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"Bitter Sweet Symphony" (feat. Madewell Men's)
Midweek already! Shit, I literally just said that last week. It's going by way too fast and I'm trying to keep up with it. I'm literally in a moving state of mind. I need to find a place to live within the next 4 weeks. It's not easy looking for a place to live on the other side of the country, when you're not even there to see it for yourself. It is also not easy when you really don't have anyone helping you find the place you need to stay at. I just want to be out of here before Christmas. That's all I want. I know it will happen. I'm determined, and when i'm determined, it always happens for me. I'm stressed, but i'm calm. I'm really calm and really feeling the emotions of someone who is about to move away from everything he's ever known. I've been thinking a lot about liars. Why do people you care for lie about things straight to your face? As I continue walking down to the exit of this yellow brick road, I ask myself, as I begin to forgive those who have done me wrong, why lie in the first place? It is something that is really bugging me. I would feel ashamed to not be so authentic. I don't want to feel like my truth is half assed. At some point, I did, because I let myself hide certain aspects. But this is not about me, this is about understanding why you have to lie to my face. Recently I saw someone I love do something really shady. I was out and I saw it with my own eye. I've been trying to figure out how to address it, because it has made it a little awkward. Old me would be crying like crazy and freaking out. New me is just trying to understand, why this person can't be straight forward and own up. I was just having a conversation with my sister about men needing to own up to their truth. As we see in todays society, men are not willing to be as truthful as they should or claim to be. There's shady shit all around. If you have needs, speak up, and say what you want. Rather than going behind someones back and disappointing not just them, but everyone else that you love. There are things you can be ashamed of, but as I have learned in therapy, if you just speak out to the people that you love and say what is on your mind, don't expect judgement from them. No one will judge if your'e being honest. If they care for you, they will try to meet you in the middle. As I try to understand the mindset of a liar, I hope this person can try to understand the power of the truth, not just that, but the power of living in your truth.
Photographer: Courtney Johnson
What I'm Wearing: Jacket - Madewell Mens, Shirt - Forever 21, Jeans - H&M
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Stories From My Life - CHAPTER 16: THE FINAL CHAPTER
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Stories From My Life
(APRIL 17- PRESENT)