The weekend is coming the weekend is coming!! This weekend I am so excited to finally get to see my best friend, Lauren, in Austin! She is interning out there and is living away from home for the first time ever OMG. We have literally been separated since May 11th and that is just way too long for us.
Also, this weekend after I visit my bestie I get to go spend the night with my aunt in San Antonio! I lived with her last summer while I interned at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa (say that five times fast hahaha). I had such an amazing time last summer living with her and working out at the hotel so I am so excited to finally go back!
Hopefully on the way to San Antonio from Austin I have time to stop at the San Marcos LOL. They are literally the best outlet I have ever been to. I love them especially because they have a Lululemon! Sometimes you cannot find anything but last time I was there I swear I bought the whole store.
Another thing I am super excited for is the Nordstrom’s anniversary sale that starts this weekend!!! I will need to hit up every Nordstrom’s in all cities I will be visiting LOL. Last year I remember getting the best stuff. I have been looking online to see what I want to purchase and I literally want everything. But of course, wallet is saying heck no Cassidy. So, I am just going to have to settle for a couple of things.
Speaking of shopping, for this summer of me post I wanted to focus on self-confidence. One of my really good friends, Devin, and I have been talking a lot about this indirectly lately. I feel like one big thing with girls is our struggle to love ourselves. I did not always like my body, my face or how my hair looked and I think everyone could see it on me. Now in days I love myself so much. I love dressing my body type, I finally enjoy putting on makeup and I learned how to style my hair!
Having self-confidence and believing in yourself is the most powerful thing anyone can do. It is a game changer when you have it because you win. You win and you take the power away from other people’s thoughts. When you believe in yourself others can see it and they believe in you too. It was funny yesterday I was a photoshoot for my sorority and my sister Lida asked if I wanted my photo taken with the Houston skyline in the background. I immediately said yes and jumped right in. I kept moving and posing for every picture. All my other sisters were like wow you’re so natural, wow I couldn’t do that, oh my goodness you are so photogenic. The two things I have to say to that is first thank you, but second, I was not always that way. If you would have seen me a couple years ago I would have tried to get in the back of the picture or avoid it.
I use to hate getting my picture taken because I hated the way I looked. I would also live in terror that I would not look good in a group photo and someone else would post it. That’s no way to live your life and I realized that. A lot of the times people who do not know me look at me and think I am the most outgoing, fun person. I even seem that way to all my friends because I am really good at putting a certain face forward. But just like a lot of other people I can be shy. Not having self-confidence lead to me having more anxiety about social situations. This honestly can be hindering and it was a horrible feeling getting ready to go to a party or lunch with my friends because I always thought I was not good enough.
There is no method or outline to loving yourself. I could not tell you the exact moment I gained all of my self-confidence. But, the great thing is that I have it and I use it for good. Being kind and building others up builds you up. Never tear anyone else down because you feel bad about yourself. You just need to find what works best for you. If you need to stand in the mirror every morning and say you love yourself ten times in a row, then do it! If you do not like something about yourself you can try and change but, my advice to you is to change your mind set. Your mind is a very powerful thing and when you change your mind set on something your whole outlook will change. When you finally start to love yourself others will see how self-confident you are. Self-confidence is the best outfit you can wear, so own it and rock it girl!
Even if you have to fake it until you make it that is okay! Slow and steady wins the race LOL. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity, it’s sanity.” Take that to heart next time someone wants to put you down for any reason. Just love yourself and everything else will fall into place. Love you guys if you ever need someone to talk to anyone, I’m here!