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HeadWrap: Runway Boutique (IG: FashionFatima)

Shirt: Handcrafted Myself

Skirt: Vintage

On my 18th birthday, my father gave me a thick piece of metal that had a message engraved into it. The message said “What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?”. At first, I thought the quote was very powerful, but once I started reading it to myself over and over again, I realized the depth of the quote. Imagine all the things you could accomplish by just trying. Often times we don’t push ourselves because we are simply afraid of a negative outcome. As individuals, we live in fear, the fear of what people might think about us, the fear of judgement, and the fear of ourselves. When we are constantly fearing, we begin to get comfortable. We get comfortable with the same morning routine of getting up, going to work (or class), and we end up just being complacent with ourselves. Sometimes its nice to get relaxed and comfortable, but the slow pace cannot remain for long. In the words of the Spice Girls “spice up your life”. Instead of waking up and stepping into a comfort zone, just stop and have a 2 minute self reflection with yourself. Ask yourself how today can be better than yesterday or the day before that. Never be afraid to fail because of the outsiders trying to get inside of you. Wear that violet shirt that has been sitting in your closet for months now, because it probably brings out the color in your eyes. Try a new hair style, hair cut, or even a new hair color. Start a new spiritual connection with yourself or wakeup early and go to the gym to start your day with movement. The least you can do for yourself is, when you wake up, look in the mirror and love what you see. When we stop living in fear, we begin to befriend ourselves, and when we begin to love ourselves we can be available to love the world that surrounds us.

Peace and Love,

            IvyCoco

All Photos taken by : IG@TheFlowerPapi

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