These photos, if I remember right, are from the beginning of 2019. My hair was much shorter and I had a few cms more on my waist compared to these days. I mainly remember this because this skirt doesn’t fit anymore (I cry! 😭).
It’s been exactly a month since I moved back to my mother’s. Part of me remembers last year and a half living alone and, nowadays, it feels like a long, distant dream. I don’t know exactly why; maybe because it really sucked, or because SO MUCH happened in the span of only 2 years. But I can’t deny there’s been a strong change in me that will sort of define the next 5 to 10 years of my life.
Gran parte de este cambio impacta directamente en la comunicadora que hay en mí. Es cierto que no tengo aún mucha influencia (al momento de escribir esto tengo 1,8K en Instagram), pero aún así me tomo con mucha responsabilidad mi papel online; se lo mucho que uno puede cambiar la mente de las personas a través de las palabras, una foto o un video. Y sobre todo durante la pandemia, dada la cantidad de tiempo libre que todxs tenemos, me di cuenta de que tenía que mejorar mi enfoque tanto en lo que yo estaba publicando en mi blog y mis redes, como en lo que consumía a diario.
The first big step was erase all of my Tweets from my Twitter profile
I mainly focused on Twitter. I wasn’t proud of the amount of hate and negativity I was consuming on a daily basis.
I get that Twitter is a rather dark place and is known for being mega politic and negative, but I knew I could expose myself to content of value and that didn’t end up making me feel like utter sh*t.
That’s why I decided to erase all of my Tweets and unfollow many accounts that were spreading hate or negativity — I also started muting words, which is something I didn’t know existed on the platform!
I feel like I’m already being exposed to life’s dramas on a daily basis, so why make content myself that might bring people’s moods down? I know so many of us are sick of hyper positive and happy content, but don’t we all need a dose of something nice every now and then? I’d rather be part of that group of people myself. I remember the days where I’d complain about everything on social media — people would talk about me as “the girl who complains about everything”, and I didn’t like that.
I also did some re-branding on my Instagram profile
I spent the last couple years talking to you about how my style is eclectic and always changing. And even though that’s in part real, I feel more comfortable and represented by the girly, feminine style.
Ribbons, lace and ridiculous amounts of fabric have always been a distinctive characteristic of me, as far as personal style and design are concerned, and I feel connected to that today more than ever. It only takes a look into my closed to find out.
I know it’s a style that isn’t very popular in my country, but it’s the one that represents me the most right now. Besides, it’s about time someone showed people in my country something different, right?