I have to bare my soul to you, because things are going to change around here.
Fox Park has been a journey over the last year. Actually, my experiences in blog writing over the last 3 years have been a roller coaster as many of my loyal readers know.
The magic of writing a blog is that you learn so much about yourself in the process. What you love to write about, what you don't love to write about - and exploring & experimenting with topics every week... What will help my readers most today? What are people talking about? What can I create that is different?
But as another week passes, I'm afraid that what I've discovered is that although I write about things and talk to people about things that I am truly passionate about and interested in, and know are helpful to a community at large - what I've discovered is that I'm shirking my own responsibility to truly be myself.
The word 'Responsibility' chose me this year, and it is resounding off of everything I do and everything I think about so far in 2016. Causing me to have melt-downs, causing me massive fear, and causing me to realise that I have a responsibility to myself to wholeheartedly embrace an industry that makes me come alive - something that I avoided due to misalignment of my beliefs as a human being.
I believed that the fashion industry is fickle. I believed it was shallow. I believed it was unsustainable, un-environmental, unethical, and exclusionary. Which on many levels, the industry can be.
But I've also discovered a growing side of it that I began the journey to want to contribute to 18 years ago when I first studied Fashion Tech at College and was obsessed with thrifting, and when I first attempted to have my own sustainable fashion range when I started a business with My Love almost 10 years ago.
So many failures, so many attempts at what I wanted but so much fear held me back from realising my true passion and purpose in life. And I've realised I've been doing this to myself again.
The only reason I know this is true, because I am REALLY REALLY passionate about everything I've done with Fox Park so far, is that when I think about focusing so much more on style, on thrifting, on vintage restyling, on designing - my eyes light up, my heart skips a beat, I giggle like an excited school girl, and I fall in love all over again.
So things are going to change around here.
I will still do a post once a week about all important mindset change to bring more confidence into your life - and STOP the damaging effects of Comparisonitis - because this is something that I love to talk about and is a huge part of who I am.
But I will do a lot more writing and posting on three style topics I love:
- Finding your unique fashion style and the 'super-fox costume' that empowers you to be you
- Hunting for vintage and second hand clothing styles or fabrics
- How-To's to give you more confidence to understand tips and tricks for dressing, create a capsule minimalist wardrobe with maximum style, and all round make shopping painless and a fun journey for you to explore and experiment with.
- And I'll also chuck in some other interesting tid-bits that I think you might like to read or watch!
I hope you will stick it out with me here Foxes. Together we will go hunting for your unique style and self-confidence that makes your heart skip a beat, puts a sparkle in your eye and enables you to fall in love with yourself all over again.