Four years ago I started a little side hobby called The Darling Detail.
I coded my own website, had my mom take my pics, and then I tried to hide it from most people because I was so embarrassed by it. ????One full year went by and I’m pretty sure my mom was my only blog reader (????). I worked weekends and weeknights at @KendraScott to finance the blog and studied fashion at UT. ????
Two years went by and a good number of people told me that The Darling Detail wouldn’t be successful, but I didn’t care. I graduated, interned, worked, and got as much experience as I could – all the while planning to move to NYC to work in fashion.
???? Three years went by and my world was flipped upside down as I took a leap of faith, stayed in Austin, quit my day job, and walked blindly into a world where my passion became my full-time job at the age of 22 (and simply paying my rent was THE goal!). Four years have gone by since my first blog post…and my heart is so full. I do what I love, manage and am supported by a team of five (a big shout out to my brotographer Jordan who has taken our photography to a whole new level over the past 2 1/2 years!), work in my dream space, have seen and experienced pretty amazing miracles and am living a story that is unfinished. ????
So this is what I’ve learned: ????????????????Take the leap and pursue what you believe in, never back down to fear (don’t do it!), trust and be patient with the process, praise your way through the storms of life, humble yourself in the struggle, chase after your dreams (even if you’re the only one who believes in them), and always run after what sets your soul on fire (in my case, the glory is God’s). Thanks for supporting my dreams, darlings. I feel so thankful for you all!! ????