…this was what I wore yesterday. I had every intention of posting it while still wearing this, but after school I went to ceramics, tried to rest, then went to a coffee shop with some friends to see some local musicians.
Anyway, it’s finally out – I’m one of the winners of the Chictopia10 contest! I still can’t believe it, I keep trying to process it in my head, but it’s just not working! Seeing my name on the list… it’s just very unreal. I’ve always considered myself to be fortunate, and lucky for the most part. However, I do feel that I’ve been cut short sometimes. I wasn’t expecting to win. I almost feel undeserving, but I know I shouldn’t.
I can’t even explain how I felt when I saw the email stating I won. At first I doubted it – perhaps it was a congrats to everyone who tried, the winners will be announced soon, and so forth (it involved a ton self-doubt). But nope! So my jaw dropped, and stayed detached from my mouth for the rest of the morning. Probably the best way I’ve ever started a school morning! Clearly, I had to explain this to my family. I’ve actually never mentioned “blogging” or why I take pictures of myself using the self timer, but they were pretty supportive. I don’t have the type of parents who would scold me for posting pictures on the internet, but I never knew how I’d ever bring my blogging habits up. I guess this works!
I’m so excited! And nervous! And excited! I can’t wait! I can’t believe I’m finally getting to meet fabulous bloggers from Chictopia and beyond. I can’t believe this has landed in my lap – absolutely a pleasant surprise! Who am I but a sixteen year old suburbanite who isn’t very tall in this industry? I guess I’m someone!
Thank you, everyone. Thank you, Chictopia. I’m still in disbelief, and I probably will be up until I’m there.
PS What should I wear?…
PPS Totally wore the dress from my winning entry on purpose… but this time as a “skirt.”