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3/31/2021

3/31/2021

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Oh, man. Someone please tell me that I am not the only one over here wishing that everything didn’t look the same but also feeling the pressure to look like everyone else? If I believed in emojis I would be using that little girl emoji with her hand waving in the air because I feel it so hard right now. I’m so exhausted and overwhelmed by everything looking the same but I also feel a deep pit of insecurity whenever I feel like what I’m sharing isn’t up to the trend par. 

But today I was reminded that this is what I want to feel. I want to feel so deeply proud and excited about the work I’m creating that I get full on nervous sweats before presenting it and sharing it. I want to be the designer who lives life loudly, boldly, and experimentally. 

Whether you are a designer, business owner, or 9-5er, let this be your reminder to live your life in a way that makes you a little nervous to share with other people. Be so joyous it’s slightly annoying. Be outrageously grateful it’s confusing. Create things to create and try things to try things. 

In a world filled with sameness, trends, passing styles, I hope to be constant in my belief to do it differently. To be timelessly and classically different and non-traditional. To not be swayed by trends but to be able to try things differently. 

So maybe this isn’t as much a letter to you as it is to me. Sometimes when my mind whirls with thoughts of not enough and I can’t be it all, my best pep talk is to myself. Reminding myself of the type of human, heart, and designer I want to be.

Xx Riley

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