Class to Closet: Define Success

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Define Success

What's your biggest fear? I think mine is being unsuccessful. Unsuccessful in a class. Unsuccessful in a relationship. Unsuccessful in life. To me being unsuccessful is not doing something to your fullest personal best. Success means so many different things to so many different people. I recently had to give a speech in one of my Comm classes and it had to be about ourselves. We had to choose an object that represented ourselves. I, to no surprise, thought of my digital camera that I use to take my blog pictures and record my YouTube videos. However, it's very rare of me to tell people I lead a different life on the internet. I'm not one to introduce myself as Nicole, The Blogger. 

When I was talking to Tyler about how I was too shy to tell 20 odd people about my blog he flat out said "You shouldn't be embarrassed. I highly doubt anyone in that room is a blogger too". 

Well turns out, he was right. It went great. As I'm sitting here writing this, I realize I don't share my blog life in real life because I don't think I'm successful. Sure, I have around 10,000 people who follow me on my online life, sure I have companies who reach out to me and want me to review their products regularly. However for some reason, I don't feel successful. 

Will I ever feel successful with blogging? With my home decor? With my collection of clothes? Is this society telling me I need more.. more shoes, more readers, more more more?

Food for thought I suppose.
Happy Wednesday, by the way ;)
xo Nicole


  1. Loving your cardigan! I'm really new at blogging and I'm still struggling at fitting it into my day-to-day schedule. (Wish me luck?) But I have done a few businesses with other people and I've had a small start on my audience, so I'm still keeping my head up. I do agree that it's not always a bad thing to let other people know about your blogging life.


  2. I def have the moments of self doubt too, but as bloggers we should be proud of the work we do!
    Loving this cute!

    xx, Alyssa

  3. I need a pair of boots like that. I've been keeping my eye on a few. I love the gingham as well!

  4. I feel the same way! You should be proud of what you do. Love this outfit!

    Enter to win an 8x10 macaron print today on the blog!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  5. I have felt the same way as your before. I to the point I pretty much let everyone know I have a blog.