Monday, May 5, 2014

poised & _________

Hello, everybody!! This blog post is going to kick off a new series on my blog called "poised and _______." In these posts, I want to give my thoughts, experiences, and advice about topics that you all are struggling with or simply have questions about. I want to provide a safe place for my readers to be able to question, debate, and form their own opinions about the trials and tribulations that life chucks our way. To me, one of the most admirable traits in a person is the ability to be assertive with his or her own opinions and explaining the reasoning behind them to a point where you can tell that they've put a lot of thought and effort in to formulate them. 

Growing up, I have always had a sort of internal dichotomy in my personality. In my head, I have strong opinions about most things. However, in public, I get shy and nervous about expressing my ideas to others for fear of them judging me. Because of this, I either don't say anything or let myself get bulldozed by (insert name of assertive person here) when I don't speak up fast enough and can't effectively articulate my point. It's something that I still struggle with to this day. 

Upon creating this blog, I not only had dreams to share adorably coordinated outfits with all of you, but also I wanted to provide a place where kids my own age could come and express themselves. I wasn't sure just how that was going to play out, but I knew it eventually become a part of my blog. I want you all to feel comfortable speaking your mind to others (in a respectful manner) without feeling like you've got to put on a suit of armor to face the criticism you're afraid you might encounter. So far, I have truly cherished the interaction I've had with my readers and followers on social media, and I can't wait to continue it here on the blog!

If you have any suggestions of topics or questions you'd like to discuss, please leave them in the comments section or e-mail me at poisedandpreppy{at}gmail{dot}com.

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Aaaannnnddd, that wraps up another post here at P & P!  Please let me know what y'all think in the comments because I love hearing with you have to say. Thanks so much for reading today's blog post, and have a fabulous day!


  1. Very interesting! I look forward to seeing how this turns out. Topics... lets see.... I would love to hear thoughts on the debate over promoting healthy body image vs. promoting health according to current scientific standards (which often necessitates "body shaming", or in plain terms condemning those with very high body fat percentages.) There are really good points on both sides of this issue, but it unfortunately always seems to devolve into name calling and shouting.

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

    1. I'm not sure if I'm the best judge of this, but it certainly gives me inspiration for this series! Thanks for your input! :)