I am super excited to share that I’m gearing up for one of the most exciting trips of my life. Today, I will be traveling to India on a 3 week humanitarian expedition with Youth Making a Difference, where I will help lead a team of High School teens to teach English and confidence building workshops in West Bengal.
This will be my first humanitarian trip ever and I am both excited and terrified. Excited about the opportunity to help inspire change, but genuinely terrified about how seeing and meeting these little girls who truly live in third-world poverty will effect my heart and soul…and if I am being completely honest with myself, I am terrified of taking a break.
After nearly 4 years of blogging/influencer marketing and 7 years in the fashion industry, I feel like I need this. A solid dose of the real world. It can be so easy to get caught up…caught up in comparison, caught up in everyone else’s highlight reel, and constantly wanting to do and be more.
We hear it all the time, do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life...that sounds nice and all, but it’s kinda bullshit. In my experience, I never stop working. When my passion became my bread and butter, the lines between work and self blurred. I constantly find my desire to be present, getting overruled by notifications on my phone. It’s hard to unplug because I love what I do so much, that I have a hard time letting go.
As a blogger, I want to be an agent for change, and it’s hard to see what changes need to be made if I am constantly looking at my phone. So no matter how scary it feels to unplug for 3 weeks, I am trusting my gut and taking this time to truly be present. I think there is value in the ability to step back, take a deep breath and truly experience the world as it is.
Can’t wait to reconnect with you all when I get back, and share all about the experiences, breakthroughs and emotions I will discover while I am there. I want nothing more than to give you, my community, the best I have to offer, and know this trip will truly be eye-opening. Thank you all so much for supporting me in my journey, and this next evolution of growth.
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