It’s easy to get discouraged when you’re going after your dreams. Sometimes it’s not others that discourage you, or tell you “it can’t be done.” No, no – those are your motivators. But the discourager? Yourself. Your inner critic.
My inner critic happens to be an asshole *insert laughing emoji* – and I’m meeting more and more of her the more I pursue my dreams *insert intimidated emoji*. If you’ve been following me on social media and/or read my last blog post, you know I’m currently stepping out of my comfort zone and, what feels like, into a war zone – with myself, that is.
I’m inspired by so many talented makeup artists like, Carli Bybel, Hrush, Kat Von D, Liza Lash, Huda Kattan (just to name a few). Let’s face it, they are phenomenal at what they do! These ladies make me feel like it’s possible to do what I love! And why not?
Well – my inner critic begs to differ – apparently, there are many reasons to “why not?” and she’s not afraid to hold back with her bullet point list of reasons.
you’re not experienced enough
you don’t have the right tools
you’re not creative
you don’t have a cosmetology background
you’ll only get as far as working in a retail shop
no one will want you to do their make up
stop while you’re ahead
The list goes on and on.
How does some one overcome this? Well, you can either be your own worst critic, or your biggest supporter. From this day forward, I’m going to choose to believe in myself, push to conquer my dreams, and be the makeup artist that so many idols have inspired me to be!
In this battle within myself, I’ve learned one thing “you must first love yourself” before you can love anything else.
So, inner critic, bring it on! *insert fist punch emoji*