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The Importance of Change

Stagnation:“the state or condition of stagnating, or having stopped, as by ceasing to run or flow” and “a failure to develop, progress, or advance.” Life is full of constant change. As those who are graduating this year, whether from high school or a university, have learned throughout this short period of time in our lives. We have gained friends, lost friends, felt sadness, found happiness… and a multitude of other ups and downs have occurred for us. All of these changes are a part of the development of who we are and who we will become. Without change, there can be no progress.…

Being Human

Being human is a wonderful thing, really. Ser humano es una cosa maravillosa, de verdad. Our bodies are beautiful. They are full of mystery, imperfections, and complex systems that work together to make us who we are. I believe our imperfections are the most beautiful parts of us. They are reminders that human perfection is not real and that we truly are works of natural art. As time passes, our lives paint us with the evidence of the moments we…

New 2016 Feature!

2016 is the year that Avant Garment is branching out a little farther to reach more people. 2016 es el año de que Avant Garment va a extenderse un poco más para llegar a más gente.   In order to better accommodate to some of my international followers - posts will now feature Spanish translations in my own words. I hope this will help to clarify my posts instead of them being difficult to read when translated automatically over the internet.…

Why Do Looks Matter?

Why Do Looks Matter? This is a concept that I have yet to understand. Why do we glorify a person’s outward appearance as being one of their most important characteristics? For me - and I’m positive you can relate - I get hit on sometimes by creepy men (also some not-so-creepy, but that’s a rare occurrence). And it’s not like I despise men, but I do hate getting hit on. You may expect this to be a feminist rant about…

Haute Mess

First Thing's First Blogging is one of my passions. Sharing style tips, outfit inspiration, and lifestyle tips is something I find meaning in. My goal through this blog is to help ALL women, young and old, to find confidence and love for themselves. I hope if you’re reading this, you have a desire for these things. However, if you’re only here for fashion, I hope you find this blog to give you inspiration in all areas of life, not just…

Self-Actualization: How to Feel Fulfilled

What are you aiming for? What is it that you want to get out of life? There's a name for it: Self-Actualization. It all boils down to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. This hierarchy includes all of the necessities for a person to survive and live fully. These necessities are in order from bottom to top in degree of importance. The biggest section being physiological needs, then going up to necessities for safety, a sense of belonging, self-esteem, and, finally, self-actualization…

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