Then and Now: #NeverSayNever
Remember when the world first discovered Justin Bieber and it felt like nearly every girl was crazy about him? Maybe you don’t. Maybe you weren’t even crazy about him. I remember that time period, and I also was not a fan. Looking back, I don’t even know why.
I mean, I just started disliking him based on the fact that a lot of other people disliked him. I never actually listened to his music or anything (I later did, and I liked them). Well, he’s still existing today, and boy has he changed. I remember two of my friends were obsessed, one obsessed with him and the other with his relationship with Selena Gomez. What a time. That was years back though.
Anyway, I just recalled one of his popular songs, ‘Never Say Never’ which I believe was also the title of his movie. The other day, I sat down and thought of how I had changed so much. There were things I never even considered I’d ever get into, and yet, here I am! I guess change is good, but not when you’re changing from positive to negative! I just wonder what else I hate now that I’ll see myself getting into 1-5 years down this track called life.
Here are the things that I used to hate/never thought I’d do/never thought I’d get into.
Wear makeup: Like I said while talking of my makeup story, featuring me, the queen of grey (find out why I called myself that here), I never used to be moved by makeup. I was going through a phase of life where I cared about my appearance but didn’t care at the same time. I would say I started getting into/using makeup in 2014. Before that, whenever I wanted to get ‘dolled up’ I’d go to my trusty friend Happiness, who would use my face as her mural. (By the way, she’s come a long way and now owns her own makeup business! Check her out @beatbyhappi) Anyway, shoutout to Youtube for making the journey smoother!
Like & Wear Inscription/Graphic Tees: Oh my goodness, if anyone told me I’d one day get into inscription tees/graphic tees I would have argued with them seriously. I hated them. I used to feel they were for children or just really childish. Now, I have a whole wish list of the ones I want in my life right now! I don’t know how this love evolved. I even want to make some too! I guess I can say it all started with ‘Thrasher’ Magazine tees & bomb Pinterest photos. Let me bless your vision with one of my favourites.
Coloured Braids: I’ve been quite conservative when it comes to the world of hairstyles. So, for most of my life I’ve used black when it comes to hairstyles. I didn’t really like the idea of coloured braids, they seemed to fit every other person except me. I discovered this perspective was dead wrong lately! I’ve used brown, red, gold, burgundy, and I hope to keep pushing myself (with much aforethought, analysis and care, of course)
Weave: Similar to the above point, I also didn’t really use weaves for a long time. For many years I was just a braids girl, then I got to my final year of high school, and I thought, why not? I actually love weaves because there’s just so many styles! My favourites are curly ones. Still experimenting colour wise though! Even though I’m more open to experimenting, I still have many reservations.
Small Bags: Oh my goodness, the hate I had for smaller handbags was REAL! I honestly believed if you couldn’t fit absolutely everything into a bag, why did it exist? Whenever I’m going out, I always take a bag with me, otherwise I feel empty. I had big bags so I could fit all sorts – papers, pens, lip balms, books, whatever was needed/might be needed for where I was going. Some people I know even joked that I have everything in my bag.
When I looked at small bags, I just felt disgusted. I thought they were soo useless! That all changed when I met one of the loves of my wardrobe – my brown bag. It’s not absolutely tiny, but it’s a size I used to look down on before. I just love how light and chic it is. Another thing I love, is that It was a thrifted piece at $3. It still has enough pockets for my over-packing habit, and goes with basically every outfit.
So that’s it! I’m sure there’s other stuff, but I just can’t remember them right now.
Is there anything you used to hate but now love?