How to Deal with Feeling Inadequate

As I’ve created this blog and started this journey, there have been times when I’ve felt the whisper of inadequacy peek into my head. Thoughts of self-doubt will plague my mind and get loud enough that I start second-guessing myself and what I’m doing. There are are days where I feel like I want to throw up my hands and quit.

This feeling is especially prevalent whenever I’m scrolling through my social channels, especially instagram. I see the many bloggers who inspire me and I think to myself, I have no business being here! What right do I have talking about fashion and sharing my thoughts?! I’m not good enough. I transfer my own doubts onto those around me, and start believing that others must feel this way too. They must look at me and think I’m a fraud.

In these moments, I try and remind myself that “doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will”  by Suzy Kassem. We so often doubt our own ability to achieve our dreams, that we kill them before they even have a chance to prosper. I love what I’m doing with this blog and I love sharing my life with you and I hope (and think) that translates! It’s so much fun coming up with content, doing photoshoots, and growing something from the ground up. I try to focus on those aspects of this blog that I love, which suppresses the doubt I’m feeling.

My happiest moments are when someone tells me they read and enjoy my blog or whenever someone starts chasing after their own dream, and credits me with somehow inspiring them. I could have no followers on social media, and those two things would still make it all worth it.

Life is far too short to not chase after what you want. Don’t doubt yourself, go after it. As long as you believe in yourself, that will translate and others will start believing too. And when that little voice in your head starts telling you that you’re not good enough, tell it to shut up! You are enough and just putting yourself out there, chasing after what you want, that authenticity matters in this world that is so often unauthentic.

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  1. I absolutely love following you in this journey and am amazed by your dedication and girl you definitely should be talking about fashion!! I mean I just bought an $80 curling wand because if you!

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  2. I absolutely love following you in this journey and am amazed by your dedication and girl you definitely should be talking about fashion!! I mean I just bought an $80 curling wand because if you!

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  3. Kelsey, I love this post! “Life is far too short not to chase after what you want.” If there is ever a time I needed those words the most it was now… Thank you! Keep it up, girlfriend! Loving your content and your photos!

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    1. Thanks, Kierra! It’s always nice to have a little reminder & I’m guilty of often forgetting it. Go after what you want – you’re amazing. And thank you for following along with me here. It literally made my day when I saw you signed up to follow my blog.

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  4. I love this post and I love that you are chasing after what you want! I think you belong here and I love following you and having you in my community! I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you! xoxo

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