Based in Middleburg, Virginia. City to Saddle is a blog by Dasha Ivandaeva. Follow along for lifestyle, beauty, and personal tips.

Be You!

Be You!

Living in such a “storybook” town really has its charm. Its quaint, lovely, and you know everyone everywhere. However this can really bring its share of trouble too…

If you say something wrong, say something right or don’t say anything at all…it’s all wrong. Everyone has an opinion, and don’t get me wrong, that’s just life sugar and you better deal with it, but in a cute little town, where its not real life, that opinion can turn into some real sh*t, if you know what I mean.

Hell, there will always be someone who has an opinion whether it be on the internet or in person, literally ALWAYS, but you need to know who you are as a person in order to step away from it. Where I live, I think it can sometimes be hard to be your own individual…its all too cliquey. Which, don’t get me wrong, can be hard! But I’m here to tell you that sh*t, bitch, it does not matter. AT ALL! Who cares if that person thought this or said that? I’m not saying you have to be out of control and a total ass, but being able to just separate yourself from the pack is such an important life skill, one that sometimes takes YEARS to achieve. I think I’ve been lucky in the sense that I, shall we say, “matured” young mentally, and went through enough shit young that I know who I am. But what I also know is that I will evolve, and I know who I want to be and what I want to have when I do grow into this person 10 years down the road!

Sometimes living in this “fantasy” land, you never really grow up. Kids act like adults, and adults act like absolute children. Everyone wants to be everywhere, and if thats your jam great, but know that its not cute when you’re 40, 50, even 60 and you aren’t an individual. You are just a group relying on each other, and not in a positive way. This is reality, and sometimes it takes being pulled out of it to see how far in you are.

So go get a hobby, find something to do or meet new people, but getting out of your bubble is the only way you will grow, change, better and evolve. Be your own person damn it, and stop worrying. Worry about things that truly matter, things that you can change. Because truth be told, peoples opinions don’t change and you know why? Because they don’t actually care. They think they do because its what everyone around them thinks. They cant think for themselves. Be a person who can think for themselves. Be you! Don’t be anyones shadow, or idea of what they want you to be!

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

~Dr. Seuss

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