open letter

Dear all,
I write this open letter to you today to explain why I am carefree, unappologetic and unabashfully unashamed in myself, my protrayal of myself on social media and my work.
I normally do not address issues such as this due to, a tale as old as time, everyone has something to say when your back is turned but never anything to your face.
So today I address you, whether you are old friends, new friends, enemies or strangers, this is to you.
The snaps you post, the tweets you aim and your general words you use to defame my character and who I am, the rumours you spread to belittle me, is more than that. You bash my creativity. My thoughts. My soul. 
I put everything into my blog, and trust me it is not for you narrow minded assholes.
I am not the only person in the world who does this. Blogging and creativity has been about before even you and I. 
I am not trying to make it or to be famous. I am simply enjoying myself and my art. I am being who I wish to be, just as you are with your hate and spite. 
Whether you speak highly or poorly of me, I still seem to be taking up a considerate amount of your thought space, and some of you have really little of that available, I am thankful. I want you to think. The next time you make snide remarks about me buying my readers or even my followers, I am not going to correct you, you're not worth wasting that much time on, I simply ask for you to think. 
I want you to know how it feels when someone attacks you for more than who you are. However I also wish you never experience that. I hope your mind evolves and your creativity continues to flow and you find an outlet like I have.
So please take this as a request. 
A request for you to continue doing you, but just let me do me in peace. It is becoming exhausting.
I ask you to cease and desist from assuming that your opinions bother me and will stop me from living my life.
I did not enter this world with your permission and I sure as hell do not need it to do my own thing and live my life.

Yours truly, all my love. 

Why Now Is The Time To Take Risks

There's no point in being a dreamer if you never get around to the actual doing part of things. Regret is a seriously draining emotion and what could of been should never haunt your future. Taking a risk, a jump of faith, could potentially change your life yes, but isn't the purpose of life to continue to grow and evolve?
Someone close to me recently got married and we're talking about traveling and she told me sometimes she wishes she could drop it all, quit her job and take off traveling with her partner for a few years. I told her she should for it to which she replied "I've never taken a risk in my life, why would I start now!" It really go me thinking that people are willing to go their lives without taking a risk. Some of you would rather live miserable than take a chance to be happy and that isn't okay.
If you wanna launch a clothing line, do it, you wanna take a one way trip to America, do it, do whatever gets you up and out of bed, do you. Do life.
If you're thinking of taking a risk, nows the time and here's  why.

You're Only getting older
With age comes responsibilities - university, career, marriage, family, sick parents and the works. The world waits for no one! 
If you've spent years dreaming, thinking and talking about travelling the world, you're not going to stop wanting to do it, so do it. If you don't, you'll end up regretting it. It's that simple. 
Every minute you spend contemplating putting your job, renting out your place and travel is a minute you could of spent on the beach in The Bahama's. 

The Time Will Never Be Right
There is 24 hours in a day and that isn't even always enough to get everything you need done for the day. So when you're sat at your 9-5 job thinking maybe I'll start my clothing line in a couple of months when I'm less busy.. How can you guarantee you'll be less busy? what if its the opposite? What if you end up swamped in things to do and before you know it, it's been 5 years and you're still sketching on your office files!
It really is now or never, tomorrow isn't guaranteed for anyone and thats a sad truth. 

If You Don't Do, You Wont Know
As over used as it is, you won't succeed if you don't try. You may fail along the way but it's better to fail trying that to fear failure and disabling yourself. Failing and succeeding are equally as important and go hand in hand. No one finds their niche in the world without hitting a few speed bumps and getting a few bruises along the way! 

You Will Evolve
Does taking risks make you a better person? Maybe, depends on the risk.. Does it make you stronger? Yes, yes, definitely yes. So go ahead take that adventure, go sky diving, take that year off uni! Live. Just simply live your life for you and only you. Your happiness is yours for the taking! Think what's the best that could happen, not whats the worst. Change your mind set, let yourself evolve. Be the real you.