Hello friends,

This week I wanted to focus on inspiration and our personal influences, because one of this week’s goals was to create a vision board. The compilation of images, words, and quotes that I put together reflect on a few important things that I have found to be influential in my life. My blog and Instagram (@worldofwave) began as a fashion and lifestyle domain, but as I started to think about my personal experiences and my first PUB 101 assignment, it sparked a personal reflection. The vision board we were asked to create, got me to think about the double sided image that each individual has. The societal expectations to present our self image in a particular way, and to be immersed into a culture that critiques each other and edits our images to unattainable standards. That is when I began to think about how positivity, self love, and empowerment can change the way that publication can influence others.

One new challenge that I pushed myself to do, is to start a conversation or interaction with a complete stranger. It was located at a retail store, where I was interested in buying a new jacket. I had no idea if they had my size and was afraid to ask anyone around the store to see if they could help me out. Once I walked around the store a few times, I decided to go up to a sales associate and start up a conversation. We ended up talking all about fashion and style, in addition to how certain pieces can help elevate and spice up an outfit. As we were talking, we ended up spending a few minutes discussing new spring fashion and product. From this experience, I think that encounters with random people can spark a common interest and create significant dialogue with others in your community! We often hold our self identity as a method to dictate how we interact with the world, therefore taking on this challenge can be a great way to help yourself grow in new ways.

The way we create our self image and express our individuality through social media, is extremely powerful and engaging in so many ways. This week I wanted to focus on inspiration and our personal influences, because one of this week’s goals was to create a vision board. The compilation of images, words, and quotes that I put together reflect on a few important things that I have found to be influential in my life.

This vision board is a combination of different mediums, including my own personal photos as well as images from Pinterest. My choices of these quotes and images were influenced by personal experiences, my future goals, and items that represented who I am. I hope that you can join me along this blog journey and reflect on the important aspects that play a major role in your own life! If you have a vision board or inspirational quote, I would love to see it. Post it on your social media with #worldofwave, and I will be sure to check it out.

Keep on smiling!

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