The kick off to our 'love yourself' window has been amazing; we wish we could keep the window all year long. We've also seen on our facebook and instagram some awesome messages about loving yourself. One of those came from an awesome blogger we've gotten to know, Katie Green, the founder of thatgeekonline.com Katie is one of the coolest people we know - from her personal to geeked out blog posts, she inspires us here at Grey Rock to be ourselves, and love our quirks too. We asked Katie to come share with us a bit of why she loves herself. After an awesome afternoon together, Katie wrote a blog post for us and her website to talk about our time together. We hope you enjoy.
This past week I did something very exciting but very out of my comfort zone. I’m not a huge fan of having people take my picture, and I never have been. Being a selfie girl, you can manipulate the camera to make you look the best you can be. You edit it and choose what is uploaded at the end of the day. Maybe I am a control freak, but as far as the internet is concerned, I’m the cutest damn control freak you ever saw.
So when I was asked to be part of Grey Rock Co’s campaign in February, it was a mixture of excitement and sheer TERROR. “They choose the clothes? They take the photo? This is completely out of my hands?” But it was so lovely of them to want to include me and I would kick myself for letting the opportunity slip away, so it was time to suck it up, buttercup. My friends heard a lot of my anxieties, and whilst making plans to go in and have my photo taken, I forgot to breathe (a lot).
I have made the decision to put myself out there by being on the internet, so doing new things and scaring myself is something I have to get used to. Because I’d rather live a terrifying, extraordinary life instead a comfortable, ordinary one. So that means getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Finding peace in the moments where your heart is racing and you are so far away from the normalcy of your life, that you just want to run away. Sometimes those are the most amazing moments of all, and they are so worth it.
The theme for Grey Rock’s campaign was “Love Yourself” and I’d like to think I was loving myself by having the courage to step outside my comfort zone. Because who wants to do the same thing day after day? Not me, that’s for sure. As for the the actual experience? Was not that scary at all. I got to wear a cute dress and Dallas, the lovely employee and photographer, was so helpful and kind. I’m so honored to be part of this “Love Yourself” campaign, and I hope my little story inspires some of YOU, the readers, to step outside your comfort zone. Love yourself enough to be brave and do something even if it terrifies you.