Lately I realized I have been experiencing Imposter Syndrome. Then I realized that this is nothing new because I have been living with Imposter Syndrome for years now. If you wondering what the heck I’m talking out, here’s a little TLDR;
“Impostor Syndrome is a pervasive feeling of self-doubt, insecurity, or fraudulence despite often overwhelming evidence to the contrary.” (Scientific American)
I dabble in various art forms: painting, photography, styling, and drawing. While some have fallen off throughout the years, others have recently flourished. From an early age I drew consistently like clockwork, I never took lessons but I was always considered a great artist, but I never really believed that I was. I just thought I was a good artist because other people were validating me and telling me. For a few years now I haven’t really painted and there’s several factors for that:
I felt I was not growing as an artist
I doubted myself when others weren’t validating me
I wasn’t impressing myself with my artwork/living up to a standard
The aesthetic of the wild child who dances through a festival underneath the moon is not only an archetype but a fashion symbol. The one who walks through flower fields and daytrips through their passports in search of a new adventure. However, there is also expression of Summer with a sun kissed glow and late nights.
Aria Lattner Jewelry embodies this style with beautifully created signature pieces. Using natural elements like gemstones. While Aria Lattner features a strong bohemian influences there’s a also a variety of styles ranging from minimalist, mystical, and southwest influences.
The brand does not skimp on quality, these necklaces features here have 18k gold-plated chain and are truly well crafted. They come across as signature pieces, to care for and treasure.
Living in Los Angeles, you fully understand the trials of traffic, and San Francisco is no exception. Being a popular city to visit, I wasn’t too surprised at the number of bicyclists cruising down the winding streets. Parking isn’t very favorable but public transportation is nearly everywhere. The weather is favorable for strolling down the districts and discovering new neighborhoods. Which is precisely what we did on our 2 day stay in San Francisco. Here’s some of what we did.
The districts of San Francisco are diverse and full of character. We spent our nights in an eclectic AirBNB in Hunter’s Point that was a 15-minute drive into the Mission District. The neighborhood was pretty quaint with not too much traffic or tourists. We mostly walked around the district and admired a lot of the murals adorning the walls and buildings.
DRINK: Sightglass Coffee for a local cup of joe, this is a sit-down café with plenty of coffee, tea and pastries. The design of the café is modern and sleek and almost asks you create conversation rather than linger with your laptop. The coffee was absolutely delicious and my first sip of what San Francisco had to offer, in terms of coffee
It’s knowing when you need to step back and take a breath. It’s accepting you will not sweep the floor or clean the dishes in that moment because you have a fever and perhaps, rest truly comes first. It’s knowing that you can ask for help, receive it, and this did not make you weaker.
Its knowing that you may have some health conditions that might follow you all your life but that does not limit you. It might challenge you but it does not limit you.
It’s coming from a history of hardship and lack of support but you decide, it is infinitely worth it to work on yourself.