TGIT is back, y’all and I am so excited to drink a glass (ok, or two) while watching them. The TGIT line up continues to break boundaries and last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy was no different. What a powerful episode. I promise I will try my best to not spoil it, but one quote stuck with me while watching it:
“Don’t let fear keep you quiet. You have a voice, so use it. Speak up. Raise your hands. Shout your answers. Make yourself heard. Whatever it takes, just find your voice, and when you do, fill the damn silence.” – Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy
Man, after watching what went down, I couldn’t help but be moved and want to share this with all of you. I think that finding your voice is so important – I am still working on it daily and gradually learning to trust myself. This blog has been a huge part of me finding the confidence to share my voice with the world. Take my body positivity post from a few weeks back – if you would have asked me a year ago to express an opinion about it, I would have gently danced around my beliefs as to not offend anyone. And being honest, it was so that I wasn’t rejected for expressing how I truly felt. It has been extremely liberating to share my beliefs and I challenge everyone to start doing the same. Imagine if you couldn’t communicate for 1 month, 1 week, heck, even 1 hour – how would you be limited? How would this impact your relationships with other people? Our voices are an integral part of who we are, and we have a responsibility to share them with the people we care about.
I also think this translates into fashion – everyone’s unique style is their voice. Everyday we have the opportunity to express ourselves through our appearance. It has been so refreshing to see a shift in the fashion community of embracing everyone’s individual style. I think that blogging and social media have helped tremendously because it allows individuals from all walks of life to share their fashion personalities with the world. I know that this little corner of the Internet has helped me to grow and express my unique style – I’m learning to take more fashion risks. Brought on by the inspiration from Grey’s Anatomy, I challenge each of you to try an outfit that maybe you were afraid to wear – mix some prints and textures together. As long as you feel great in it – GO FOR IT! I mean, what’s the worst that can happen, someone tells you that they dislike it….ok, fine – they don’t have to wear it. And worse comes to worst – you dislike it so you never wear that combination again. You spent maybe 12 hours in it – over our lifetime that is like a little blip on the radar.
Learning to express my voice – through both my style and my verbal communication has been a process and I hope that one day everyone is given the opportunity to express their unique identity in their individual way!
Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! Wishing you lots of love, wine and chocolate!
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