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22 Nov

WWBEYD

My blog is turning 2 this month and I am so excited!!! I can’t believe this is my second blogiversary and that I’ve actually hung in there. I’ve even had the pleasure of (virtually) meeting such amazing people along this journey!

Some people may think two years strong is no big deal, and that it takes YEARS to accomplish dreams. The thing is, I’ve literally quit every sport and almost every activity my mom thought I’d would be interested in. From dance to piano and basketball, I was never all in. Every thing that got a little tough and required practice to excel I didn’t want to take part in it. I was lazy and uninterested and I let the fear of not being good enough get to me.

This blog right here though is my baby! The drive I have that pushes this blog forward is somewhat of a surprise to me. The tears, the frustration, the comparison, the doubt is all worth the satisfaction I get from showing the world that women with big feet deserve love too and that I am strong enough to be a voice for the cause! The love and support from fellow tall women has been amazing and is definitely a reminder to keep going. It feels great to be a part of a community and you all are the reason I continue this blog.

My goal for year 2 was so step my game up, which in doing so has created so many challenges. From DIY’s to outfit inspiration, this stuff gets so tough! In the moments of being overwhelmed and wanting to throw in the towel, I immediately ask myself “What would Beyoncé do?” I know exactly what she would do and that’s what keeps me pushing, fighting and believing in my dream. She wouldn’t be the highest paid entertainer in the world if she would have given up or let doubt dim her shine!

In order to survive the challenges, you may need to create self mantras. This past week I had a huge DIY challenge, reconstructing a pair of boots (video coming soon) which was beyond frustrating but I refused to give up. I wanted to quit but had to constantly ask myself, “WWBEYD?!” In the end, boots came out super bomb and if it wasn’t for pushing myself mentally, my vision would have never prospered.

If you have an idea, put it into existence! If you are in the midst of creation but that voice is putting ideas in your mind to quit, WWBEYD? She would push through all of those thoughts of defeat and continue pushing boundaries while challenging herself to execute her vision.

Photos: Jen Young

Heels: BCBG (Nordstrom Rack) size 12
Top: Zara
Jeans: H&M
Fishnets: Torrid

Shahirah Ahmed
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