The Comparison Trap

Recently I went to a concert with my friends (Jonas Brothers for the win!) As the sun went down, the air grew crisp and the sky cleared — it was the PERFECT night for a concert. We made our way to our seats, passing group after group of young women laughing and taking pictures, excitement in the air. If you’ve ever been to a concert, then you know some people go all out. Crop tops, everywhere you look. 

I should have been swept up in the excitement, but instead, a part of my brain kept locking onto every woman I passed and thinking: I wish I looked as good as she does. Once I started, I couldn’t stop: in line for the bathroom, waiting to get drinks, even when we finally made it to our seats. I continued comparing myself to those around me to see how I measured up. Whose outfit was cuter? Who looked prettier? I told myself it was for “outfit inspiration” (good try, April) but we all know that’s not completely true. I tumbled down a hole of comparison. 

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Turn Trash into TREASURE

New Year, new everything…or so it seems.

Over the past year, team DTC has had the incredible opportunity to work closely with our friends at Rue Saint Paul (you know, Brooklyn’s E X C L U S I V E sustainable closet!) And in doing so, we have learned SO MUCH about sustainability and circularity.

& GIRL…THAT has me thinking a lot about TRASH lately.

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Ditch the Clique Overcomers Tour 2021

Pink ribbons draped along the walls, brunch food steaming on the counter, sticky notes spreading words of positivity on every mirror, and of course, the iconic gold DTC balloons creating the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot. Like so many other women, I FINALLY got to see these balloons in person at DTC’s Overcomers Tour! I have been working as an intern with DTC for over a year now, but I had never attended an in-person event or met Rachel (crazy, right?)

If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending one of these events, well GIRL – I’ve got the skinny for you…

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How Can I Achieve My Dreams When I Struggle to Even Start?

GIRL, I’m going to be honest with you. Here is a list of things I did instead of starting this blog post: 

  • Had a photoshoot 
  • Posted on Instagram 
  • Changed my iphone wallpaper 
  • Scrolled through LinkedIn (that’s how you know I’m desperate)

So TRUST me when I say, I know how hard it can be to start a new project, even a small one. Sometimes, my brain feels overcrowded. It’s like a ping pong match in there — I have too many ideas that are pulling me in a dozen different directions. I feel paralyzed. Other times, I have the opposite problem and it’s like all my ideas have run dry. I have so many things I want to do, but I struggle to start any of them. Why does this happen to me…to US? 

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