pieces of fabric. Because nothing bothers me more than people telling me that I can't wear something because it's for a group of people they assume is the opposite of the gender they put me in. (For those of you wondering my gender expression is gender neutral. Don't worry I'll go more into depth into this topic in a later post.)
Throughout history our personal expressions have changed. Especially through fashion and style. Which is something I actually care about. I care about history. I care about style and fashion.
Back on track on things I live for.... I live for me. Which is the most important thing to live for. I chose that Michael Jackson quote for a reason. I think it takes a lot of bravery to be who you are. Especially when you don't just have society, but also the people close to you telling you what you should aspire to be. These three months, I've been living for me. I've been living for myself and I've learned to fight for myself verbally. I've reflected spiritually. I've grown mentally. All in three months because I decided to look in the mirror and tell myself that there's something there worth knowing. There's something in that mirror that's a blank canvas and only I have the the tools to create what I want to see.
And what I see is the person I've wanted and aspired to be my entire life.
I dress for me. My fashion is for me. My expression is for me. 2K14 is for me.
My life is for me.
And if you aren't okay with that, then frankly my darling I don't give a damn.