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It's Just A Picture.

Dallas, Texas Black Fashion Blogger

It's Just A Picture.

Stephanie Jackson

I've comtemplated writing this post for awhile now. I've drafted some thoughts but then ultimately deleted them because I wasn't in the right head space to finish it. But I think I am now. When I think about creating content, scheduling photoshoots, working with brands and being a "blogger," I am a genuinely fulfilled in the work that I do because it is my passion and I know why I started. However, at the same time, I realize that posting "perfect" pictures all the time often gives the misconception that I have it all together. Those very close to me know that this is so far from the truth, but I wanted to encourage those that don't and say that, it's just a picture. 

I'll never forget hosting my first event and meeting people who came out! I was so nervous that people wouldn't show up but when they did actually show up, some were so nervous to meet ME!? ... And that was my first ... "girl, it's just a picture moment." I feel like Instagram and social media often can be discouraging - you scroll through and see all of these perfect images, and forget that there is a whole life going on behind camera that you know nothing about. I am a wife. A mother. A daughter. A sister. A friend. I cry. I feel insecure at times. I don't always have the answer and I don't always feel like getting out of bed. Truth be told, I'm somewhat of a hot mess. But I can usually pull myself together once or twice a week and shoot beautiful images that get shared here on the blog. 

I say all of this to say, be happy and content in the season that you are in and don't compare your situation to what you see online. It's a ton of fun, but it's not the whole picture, just a glimpse! 

What are you guys up to today? I hope you love this blouse as much as I do. I found it online for only $14! I'm wearing a size medium. 

XO

Steph