no.10 For stability // Against standing still
The norm can make us feel
Like reaching stability is the end of the road. We forever distract ourselves from what we want to build, acting too busy to commit to anything, feel secure or smell the roses.
Will remind you to, first of all, not freak out at the sound of the word "commitment", and second, to remember that settling down doesn't mean standing still, holding off on dreams or growth (or anything else you want to add to the list). It could just mean committing to the things and people that make us happy.
Or, it'll just make you look really hot, either way, it's all positive!
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I thought stability meant playing it safe
I thought stability meant playing it safe and commitment meant forever - and that was unacceptable. I committed to deviate from life-long safety and found stability in books and the idea of adventure. It was settled, in my childhood brain, I had projects (Novelist/ Performer/ Arctic explorer) to see through.
no.08 For insecurities // Against self-doubt
The norm wants us to
Deny what we're uncomfortable with, hide our doubts and fake confidence.
will remind you that you have to trust yourself. Discomfort is often what we grow from. There can be a silver lining in owning our insecurities.
And, if you're not in the mood for that, wearing this will surely make you feel 10/10.
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The voice in my head was wrong
By TashaAs a rebel-from-birth/atheist/mild anarchist, my life has always had me walking in the opposite direction from most people. I was different from my friends at school, oddly so. I specifically shunned the mainstream popular culture and general hobbies and interests they followed together. In retrospect, I wonder why I was in that group at all. This led me to believe that I was weird and different, and my schoolmates didn't shy away from bullying me to remind me.
no.07 For signs // Against Fate
The norm tends to
Say that we're condemned to one future we have very little control over unless we get lucky.
Will remind you to follow your instincts, trust yourself, and look out for the signs because they lead to your greater purpose
Or, it'll just make you feel gorgeous and that's perfectly fine too.
Life's glimmering moments of understanding
2020 has been difficult for everyone, without a doubt. Definitely, a year to remember but also one I would eagerly forget. For me, it started with the abortion of an unplanned pregnancy. My long-term partner and I didn't feel like it was the right moment for us to start a family. Days after, he was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, and the fight for his life began. Within weeks we heard of the global pandemic making its way to the UK. As if that wasn't enough to pull the rug from under my feet, I also had to deal with the sudden news of my partner's infidelities.
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