Digging up the past helped me move forward

When I started Styling the Inside a few years ago, it was because I hoped to inspire others to create a life that feels good within. I began to share my personal stories and when my fingers hit the keyboard I began to heal my life from within!

Writing has always been a passion of mine since I was a girl. However, somewhere along the way, I lost sight of my inner girl. I lost sight of what I was truly passionate about. Although deep down inside this passion was always within me.

Getting over my fear of starting this personal blog has been a great blessing in my life.

When we are in the process of changing our life from within, and living our truth, positive things begin to manifest on the outside of our lives!

However, in order for these positive changes to occur, we have to dig tremendously deep within.

In other words, the past few years I have done some deep digging.

What did this entail for me?

Essentially, this entailed going back into the past.  Although they say,  leave the past alone in order to move forward, for my personal journey, I had to go back.

You see, for a long time, I couldn’t move forward in my life because I didn’t fully forgive myself for my past. I had to go back into the past so I could examine why I was suffering in certain areas in my life later on.  Even though I thought I had moved on from the past, the only thing I was really doing was suppressing it.

As a result, guilt, shame, resentment, perfection and especially fear kept manifesting and holding me back from being my true self!

When I began to share my personal journey (through writing and storytelling), I began to heal.

Each post brought me to a place of deep vulnerability, even if it was a funny quick blog post.

People would thank me for my writing and tell me it was so refreshing to read. And then I realized I was using my love of storytelling to heal myself but it was also healing for others.

In essence, this is what I’ve always wanted to do with my life. I’ve always wanted to write and somehow help others.

I really had no idea what was going to happen when I began this blog. I wrote a post the other day about my full circle experience since beginning this journey here. And sharing that story has inspired me to finally face some fears I have right now so I can continue to step out of my comfort zone.

This journey has brought so many amazing opportunities my way. From creating content for big brands to attending red-carpet events, but the one thing stepping out of my comfort zone and starting this blog did for me that is truly invaluable has been: the personal growth I’ve gone through within.

It can be so easy to get caught up in what other people are doing, especially since everyone is always sharing their highlight reel. But I keep reminding myself to stay in my lane because when we merge into someone else’s lane, we will crash!

My lane has been my love for writing. And a few years ago when I spoke at an event sharing a personal story in hopes to inspire others to remember that they are enough, just as they are, I was reminded that I’m a storyteller.

I’m so passionate about using my personal stories to motivate others to live a life that feels good on the inside!

The next chapter on my personal journey of living a life that feels good within is to continue to grow my brand Styling the Inside in new and challenging ways, like on stage, through videos, podcasts, and workshops.

What I  have to tell myself so I don’t stay stagnant is this:

Fear is excitement!

I hope you’ll continue to stick around as I venture into the uncomfortable, scary, ” I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m going to do it anyway” journey of evolving and growing; Styling The Inside.

If you’ve been afraid to take the leap into the unknown or you’re unsure of what you’re passion may be, my advice is this:

Go back to your past and see what you can dig up.


Jamie Xx




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