I’m not going to lie, I feel as if society puts a lot of pressure on people, on girls. I put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel as if I don’t do my hair and makeup everyday that I will be looked down upon. Some days, I enjoy doing my hair and makeup, some days I want to wear sweatpants and put my hair in a bun and call it a day. But when I do so, I feel as if I shouldn’t. Is it because real people are actually judging me for doing so, or are the made-up people in the made-up scenarios in my head the ones judging me?

I’ve always had this inner struggle between what I want to do (which like I said, sometimes I want to dress up more than normal) and what I feel as if I should do. Then I stumbled across “Try” by Colbie Caillat, a song that actually got me to think – which was probably the intention. It made me question why I felt like I had to try so hard. It made me realize I don’t have to try so hard. I encourage you, girls especially, to listen to this song and to realize it’s okay to be you, you don’t have to try so hard. If doing your makeup and hair every single day is your thing, do your thing, girl! If sweatpants are your thing, rock them! If t-shirts and jeans are your favorite, wear ’em until you can’t wear ’em anymore! If how you feel changes like the weather in East Tennessee, then go with how you feel that day! Be you. Don’t worry about if others like you or if they think you should act or dress a certain way. Do you like you?


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