I’m often a happy person with a bubbly personalty. I prefer to smile over frowning and like to see the glass half full. One misconception people who don’t understand or know me well enough is that I am just that. I believe being misunderstood is something most of us can relate to. Although I don’t mind people seeing me in a cheerful manner, there are times when I feel the exact opposite or have that “f–k off” attitude.
I put myself out there in the public eye and somehow unintentionally became a role model for younger girls. That’s a big responsibility bestowed on me, but also an honor. Peter Parker was once told, “With great power comes great responsibility.” As a child I wished for a great role model and craved it badly. Although I grew up with two older sisters, it was hell. My sisters often left me out of their girl conversations and whenever I got excited about something, they stomped on my parade. There were lots of negative influences from them and other people in my life. I would always secretly pray inside for the right answer to life. If you are going through the same internal struggles, I know what you are going through. In the end or currently I overcame it all- and at the same time I tried to share some of that positive influence onto my family. They’re still working on it 😉
I have made numerous ridiculous life decisions and a kept going down the repetitive path to a brick wall. I would consider myself a “bad girl gone good” rather than “good girl gone bad” for those who raised their eyebrows at me. Every now and then Mr. Eric thinks I’m crazy. Once in a while my naughty side wants to play but that is still part of who I am today. My past definitely carved me and is still a part of me. I feel as though in order for us to smile, we must cry. To appreciate and enjoy life, we must experience hardship. That makes the success even sweeter.
Jumpsuit: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Celine Phantom
Accessories: David Yurman Bracelet