So that's when I feel cool. Uncool would be how I feel right now. This isn't negative. But my bathrobe and top-knot hairstyle and bushy eyebrows do not inspire a strut. Instead, in these moments, I realize the coolness of others.
There aren't many blogs I keep up with, to be honest. It isn't that I don't have the time. But you can't be in everybody's head; there are just a few heads I like to walk around in. Blogs are kinda like potato salad - you can't consume everyone's.
For several years, I have been following a few women religiously, via their respective blogs. They post and I am THERE. I'm a fan. I like what I'm reading. But more than that, I stand in awe.
You see, it's not just words on a page about their day. It's not just good fashion advice. It's not ranting about life. It's guts; chutzpah. We all live life, but these women put it out there, and in a comical, relatable, useful way that makes you devour every word like your life depends on it.
I like writing, but I fall out of love with doing it, occasionally. I'm afraid I'm not serving the people what they want. Am I funny? Am I pushing my political opinion? Am I throwing shade? The bloggers that I love write with way more regularity than I do and, it must be said that every single post grabs me. I'm 100% invested in all of it. I wonder if they have these thoughts that I do.
When posting, I sometimes think about possible criticisms. I need to get out of that. Folks are ALWAYS going to criticize and have different opinions and not express themselves with grace. It happens. But aside from all that, you get these awesome followers. Amazing people to converse with. There are more of those than there are trolls. Seek the positive.
I stand in awe of not only the talent of these women, but the fact that they just put it out there. In your face. And it inspires me when I'm like, "But I don't have anything to say. I can't write. I can't share." Everyone has their uncool moments and it's fine to share them.
I should share these women's blogs with you, huh? You wanna know, right? Here goes:
Awesomely Luvvie - http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/ - Luvvie's blog is not for the ignorant nor faint of heart. She writes and makes me cackle with laughter! More than that, she speaks a lot of truth on many subjects from celebrities behaving badly to political craziness.
I Love Dookie - https://ilovedookie.wordpress.com/ - This is a blog by someone I actually have met several times in real life and she's cool as a fan. Ayanna Dookie is a comedienne and force to be reckoned with. In her "About Me" section, she describes herself as "unapologetically inappropriate". I've always sort of been that way myself. She is hilarious and relatable, making me share her blog posts with others, thinking, "This gripped my entire soul. Someone's else's soul needs to be gripped." She recently had the balls to leave her job and move to NYC to really pursue comedy. How many of us can say that we just dropped everything and moved to do what we wanted to do?
Capitol Hill Style - http://caphillstyle.com/ - Belle is a local (to DC) blogger. Her blog is my go-to for all things fashion. She works on the Hill and realizes the importance of smart dressing. Her tips and tricks and product recommendations are pretty much always on point. This is more than just a beauty blog, as she shares so much about professionalism and how to navigate the work world.
As I said, I stand in awe. These women do what I'd love to do. So now, inspired, I'll try to be better about writing. And life. I'll be better about life.