I’ve gotten asked more than once if I’m still LDS after deciding to become a blogger. And I’ll get right to the point. YES.
Of course I get backlash. “Your clothes are immodest. How are you still LDS?”
First of all, God doesn’t care what I wear. So you shouldn’t either.
Secondly: I feel confident!
Thirdly: The majority of my clothes are actually modest. I do own a few jumpsuits and dresses here and there that are like spaghetti straps and such, but that’s occasional.
For my day job, I am required to be modest and professional. So of course pretty much all the clothes I own are associated with my job. (Because lets be honest, I don’t want to wear the same outfit every day) 😉
It’s okay to wonder if maybe I’ve gone off the deep end. “She’s LDS, doesn’t that mean she has to wear those Garment things or else she’ll go to hell?”
Like I stated in the beginning, God doesn’t care what I wear And that sounds cheesy, and something a total Christian would say. Well, let me tell ya. It’s definitely cheesy, and I’m a total Christian.
Deal with it.
But in all seriousness, I’ve had a lot of insecurity issues since becoming a blogger. You never hear about that part. All you see is how confident I’ve become and the cute outfits I like to post. But there’s definitely been some insecurities that have come with it. I do feel judged sometimes, and that’s hard for me. I don’t like people thinking I’m a bad person. (Who does?)
I don’t like people thinking I’ve thrown out all of my beliefs, because it is 100% not true. I still go to church, and of course like a normal person it’s hard to go sometimes. I don’t say my prayers every night like I should, and I don’t read my scriptures as often as I should either. I’m not a perfect Christian, but I don’t have to be. God knows my heart enough to know I love Him. He’s not going to toss me to the side because of a few outfits I’ve decided to wear. That just wouldn’t be Him.
I’ve gained more confident as I’ve continued blogging and posting, but I’m still learning. I’m still learning to ignore those people that judge-because they WILL and DO judge. You can’t let it get to you, and I know that. Some days are hard, but, like I said, I’m still learning. So that’s okay.
Most importantly, I’m learning who I am. Isn’t that what we all want in life? To know who we are and where we came from and where we’re going? The last two are debatable for some, but the first one you do kind of have to figure out on your own.
And it’s a learning process, for sure. But that’s what makes it so worth it in the end. When you just find that one thing that’s. . . YOU. Something YOU are good at. Something that makes you feel like you’re worth something or that you’re actually doing something.
This is my passion. It never used to be, but when I decided to try it out, I wondered why I never did. I was always pretty into Fashion, but never did a lot about it because I didn’t feel like I had enough support to do it. I’m pretty stubborn in that regard. (Though my husband has always been my biggest supporter)
But with this growing community of other fashion/lifestyle bloggers, I feel like this is always what I was meant to be doing. I shouldn’t have worried about whether I had enough support or followers. It’s me.
And yes, “me” is still an Active Christian. I love my religion, I love that there are so many other religions, and some of the nicest people I know and have ever met don’t even belong to a religion!
Everyone is different, but I think we can all agree on just loving each other.
No judgement, no hate.
That sounds cheesy too. And it is.
But like I said earlier, no Christian is perfect. Heck, I know some pretty mean Christians. I’ve met some really nice people who aren’t Christian who were still nicer. You can’t judge a person based on their religion, or lack of religion.
We’re all just people in the end, trying to live the best life we can live.
And I’ll continue to live my life the way I’ve been living it, because I love it.