The day we took these photos, I was very disappointed. I felt like they were all wrong, that we just lost time and that I would only get two or three properly usable shots, which wouldn't be enough to make a blog post. It almost spoilt my afternoon then, but luckily a yummy caramel and popcorn ice cream made everything much better.
When I came back home and looked at the photos on my laptop, I actually found some were okay, others I really liked, and I felt better about myself. This whole rollercoaster of feelings, but what for? ... a few outfit photos and a blog post. One amongst many others, that wouldn't ever be held against me if it wasn't that good anyways.
This got me thinking about perfection, why we strive for it and why we should always take a step back, think things through and stop worrying about being perfect and doing things perfectly. It's normal to want to be the best version of yourself, and we should always try to do our best in everything, to be proud of what we do and who we are. However, when pressure builds up, it destroys all the pleasure we take in doing things. I love taking outfit photos, I love putting these outfits together, thinking about pretty locations, editing the photos and sharing them on Julia Speaks. I want to look my best, take the best photos, but sometimes things don't work out and that's okay. I have to learn that not doing everything perfectly is okay; it is normal and we can't be perfect because that's just a concept. Perfection should push us, motivate us, but not bring us down. When we start feeling negative about something, it's better to stop, take a minute, and reconsider why we're doing it.
I will keep taking photos, I know sometimes I won't feel 100% satisfied with them, but that's okay. I can't be perfect, nobody can. We can just do our best, and that's already awesome!
Shoes: Gémo (old)
Bag: Naf-Naf (old)
If you feel like you're not doing well enough, you're wrong. If you feel like other people are better than you, you're wrong. Keep working, keep enjoying what you do, whether it has to do with blogging, exercise, diet, or your personal life. Nobody will ever think that you're not good enough. I certainly know that none of you will point at these photos and tell me 'ew, they're not good at all, just delete this post right now'. We are so hard on ourselves, more than other people could ever be. Let's not reach for perfection, but rather for what makes us happy, and if we spread positivity, people will always answer positively to what we share. Positivity always comes first!
What is perfection to you? What makes you feel good about yourself and how you blog/reach your goals in life?