April 17, 2011

On Intimidation

Intimidation is like dipping a flimsy cracker into a jar of peanut butter.

Once intimidation sets in, confidence is suddenly broken, words get stuck and moving forward seems impossible compared to what you are up against. Recently, I've been given feedback that I need to trust myself more, speak up and be more confident. Sometimes I can be very loud and outgoing and at other times I can be practically invisible. 

When it comes to intimidation, I think the solution is as follows: you have to have the mentality that you're just as smart, pretty, strong, ambitious, educated, motivated and powerful as whatever it is that makes you feel inferior. Even if it isn't the case, if you don't believe you are worthy, no one else will. 

Below is the latest (long overdue) Not A Model photo shoot with Stef. We did this shoot post-work on the way to dinner in the city.  In the end, vulnerability is what really cracks intimidation. If you can understand that everyone has a goofy side or gets spinach stuck in their teeth, suddenly there is nothing to be afraid of.  Underneath the PR high heels and pencil skirt, I'm just a girl trying to find a mix of tough, tenacious and twenty-something.

So here's to being strong & silly, it's the only way to survive.

Sunglasses: H&M
Wrap shirt: Topshop
Shoes: Jessica Simpson


  1. Love this post and LOVE these pictures, especially the last one! And don't be afraid to share your ideas! Your blog is proof that you are brilliant and full of creativity!