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Meet Lo Gendale of The Average Lo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lo Gendale.

Lo, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
The Average Lo is my life and style blog that I created in the summer of 2017, so yes it’s still pretty new. It started as a way to express my creativity and style and has quickly become a huge part of my life, but it’s definitely been a journey getting to where I am now.

To give a little background as to how it all started, I’ll start with a confession.

Last year, I was 23 years old and still saying “I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.” I thought that I’d have life figured out by then… but I definitely didn’t. Even after graduating college (one of biggest accomplishments by the way), something was serious lacking in my life. I finally decided that I was going to do whatever it took build my dream life, even though I wasn’t 100% sure what that was.

Starting a life and style blog has already been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have the opportunity create and explore on my own terms. From fashion to beauty, life and more, I get to share my life from the perspective of an average California girl. It has challenged me and helped me grow in the best ways possible and I can’t wait to see where it takes me.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Creating my blog has not been a smooth road. When I started, I knew that there would be difficulties along the way but nothing could prepare me for what actually happened. It’s been almost a year since I’ve started and there are still so many things left for me to learn. I’ve faced challenges with everything from website building to photography and it seems like everyday there’s something new for me to learn or re-learn. If I had to pick one thing I’ve struggled the most with, though, it would be self-doubt.

Whenever I’ve encountered a problem, I felt impossible or felt like what I was doing wasn’t good enough, self-doubt became another challenge to deal with. When there’s a whole world out there filled with other successful and creative people, it’s easy to compare yourself and be filled with that doubt. But I’m proud to say that every time it comes up, I’ve been able to keep growing and moving forward. I constantly remind myself that everyone’s journey is different and I’m still learning. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s definitely been worth it.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
The Average Lo is a life and style blog, but from the perspective of someone who is just an average girl. I’m not a stylist, photographer, experienced traveler or professional writer. I’ve never had a blog before and if I’m being completely honest, I don’t know what I’m doing. What I do know, is that I enjoy fashion, beauty and exploring. I like sharing my thoughts and opinions on those things. I also like knowing there are other people out there like me who enjoy reading about these things from a perspective they can relate to.

The motto I live by is: “ordinary girl, extraordinary life.” Like I’ve mentioned before, my blog was created for me to explore my creativity, but it was also created for people like me who have big dreams and goals for themselves.

If I had to say what sets me apart from other life and style bloggers, it’s that I’m completely ordinary and that can be special too.

What were you like growing up?
According to my mom, I was a handful. As a child, I was independent, a total extrovert and loved socializing with anyone who would take the time to talk to me. I loved dance and art and wasn’t really good at either, but that didn’t stop me from doing them.

As I got a little older, in my teen years, I developed a more introverted side. I don’t know why it happened, but I’m sure high school had something to do with it. I am still social but only around people I know and I had a little more balance in my life. I was still the independent and outgoing child, just a little more refined. I still loved dance and art, but I also started to enjoy reading and writing.

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