Posts tagged Personal Growth
Allow Yourself to Be Many, Many Things

While promoting her new film, “Booksmart” at the Bumble SXSW Hive last month, director Olivia Wilde said something brilliant. Even as I sit here now typing her quote for you to read, I can feel the tug at my heartstrings. Not only because I have been on the receiving end of similar criticisms. Not only because I have jumped to similar judgments of my fellow women.

But largely because I have definitely done it to myself.

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Let's Talk About Lips

In the age of social media, comparison – particularly when it comes to appearance or beauty standards – is a constant issue. Instagramers look bloody perfect. Highlight is popping, brows are amazing, holy contour. Hey, I edit my photos, too. And there are previous posts where I know full well now that I overdid it and look like an alien.

But let’s talk about lips.

Really. That’s what I want to talk about.

I have a point, I promise.

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Comparing Yourself To Other Creatives

Recently, I caught myself doing something I am not particularly proud of: comparing myself to another person in the field of videography and filmmaking. Granted, I have enough self-awareness not to put myself alongside, say, Peter McKinnon, who has been at this game for years but I still feel I was unfair to myself nonetheless. Let me explain.

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Challenge Yourself w/ Your Camera

When I purchased my Canon T6i last year, I bought it to gain experience behind the camera so that I might improve my writing for the screen. I hadn’t imagined at the time that anyone might ask me to create videos for them when I didn’t have the aforementioned experience under my belt. Happily, I was asked, which then pushed me right into learning with a goal in mind. A very specific goal given the nightlife scene: It’s lit.

The problem with that is you can unintentionally put yourself in a box you never meant to construct by limiting your scope and over time, your work can feel – and look – redundant.

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Far From Perfect

I first came to the realization of my struggle with perfection in my early twenties. While I cannot remember if I was twenty or twenty-one at the time, I can clearly see myself standing in front of my bathroom mirror putting on my makeup one morning – a routine activity – and my mind wandering. Suddenly it occurred to me that it was a result of an event that happened when I was much younger. Because isn’t that always the case?

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