Finding Yourself in Tough Times

If you were to look at my blog posts for the month of October, they are all over the place. There are weeks where I’ve posted every day or on my schedule, but there are other weeks where I haven’t posted at all. Trust me, it’s not that I don’t love writing The Hat Logic. It brings me such a joy that I can’t even put into words. I love what I do, but right now, schooling comes in and kicks me in the butt. It’s not just my academics, but it is many different aspects of my life…my friends, my academics, my life in general. This post almost goes hand in hand with the post I wrote at the beginning of the month, Knowing Your Worth,  where I touch on the little things that I’ve learned about knowing how much I’m worth.The Hat Logic - Finding Yourself in Tough Times

The Hat Logic - Finding Yourself in Tough Times

Blogging is not all fun and games. There are emails, edits, partnerships, networking, etc. If you had asked me 2 years ago, a year after starting The Hat Logic, while it was still known as The Style Selections, I probably would say something completely different. At that point, I was in high school and extremely narrow-minded. The world wasn’t my oyster yet, like it is now. I had used the blog to find myself in a tough time with my school then, and that’s what I’m planning to do now.

[tweetthis]At that point, I was in high school and extremely narrow-minded. The world wasn’t my oyster yet, like it is now. [/tweetthis]The Hat Logic - Finding Yourself in Tough Times

Whistles Charlotte Shirt Dress || Topshop White Coat (similar) || ASOS Felt Matador Hat || Steve Madden Marlene Heels (similar) 

The Hat Logic - Finding Yourself in Tough TimesMy life is my life, simple as that. I’m not going to change who I am to please people, because at the end of the day, that’s not representative of myself and the brand I want to create.I love who I am and although, some people may overlook me and my site, I keep doing this because I love what I do. I’m going to laugh and play around with the code on my site to make it better. I’m going to mess up, but I’m learning. Life is a learning curve and whether you keep up with the curve or fall behind is your choice. [tweetthis] My life is my life, simple as that. I’m not going to change who I am to please people, because at the end of the day, that’s not representative of myself and the brand I want to create.[/tweetthis]

The Hat Logic - Finding Yourself in Tough Times

For me, I take one month a year to try and find myself in all aspects of my life. Whether it’s finding out that I really hate studying economics and don’t want to complete a business degree at school or that there are people in my life who are not beneficial to making me happy and stress free. If you want to stress me out, you can leave. If you want to pressure me to be someone that is not myself, you can leave. I love what I create and I know that I’m happy with the content that I create because it is representative of who I truly am. I don’t work with brands that I don’t enjoy or whose products I don’t vibe with. You know the reason I go work with SACO every time I’m in London? Because I stayed with them BEFORE I worked with them, just for a night, but I stayed with them to see how they treated me before they knew I was a writer. I knew they were a quality company and that is really the reason why I love working with them, because I trust them. I am willing to put my name and brand on the line because I know they’re a quality company that I trust.The Hat Logic - Finding Yourself in Tough Times

Finding yourself isn’t an easy task. Trust me. I’ve done a lot and learned a lot about myself, the people, and world around me in the last 3 years, but trust me…you find out the most about yourself during troubling times, so trust your instincts and love yourself. Find out who you truly want to be because at the end of the day, you’ll be a happier person for it.

The Hat Logic - Finding Yourself in Tough Times

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51 Comments

  1. October 30, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Such a lovely post! 🙂 Beautifully written and complimented by stunning imagery – those legs girl!! xx

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Glad you like the post and the imagery! Took my time picking it all out, so glad you like it! I’ve been hitting the gym, so I’m glad to see it’s paying off haha 🙂

  2. November 5, 2016 / 1:55 am

    I totally agree – finding yourself is something that takes time and experience. I think these last two years I’ve really been able to shape myself and who I want to become but it hasn’t been an easy process!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/why-i-quit-my-job

    • November 6, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      It’s always so hard to find yourself, but from your blog, you’ve done an amazing job and some amazing things over the last 2 years!!

  3. November 5, 2016 / 2:10 am

    Great post. I agree that with age, I’ve changed and grown a lot, and with age you’re always improving, learning and growing.
    I love your lace outfit. So pretty. The white and blue combo is perfect.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Glad you liked the post and I totally agree!! As long as I keep learning all is well! xx

  4. November 5, 2016 / 4:03 am

    you’re still so young! I agree, blogging is not always fun and can be stressful but always remember to have fun with it:)

    • November 6, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Blogging is like any job, but I’m very glad and grateful that I get to do it!! 🙂

    • November 6, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Hi!! It’s a long story, but my friend and I were talking about my rebrand and she used the word hat and logic in one sentence, so I ended up using something along those lines for the name! There’s a little more on my about page!
      It’s such a lovely dress!
      http://thehatlogic.com/about/

  5. November 5, 2016 / 10:12 am

    You’re so beautiful just the way you are and don’t have to change any about you to please people. They will talk anyways so like them and keep being you. 😘

    • November 6, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you love!! I’m gonna keep being me, as hard as it may be sometimes! 🙂 xx

  6. Danielle
    November 5, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Totally with you with regard to life being a MAJOR learning curve! Keep doing you, because you are fab!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  7. November 5, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Love the style of the photos — I feel like your personality really shows through! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on sticking true to your brand and yourself, loved reading this!
    Xx, K
    http://www.jassamineelaine.com

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Glad you liked the post and the photos!! I’m always such a stickler when it comes to my content, but for good reason haha!! xx

  8. November 5, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I love this post and how personal it is. I agree that finding yourself and sticking to it are very difficult things to do but once achieved, the possibilities are endless. I love this lace and blue combo. Such a girlie and pretty outfit. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      I love being personal on my blog because I feel like people identify more with me and what I have to say! I’m glad you liked it!! 🙂 xx

  9. Jo
    November 5, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    This is a very nice post to read. In life we all go through ups and downs but just need to find balances during all times. Great outfit as well.

    xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks for the love and I’m glad you liked the post!! x

  10. November 5, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Sweetie, I’m so happy I got to read such an inspiring post as I’m myself struggling with the question “who the heck am I really and what do I want to become” every now and then. I admire your strength, stamina and how determined you are to staying true to yourself! Apart from the great post I do have to mentioned that your pictures are gorgeous as well and you look absolutely adorable! 🙂

    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/2016/11/04/the-art-of-being-grateful/

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      I really hope this post helped guide you to the answer to your question!! I’ve always been a tough cookie, so I’m gonna stay myself as much as I can!! Glad you liked it!! x

  11. November 5, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this doll. PS – you look absolutely DARLING.

  12. November 5, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Aw loving this post! I can relate so much. I don’t think I have ever really found myself yet, but I’m definitely working on it! Blogging is certainly not easy but it is something that I’m passionate about! I’m so glad I got into it and it helped me find more of myself in the process.

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Just keep working at it and I’m sure it will come!! It’s a process and I’ve found that blogging has helped me find myself along the way!! xxx

  13. November 5, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Beautiful post! I love your openness and honesty and how your confidence and happiness shine through in your photographs. Keep it up!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      I’m glad I had a great photographer to help convey it all!! Glad you liked the post!! 🙂 x

  14. November 6, 2016 / 1:36 am

    You look so lovely in all the lace material here. You definitely look so dapper and I love how inspiring and motivational this post was. Always be yourself.

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      It’s such a beautiful dress and I’m glad you like it!! I took a lot of time putting it together, so I’m glad it paid off!

  15. November 6, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Such a beautiful post babe! Love the blue dress too! Thanks for sharing

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Glad you liked the post and Whistles did a good job with the dress! x

    • November 8, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Blogging is such a rollercoaster, but I love it!

  16. November 12, 2016 / 12:38 am

    I completely understand where you are coming from. It is sometimes hard to find balance between our daily lives and fine time to concentrate on our passion. You look absolutely fabulous! Keep up the good work! ❌❌

    • November 14, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      I definitely will and I hope you can continue to find a balance!! x

  17. January 9, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    This message is beautiful, and so are you! It’s the tough times that make us stronger and better, and in the long run know who we are and what we are truly capable of. Best of luck to you on your journey, you have a beautiful blog and vlog!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

    • January 13, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      I’m glad that you like it so much!! It means a lot and I really am glad that I’ve come back! It’s all going well so far and I hope I can keep it up x

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