Welcome! This is Wild Pretty Things – The personal diary of all things that make me smile, make me think, or make my little heart pitter-patter out of extreme joy.
Now you might be asking, what’s with the name? Since I can remember I have struggled with who I am. The pressure of a young girl’s life hit me strong with insecurities and I spent most of my younger years trying to be what I thought people wanted me to be – trying to fit in – instead of trying to think about who I wanted to be. I felt like I had so many different people inside of me and the thought of choosing, of putting myself in a box that I would forever have to live up to was… well it was too much to bear.
A girl grows up being told that she should always be herself while also being told that she must always be perfect. We are taught that our value is in our looks and not in our abilities. In the face of being told over and over that I had to be pretty, smart, popular, and thin I was totally overwhelmed. I come from an Italian family so food is love and I never met a food I didn’t love. I absolutely had an awkward stage and will fully admit that I am the swan that came from the little ugly duckling. I also have a pretty strong introvert side that made it really hard for me to make friends outside of the group that I had grown up with. I was smart – That I can say with full confidence, but when you feel like you only have one of the four things that every girl is “supposed” to have it leaves you feeling like you’re not enough.
The hardest thing for me to do was to see that I can be anyone & anything that I want to be. This seems so simple, yet in a world that is constantly trying to label woman and tell her what she should be, sometimes turning off all that white noise can be a huge hurdle. Above all else, I had to learn to trust myself and be confident in the person that I am. Self-love is the greatest gift I have given myself and it has made all of the difference in the world.
Wild Pretty things is based around the idea that I don’t have to choose. This is me breaking out of the boxes of what the world says that a women should be and deciding that I am just going to be ME. This is me embracing my Wild and Pretty sides. Now, what exactly does that mean to me?
Life on the Wild Side –
Fun Loving and Spontaneous
Always looking for a new adventure
Doesn’t do trends – She has a style all to her own
Always the life of the party and loves to meet new people
Outspoken and always willing to defend what is right
More Then Just a Pretty Face –
This girl has a got a brain and wits to match
Always effortlessly put together
Detailed and organized
Loves a quiet evening in with a book and coffee (Coffee with anything really )
Great listener who always offers the perfect advice
Whatever sides you have inside yourself, I hope that you learn to embrace every facet that makes up the beautiful person that you are and run with it. It’s our differences that make each of us special and this is a place where that will always be celebrated.