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My First Post!

I feel like when I come across a blogger’s first post, and am struck by how funny and engaging it is, I always catch myself comparing myself to that person. How can I say that, but better? Why can’t I think of ideas like that?

What I’ve realized over the last year is how pervasive social media is in our everyday lives. How we, almost without realizing it, have built a culture in which people constantly measure their own worth by what they perceive others to have, tear each other down to make themselves feel better, all the while living lives entirely separate from the life they choose to “share” with the world.

I spent a lot of my teen years wanting to be like everyone else, and now that I am taking longer strides into my adulthood, I am able to appreciate how unhappy that has made me. Only very recently have I embarked on a journey to rediscover the childlike sense of self-worth I had before I knew of anything else, through mindful reflection, healthy lifestyle changes, and so, so many self help books (THANK YOU, Amazon Prime). So, with this blog, I’ve decided to make myself (and you guys) some promises.

I’m not going to overanalyze this, or take myself too seriously.

I didn’t start a lifestyle blog to become the next internet sensation.I started this blog because I love to write and I want to entertain others, and so I want this to be a light-hearted, positive forum for us to form connections, share beauty and lifestyle tips, and just generally have a good time 🙂

I’m going to do my very best to be a positive light for others.

Like I said above, the online world has the potential to be a very unhappy place, populated by very unhappy people who only feel whole after making someone else feel less than. With that said, there are many blogs out there spreading light and popularity and realness, beautiful people helping other people step into their confidence. I want to be one of those people. If you need a friend, if you relate to my story, or even if you just like that one post I do on makeup trends, I’m here to help.

I’m never going to misrepresent myself for the sake of empty follows and likes.

I am not intending to represent anything else other than what I am. I don’t have a fancy camera (though I’m actively saving for one) or professional photographer on speed dial. I don’t have the latest phone, must have bag, or overpriced makeup collection. The point being, I would never sell you a lifestyle that I don’t actually live. Who has the energy to keep up that kind of ruse? I sure don’t. This is just me, writing about what I know, and I’m grateful to whoever comes along for the ride.

The internet is the final frontier, so massive it could make your head spin to think about it too much. It’s so humbling to me that, out of everywhere online you could be, you are right here, right now, reading this message. I hope that with each post I write, that you feel more connected with what I have to say, and just know that I’ll never take this feeling I have now for granted. What a special thing it is to be able to create anything for others to appreciate.

Keep it real,
-Maggie <3

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