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I was recently asked what I wanted to be when I was little. I thought it was a strange and reflective question because based on the response, one could determine if they are a dream follower or a sheep. In the end I concluded that I was a little bit of both, much like the typical Millennial, and here’s why…
When I was ten I wanted to be fashion designer. I had notebooks upon notebooks filled with sketches of 50s inspired dresses with bright colors and vintage high heels. Why the 50s, I’m not sure but it was what brought me the most inspiration as an ‘artist.’ When I was 17 I wanted to be a model. I was an avid America’s Next Top Model viewer and almost submitted to be a contestant several times. I had a friend snap pictures of me in the tub of my bathroom, my bedroom, basically everywhere around my house. When I was 22 I wanted to be a journalist/writer. By that age I’d already written dozens of short stories, my memoir and was looking for reporter jobs after graduation. I was convinced that I was meant to write something that matters.
As I look at my life thus far and reflect on those former versions of myself, I can’t help but think about the blog. Why? Because at the end of the day Fabulously Average is a culmination of my dreams as a child, an adolescent and a young adult. I may not be making my own clothes but I do style the ones I own. I may not be a working model but I am the face and ‘model’ for the blog. I also write short stories about my life and the changes I experience with the introduction of each new season. And while I may not be penning something of immense substance, I am writing about things that matter – to me. I’m the editor, stylist, photographer of FabAve. I am a content creator and here is my labor of love.
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