|Shirt: c/o Le Motto|
Coat: c/o Choies (less than $40!)
Pants: Lou & Grey via Loft (old), similar here & here
Shoes: BCBG (old), similar here
Sunglasses: Madewell (old), similar here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old), similar here
Do you ever look at a quote and think "Wow, I really feel much better." That quote doesn't necessarily have to be deep, it can be something quirky like 'Be Fierce' on a day I feel less confident and all of a sudden after reading it, I feel confident. I love finding quotes. In fact, I am constantly pinning my favorites on Pinterest. It's crazy how reading and hearing those words can affect who you are and how you feel. It reminds me of the saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." But what if words do hurt? What if they start to affect how you feel each day?
As Tre and I started planning our future, I started to fear about what life will be like for our future kid(s). The last thing I ever want them to go through is the feeling of hurt. Let's be honest here, kids can be brutal. This fear started to escalate when I would think back to what it was like for me growing up. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying my life was awful, but there are some bruises from the past that I wish no one would ever have to go through. It all started when we moved from the city to the suburbs.
First of all, I had to start over which is never fun. I totally felt like an outcast. I thought this would pass because eventually I will no longer be the new kid. Unfortunately, it seems like these kids made judgements of me from day one. Since I was Filipino, I was immediately judged that I am foreign. They assumed that I should be associated with the foreign exchange students from Japan because I'm Asian like them. I would hear whispers that I'm weird or can't hang with the 'cool people' because I'm not pretty enough. At first I was really hurt. I didn't understand why people didn't want to be my friend or why they would say such things about me when they didn't know anything about me. I didn't realize then, but I definitely felt bullied. This hurt slowly became resentment. All I wanted was to fit in and be like everyone else. I was constantly embarrassed. Long story short, it sent me to a dark place. I was constantly being hurt, and I rarely found good people in life. I started to put a guard up. I didn't trust many people nor did I open up to others. It's still a struggle, but as I got more comfortable with myself it became easier for me to find good people in my life and that makes it easier to open up. A lot of the positivity in my life is believing in myself and seeing certain quotes or words that remind me that life is too good to be negative. And I give so much props to Tre for having the patience and putting up with me. God bless his soul that he found goodness in me.
This is why I love Le Motto. Le Motto's mission is to spread positivity by words. Words like 'Live more, worry less' just shows that there is goodness in life. Those meaningful words can point us in the right direction. I am constantly looking for positive quotes and Le Motto just nails it. This tee couldn't be more perfect because it is so true. If people judged less and accepted more, there would be less hurt people. All it takes is a few harmful words and that's how bullying begins. With that said, 10% of Le Motto's profit goes towards anti-bullying causes. I honestly commend this company for supporting these causes.
So lets all spread the love and share positive words to one another :)
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