Don't Let ANYONE Put You In A Box

Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a great weekend. I spent mine working, spent some time with a few dear friends, and topped it off last night with pizza with Brandon at Belle Napoli. 

I wanted to write this post to encourage you all to BE YOURSELF! Society has a funny way of labeling you, judging you and telling you who and what you can do based on what they think is appropriate. I'm here to tell you all that that is complete bullshit. You need to do what makes you happy- dress the way you want to dress, say the things you want to say, hang out with who you want to hang out with, do the job you want to do, and on and on and on..... catch my drift? 

Someone is always going to talk badly about someone else who is #livingtheirbestlife. I think there is a certain type of person that feels threatened by others who are confident & having fun in their lives. I'm here to tell you today - keep doing what you love, stay true to yourself, and ignore those who wish to speak badly of you or see you fail. People's words about you (or actions) say more about them than it does about you. 

I am so thankful for my support system. They encourage me to be myself, and they love me for me, just as I love them for who they are. If I, as a CPA, did and behaved exactly as society expected me to do - can you imagine how bland I would be if I did numbers all day, after day, after day, and never had any fun or followed any of my other passions? Thank God I'm confident enough not to be stuck in a "box." Thank God I have a supportive husband who is my #1 Fan and I can guarantee he loves my sense of humor and inner child more than he loves my CPA license. Thank God for family & friends who <3 me and are loyal to me. 

Have you ever felt judged for being yourself? Personally, I'd rather spend my time empowering each other than tearing people down behind their back. Cheers to all of you who are brave enough to show the world your true self, instead of pretending to be something else. 

Photo by Andrea Kinnear Photography + Design

Photo by Andrea Kinnear Photography + Design

On a happier note - I'm going to post some more pictures of the Gucci-inspired patched denim jacket I've been working on. After some encouragement from a friend, I'm considering offering a design & customization service for these jackets through my website. Do you have a denim or camo jacket you want patched up? There are SO many fun options available on Etsy. I can take pics of my jacket and give you some ideas. I'm also waiting on some more t-shirt samples to come in so I can finalize the designs. I can't wait for you all to be able to SHOP my website and it will begin with these t-shirts. I'm aiming to have this up before the end of April. Everything will be totally "Tongue In Cheek Chic" inspired. 

Lastly, I'm so excited for our next Savannah Influencers meeting later this week. Andrea is coming down from Charleston for the meeting and staying with us for the night. We are busy working on ideas for our next "Gives Back" initiative for our community. Can't wait to see everyone! For more information about Savannah Influeners, visit our website Here.