It's true, that nothing is what it used to be. In fact, it's even better.
(WARNING LONG SPEECH/THANK YOU MESSAGE COMING UP)
I started using polyvore for fun. It was something that one of my best friends had showed me when we were both still in middle school. I thought it was cool so I made sets on here, but I was never really serious about it. I mean, I loved fashion at the time but I didn't know much about it.
But then, I started making more and more sets because I realized that I really liked doing this. I tried to learn more about fashion and what goes and what doesn't, how outfits were put together, what kind of pieces completed the outfit, how I could use certain articles of clothing to create a certain style whether it be edgy or cute or chic. And this took time. A lot of my old sets are inconsistent. Some worked and others didn't.
One day, I logged on and I realized I had 50+ notifications. This had never happened before and I was so bewildered at where all these likes and comments and messages had come from. I was so grateful and I was so excited because my creations had started making people feel something. I thought though that this was just something that had happened by luck. That this day was an outlier, but it wasn't, because the next day it was the same. And it went on and on until we get to the present. My sets also got better as I went along too. Now, all my sets express who I am and what I like; it wasn't always like that before. Before, I was trying to be someone that I wasn't.
I am so grateful and appreciative of everything that everybody has done for me on this website. Not only has polyvore been an outlet for me online, it has changed me in real life. I started applying what I did on polyvore to my own closet and finding my own style with my own clothes and this has given me 600 times more self-confidence than I have ever had when I was in middle school. I am so proud of myself and I am not ashamed to say that because whatever, it's true.
Recently, I've hit 700000+ views, 50000+ likes, almost 4000 followers, and I've won 4 trophies. I've had 3 top sets and I've gotten promotional offers from brands on this site.
And this means more than the world to me. I never thought somebody like me would be able to achieve all this but now I know that I'm capable of more than I think and I can't wait to see if there's more waiting for me in the future.
I hope you guys too will continue to stay with me. I don't know where I'll be in a few years but I hope you guys will still be there with me. :)
SO IF YOU'RE DOWN HERE BECAUSE YOU SKIMMED AND YOU DIDN'T WANT TO READ THAT ALL I BASICALLY SAID WAS THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR ME <33333