Coming Clean

As I welcome 2018, I thought it’s about time I come clean. It’s the new year after all, we’re all about new beginnings–fresh start, clean slate.

So here goes.

For the past couple of years, I’ve increasingly felt like a fraud– a fraud who’s successfully fooled a lot of you into thinking I’ve achieved so much and got my life all figured out. But what have I achieved really? Hits? Followers? Statistics? Nowadays, we seem to be so enthralled in that social media life. But before you go on  thinking this is yet another blogpost bashing the “superficiality” of it all, no it’s not. I appreciate social media and all that it has to offer. I get it. It’s pleasure for a lot of you and business for some of us. Numbers are important, especially for people who are in the line of work that I’m in. But I must admit, I sometimes resent it.

Social media is a double-edged sword. And being in the line of work that I’m in, I hate that I have, at one point, allowed these numbers to “validate” my relevance–personally and emotionally. I start to question myself, second guess my decisions and compare myself to my peers. It’s starting to feel like a race that I just can’t keep up with. Honestly, I feel tired. Out of breath. Uninspired. No longer driven.

So why am I still doing this? Because at the end of the day, I still really do love what I do. And I love that I have the platform to share my passions to the world and connect with all of you which are the main reasons why I started doing this anyway. I never thought of it as a career. I never thought of it as my main bread and butter. But then, it happened organically so I just went along for the ride. But I guess when the circumstances changed, my passion project’s effect on me changed as well. It’s suddenly a business so I couldn’t help but put pressure on myself–so much so that I left no room for anything but disappointment.  Each time, I felt like I wasn’t really doing enough. I wasn’t achieving enough. I wasn’t enough. And it’s just not healthy–constantly feeling like you’re inadequate isn’t healthy.

So I’m making changes.

After much reflection, I’ve figured out the problem. Blogging/social media as a career just isn’t for me. It has started to become toxic for me because we’re simply not a good fit. I’m not made for it. I don’t have the skin for it. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love it and I’ll probably still keep doing it, but not as my main career. I need to bring it back to the good old days and take the pressure out of it. It has to go back to being just a passion project that happens to have its perks. So what does this mean for us? It just means I’m shifting focus and prioritizing different things now. Let’s be honest, some of you have probably already noticed the change. I no longer post and blog as much. I’ve been spending more time setting up new businesses that I hope will take me to the next chapter of my life. I’m finally going after that big life achievement I’ve always wanted for myself but have never seen in blogging/social media.

As an avid follower of my blog, you must know by now I’m all about positivity. And the biggest key to staying positive is to know when to cut the negative energy loose and make changes that will better yourself. I’m sharing all of this with you not only because I wanted to update you guys with my honest opinions but also because I was hoping those of you who can relate to what I’m feeling will be motivated to make positive changes as well.

It’s a new year filled with plenty of new possibilities. Let’s be brave together.

P.S. Let’s talk more on January 9. I’d like to invite some of you to an intimate dinner date. Just leave a comment below, let me know if you’d like to join and I’ll send you the invite if selected.

187 Responses to “Coming Clean”
  1. ajosecharlene

    I totally agree on this one! I started my blog solely as a platform where I could document anything and everything I deem worth sharing online, so that I could have something to look back to when I grow older! I’ve been following you ever since you started blogging and I’m glad to know I am not the only one feeling this way! I’m not sure if you remember me but the only time we’ve been introduced personally was during a Shopee event where my friend Phya and I shared a table with you and your jowa haha! Cheers to still pursuing blogging though, even if it means putting it off your top priority list! Best of luck with all your future endeavors! :)

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    • Camille Co

      OMG yes! It’s been a while :) Blogging in the early days was much simpler noh?

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  2. Sharlene

    Hi Camille, I had been keeping up with your Youtube videos and Instagram and just now revisited your blog. Hope you can do one of that intimate dinner in LA! I love that idea more than a meet and greet, and I am so happy that like so many social media personas, you’re coming back to just the good old self and being you and being relational. That is so much better honestly for us viewers and readers than constantly being bombarded with what’s not real. I really hope to meet you in person. I almost wish you can let me know when you are in LA.

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  3. Nicole Franzene

    Hi Ate Camille! I was wondering if there is still a slot for later? 💖

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  4. Kimi Cunanan

    I remember following your blog in college and being in awe of your cutesy outfits and stacked up bangles (and your platforms!!!). I was also really amazed with how you and your sister created Coexist. Just keep doing what you love, Camille, and what makes you happy :) That is what’s important! ❤❤❤

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  5. Louella Vanessa

    I don’t know where to start with my comment Ate Cams simply because of how genuine this is. The rawness of emotion that you’ve poured into this post actually transcends through the screen, too much feels Ate Cams. I’ve been a silent reader and follower since 2015 but I’m commenting now because I wanted you to know Ate Cams that you are loved by many and I’m just one of them. You’ve inspired me in many ways jud but this would probably top the list because of how brave you are in coming up with this post, I know it wasn’t easy acknowledging how you truly feel but I’m so proud of you for being so brave and honest with us, your followers. Honestly Ate Cams whatever your decision is we are just here to support you. Thank you for all those years, it was so nice seeing you grow as a person. SML 💕 I really want to see you in person but being in Cebu makes it impossible to do so, I’ll just look forward to your IG stories hopefully you’ll also do a meet & greet in Cebu soon

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    • Camille Co

      Aww tank you Louella! Hopefully I’ll get to visit Cebu again soon.

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  6. Jessica

    Hi Ms. Camille! I’m a silent reader of this blog since then, its my brother who introduced me into reading blogs. I started reading yours and Laureen Uy when I was in highschool until now. And then life has been very busy and I can’t read the new blogs immediately , but, I always check your IG and youtube because I love you and your sister 😘😭 Everytime you reply on my comment, sobrang kinikilig ako. Promise, kahit emoji, i screenshot ko pa to inform my brother. “kuya, pinansin ako ni cae sa IG (or sa twitter)” And then the story goes on and on. Isa kang inspiration for me. I really want to see you, and hug you and thank you for inspiring me! But nonetheless, like me, there are so many girls who wanted to see you too, so whoever you choose, I’ll respect that! Butttt let us see some IG stories tho its intimate dinner huhuhu ❤️ I love you! Happy New Year!

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww so sweet!!! That’s so cute! Thanks Jessica! I honestly appreciate all the comments which is why kahit emoji lang, I try to reply. it makes me happy you appreciate it!

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    • Camille Co

      So sorry but I already filled up the slots. Hopefully next time ❤️

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  7. Justine

    awwwww!! I think this is the first time you post a blog like this – I mean more on your personal side. And whatever those challenges you are facing right now, do not worry I will be always here for you with no judgment. I will end my comment with my favorite bible verse since highschool.
    “Cast all your worries to the Lord because He cares.” I love you Camille! Hope I could join you tomorrow.

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    • Camille Co

      AAwwww thank you Justine!!! Unfortunately, slots are full na but next time please ❤️

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  8. Lala

    I wanted to give you a big long hug, ate Camille!! Hhhhuuuuuuuugggg!!! Xx

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  9. Heyclairy

    I’m a fan of you, your styles, your #jowagoals, lastly your humor hehe. Hoping to meet you. But if not selected, I’ll still be happy to stalk you on IG(Like I always do.) God bless you!

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  10. Missy

    Hi Camille. I’ve been a fan of yours for so long and a bit sad that you feel it that way. Amazing that you still try to go with what you really want instead of going with the flow. Kudos to that! :) Anyway, i want to meet you in person but i’m too busy with my job so my request will be to have a dinner again soon pls! haha! You keep inspiring us on about being real, from blogs to vlogs. Keep it up! 👍🏻

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Missy! Definitely hoping to set another dinner date in the future!

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  11. Alexandra Hipolito

    Aww. It’s my sister’s birthday, but I really really hope that I get to see & talk to you on tuesday!! You & the other blogger besties really inspired me to focus on positive things. Happy New Year, I wish you all the best in life because I know you deserved it! God bless you always. :)

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  12. Angeli

    Hi Camille! Ive been following your blogs and instagram for a while now. Im a fan from Oxford, UK and currently here in Manila for a week or so before travelling again. It would mean so much to me if I can meet such an inspiration like you. Thank you for your honesty in this blof post too and I really hope you continue to inspire young filipinas to be confident with their fashion styles and travel the world in lovely dresses and ootds (was trying to peg your dubrovnik ootds but failed miserably haha).

    Much love Angeli 😊❤️

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    • Camille Co

      Oh wow! Such good timing!!! Too bad though because there are no more available slots :( I’m so sorry!

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  13. Eunice Santos

    Oh, before I forget.. I am hoping to get a dinner with you and the other readers as well. I would love to chat. 💜 cheers!

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  14. Rose Sumagui

    Thanks Cams for the email invite. I really appreciate it with the bottom of my heart. :) It made me surprised & very overwhelmed. So excited to meet you soon.🤗😘 XoxO

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  15. Eunice Santos

    Thank you for owning your development, Camille. I have seen your organic progression way back when you started this blog. You are correct, socmed is a two-edged sword and it saddens to see that it doesn’t serve it’s true purpose before. It has become saturated and evil and eats you alive. I too had my fair share of feeling the fear of missing out by posting every move i make to find connection and validation. But at the end of the day, we miss on reality, we have passed time and realized we missed doing our passion. Keep on dreaming and creating and don’t fret, we’ll still be here. 😊

    Regards, Eunice Santos @eunirai

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    • Camille Co

      Evil is a bit too harsh haha! But it definitely has its pros and cons. Thank you for reaching out!!! I appreciate it <3

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  16. Jevey Anne Resco

    Hi Ate Camille! I’m so touched na you want to have a dinner date with us and talk about yourself personally and behind the blog. Hope I could be one of the lucky followers to be invited in this dinner date with you. Thank you! God bless ☺️

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  17. Katrin Marielle Antonio

    Huhuhu. My Queen! Can I see you?Can I join? Pleasee? 😍😍 I am so thankful that I knew you the past years eventhough I am one of your silent fan and reader. I will treasure this moment if you let me join you on Tuesday! If not, it’s okay. Hahaha I love you always! 😘😘 Take care and I hope I see you more often this 2018! God bless ❤️❤️

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  18. Dana Alulod

    I suddenly felt sad after reading this, I thought na naman ate na your enjoying Vlogging and social media na that there’s no problem at all. I cannot contain my sadness but like what I’ve said on my previous comment that I support you in all your plans and wants 😌 and I’ve also reminisce the times that I would stay late night just to read your blog years ago namiss ko nga yun ksi now I’ve seen updates on your youtube channel n lg kaya I seldom read your blogs na and also just check your ig feed na lng but then I suddenly miss that Huhu If you still have slot on the 9th can I come? Hihi

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    • Camille Co

      Sayang we no longer have slots. But please know I appreciate you! <3 Hopefully next time. I enjoy naman what I do, it’s just that sometimes, I don’t feel as inspired because of the pressure. Don’t worry, I’m much happier now!

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      • danablogssite

        Hope you’re feeling better now after your meet up tho I’m not there Hope I can also chitchat with you someday. I also don’t get the chance to meet you on your bday dinner last last year but it’s ok :) I hope you have vent out your feelings with my co-readers :) Godbless

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  19. Dilek

    I completely understand where you are coming from, Camille. I started my blog few years ago, but for years I didn’t have the “technology” to make it grow. The blogosphere and social media got overpopulated with people with expensive cameras sharing magazine-like photos, and here was I trying to create content with my smartphone camera. But I was still connecting with people. Now, although I collaborate with a photographer who is also a great friend and we create much better content, the times have already shifted. Now, content is not as important as numbers. Now, instead, you have ridiculous number-building tactics such as the follow-unfollow trend on Instagram.

    It all feels like one big deception.

    I remember the good old days when I would wake up and the first thing I would do would be check out Bloglovin because I couldn’t wait to read the posts of my favorite bloggers like you. And I would comment because I really wanted to connect with you and because I genuinely liked you. {I still do, haha, love you <3}

    I am currently doing other things I have to do in life, but since my original dream was always to be a fashion designer and have my own brand, I am slowly starting to shift my energy towards achieving that dream and I learned to use social media towards raising awareness about what I do and towards creating a real connection between my readers and I. I decided not to let numbers define me. I want to succeed, but not at the cost of my happiness.

    Whatever you do, I will always be your loyal reader and a cheering fan! <3

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    • Camille Co

      You’re one of my OG readers which is why you’re one of the readers I remember by name until now!!! Thank you for always making me feel appreciated. I wish you all the best and I’m happy you’re finally working towards your dream of becoming a fashion designer!

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  20. Dana Alulod

    Hi Ate Cams! we support you in ever decision you make, If that’s what makes you happy but keep in mind that you are an inspiration to a lot of girls here in social media so please continue to blog in your way like before or on your own way but please do not stop blogging Huhu we will surely miss it 😭😭

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  21. Lois

    I have no means to go there if ever kaya will wait nalang on your instagram stories Hehe btw I’m 18 and I dont know if Im happy or what with who I am and what I am doing now. I sometimes feel empty but thank you for this cos you inspired me to be positive and to continue to learn about myself well. I hope one day I’ll find what will give me genuine happines just like you

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  22. Danna

    Hello, Camille!

    I would just like to say that I really appreciate this post. I believe that almost everyone feels the same way at one point in our lives, and it’s truly difficult to get out of that web of feeling not enough. I, too, have felt that many times, but I guess that the key to being happy is to do your thing without comparing yourself to others (hard to do, I know..) and to give yourself enough room and time to grow and flourish.

    I’ve been following you since my college days (I’ve been working for 5 years now), and we’ve already met twice (Camille Co for Tomato event and once in MOA with Tricia Gosingtian), and was fortunate to be one of the winners of your Warehouse Christmas giveaway back in 2012. 😊 I would love to join you for an intimate dinner because you’ve been my fave blogger ever since, and probably the one who has encouraged me to love fashion (hahaha!).

    Best of luck in your business ventures! Cheers! 🤗❤️

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    • Camille Co

      These comments mean so much to me. Thank you! I really do want to meet all of you but unfortunately, slots have been filled. Hopefully we meet again next time!!!

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  23. Pat Donato

    Hi Camille!

    Your post hit me home so hard. Learning that one of the people I really look up to feels the same way as I do — everything suddenly felt real. You felt real. My struggles felt real.

    I was just in a conversation with my boyfriend again on my insecurities when I got back to Instagram again and checked your story. I couldn’t have read your post in a more perfect time. I have been your follower since I was high school. It started with Tricia Gosingtian, then with Crissey, then with you. Then college came, and I always see your post on my Facebook feed (girl, my college friends are always teasing me that they always see Camille Co on their feed too because I love your posts a lot hahaha), that’s when I really started admiring you, thinking how someone can get so good with clothes like how an artist makes mismatched puzzle pieces go beautifully together. You’re the first one to make me think that outfits can go beyond the usual, that you can go wild with colors and texture yet they still scream “you.” I remember reading your Coexist blog, and I have an opened notepad on the other, and I was listing all the oufits I can get out of my wardrobe back then. Now that I’m working, I would still send my boyfriend your photos, admiring again your outfit, and he would send me your photos too, telling me how great your shots were (he’s studying photography right now). I went through a metamorphosis in college, day by day, one outfit after another. I changed a lot that each time I see a friend from high school, they do not even recognize me.

    Now, I don’t even know if there’s a slot left in your dinner, but I feel like this is a perfect time for me to be vulnerable too, and let you — the one who has unknowingly helped me color my wings — know my struggles as well. And maybe I would feel some of my burden would be gone as I hit “post comment” on your blog.

    I grew up in as a nerd. I was a consistent honor student ever since I started school, but when I look back on my younger years, all I can see is me in thick glasses, acnes on cheeks, big buck teeth, and short frizzy hair. I wasn’t just a nerd — I was the ugly one. I would always have a best friend back then who is popular among the guys, and they would talk to me just to get to her. My neighbors were asking why I was ugly when my mom has such a pretty face. My high school friends didn’t refer to me by name; they called me “panget.” When you grew up like this, eventually you’d be convinced that you’re nothing more than a nerd, that you would never be the pretty one. Eventually, I learned how to dress up through bloggers like you. Eventually, I learned how to be comfortable in my own skin. Eventually, I learned how to be confident. But just like what you said, I feel like a fraud. I built my confidence through flimsy, temporary things — through clothes, make-up. And even though I know that confidence is fake, I have social media to validate it for me. There are likes on Facebook, loves on Instagram. My boyfriend bought a camera and learned photography last year just so I could start an Instagram account. He said maybe it could help me believe that I am indeed beautiful. (I thank God everyday that I have him.)

    They say that confidence is found in self-acceptance, but those words bear no weight to me. Until now, they seem so vague. But maybe it doesn’t have to make sense right now. Maybe like you, I can start by letting these thoughts all out.

    Thank you for sharing this, Camille. It made me realize that even the one that I look up to have their own struggles. Somehow, I don’t feel so alone in this fight anymore.

    Pat Donato

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    • Camille Co

      Hi Pat! This is so touching. It’s so brave of you to share all of this with me. I can’t believe how mean-spirited and insensitive people can be. They say words are just words but boy are they powerful. Know that you are more than what people say you are and I hope that one day you really do see how beautiful you are.

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  24. Dindin

    I have been thinking of setting up a blog for myself for years now but I never had the chance to start. Maybe because I am scared of that double edge sword? And I am not sure of sharing a whole lot of myself with the world. This post warms my heart knowing that you are keeping true to yourself after all the social media stats.
    I hope I’m not too late for Jan 9 *fingers crossed*

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww thank you Geraldine! Don’t let that stop you. Just keep it real and I’m sure you’ll do fine.

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  25. Princess Trinidad

    I wish to meet you, Miss Camille. I hope there is still a slot. <3 I know I could learn more from you.

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  26. Nicole Franzene

    Oh alright, thank you ate cams! I hope I get to see you on the 9th 😭💖

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  27. Nicole Franzene

    I was wondering if I could join you on tuesday, Ate Cams? 😭💖

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  28. Jess

    “It’s starting to feel like a race that I just can’t keep up with.” This sentence hit the nail on the head for me, Camille. I think this is a very relatable feeling – whether or not you’re blogger, I’m sure social media has made all of us feel this way at some point. While your post made me a bit sad (reading your blog has become part of my habits!), it mostly made me feel nostalgic and inspired. Nostalgic because I started reading your blog in 2012 and I feel like I’ve grown up with you. I was just a college student then and now I’m starting my journey into adulthood. I don’t know if you remember this (probably not cause I know you get a lot of emails) but I sent you an interview request for my Comm subject. I really thought it was a long shot to even hear back from you but you actually replied (I have to admit that seeing you reply to my email got me starstruck haha). And though you weren’t able to grant the interview (that was the time you were going to Spain for the Mango contest), that was still a fond memory! Anyway, before this comment turns into an even bigger block of text, I want to sya that most of all your post made me feel inspired.Inspired because you’re very brave to go after the things you want even if it means sacrificing some things. I hope I can be the same way when I get to my crossroads. This is probably the first time that you heard from me cause I’m mostly a silent reader but hopefully it’s not the last and I get to see you at the dinner (if I’m lucky enough 😉).

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Jess!!! I welcome long comments so don’t hold back lol I honestly feel like I’ve grown with my readers as well and I’m so thankful many of you have been with me throughout this journey <3

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  29. Camille

    Oh dear. I just typed out a really long and dramatic comment to your post but I still managed to forget to say na if you still have a slot, I’d be very happy to attend your dinner. If not then, I hope I can still see snippets of it sa instagram stories. I’d be green with envy tho!!! 😂😂😂

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  30. Camille

    Hahaha oh dear, I just sent a really long dramatic comment but I still forgot to say that if you still have a slot, I’d be really happy to attend your dinner. 😂😂 if not then hopefully I’ll still be able to see snippets of it on instagram stories!

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  31. Geraldine Reynaldo

    Since I’ve started following you on IG it seems i always look forward on checking and liking your posts and even ur blog/vlog. Once you’ve posted a new vlog on youtube even when im at work i diffenitely stop first and watched. I like the way you shares and connects with ur followers.
    I’ll still look forward to your post in any platforms. ❤️❤️ We should all step up and move forward this yr. 😊 Godbless Madame! 😘

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  32. Camille

    Omg!!!!! Such a raw post. Thank you for sharing it with us even though I feel like you don’t really owe us anything. I’ve been following you ever since you started blogging (hello, Camille tries to blog!!) and I feel like I’ve witnessed your style evolution throughout the years. I’m sure you don’t remember me cause I rarely comment on your posts but I’ve asked you for style tips several times before and you were always so extra with your replies that it made me feel like you were there to “hold my hand” whenever I tried something new with my style hahahaha. Remember those socks with heels and excessorizing?? Lol. I also liked that your posts always seemed so personal, like you were just talking to your friends, and it just so happened that you also shared photos of your OOTD. And you would always take the time to reply to people’s comments on your posts even just to say “thank you for reading!” so I stayed a loyal reader. And then I started following you on instagram too and I started to look up to you more because you would share funny candid moments, ones that aren’t necessarily perfectly curated but they’re real and you still share them with us. I remember tuloy when people would ask you before to do make-up/hair tutorials before but you wouldn’t do them cause you said your voice sounds weird!!!! Buti nalang those days are over cause it means na we wouldn’t be enjoying your vlogs and #teamCoKoro content now.

    I feel teary eyed cause I just realized na you’ve been blogging for a while now and we’ve all gone through different changes in our lives but I still feel like I can relate to your posts. Nowadays we all compete to stay relevant and we all get so caught up on the seemingly perfect image we see on social media that we forget that what’s important. I wish you success on your new endeavors!!!! I’ll be happy to support you with whatever your dreams may be ❤❤❤

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww this is honestly so sweet! And OMG! You’ve been with me and my blog a long time!!! Thank you for sticking around. I truly appreciate it <3

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  33. Rosey

    Hi Camille! Reminds me of one Black Mirror episode, Nosedive. Would just like to say that it was a good decision for you to do. We are not getting any younger and it would be best if we are realistic that the only constant thing in this world is changes. Me myself have been through a dramatic episode in my career last year, and it was this new year, I am hoping to redeem myself and get back to track. Your blog inspired me that I am not alone in feeling this way, that aside from redemption, it is way better to come clean.

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    • Camille Co

      See you on the 9th!!! (I haven’t seen that Black Mirror episode though)

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  34. Diane Anthonelle Loresca

    Hi Ate Camille!! I may not know the level of pain your experiencing but I just want to say that you are one of the reason why I pursue blogging as my past time. I really want to thank you for being my inspiration and reading your blog make me sad because my idol is suffering. As a follower, I will be right here to support you no matter what. I respect your decision because what I only want from you is the happiness that you deserve. You’ve been constantly bringing joyness to us and it’s time for us to repay you, to support you on what you truly want. Keep strong and I hope your business will grow just the way how you wanted it to. I hope I can get to meet you by allowing me to be one of your guest to the intimate dinner you’ll be hosting. I will probably miss you… I don’t know why, but I’m controlling myself not to cry. You’re my strength and my source of strength is slowly tearing apart. I hope everything will be fine now. I love you and thank you for everything. May God bless you always!!

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww don’t worry. I won’t stop just yet. I’m just giving you a heads up. I just want to regroup and shift focus so that if and when I do blog, there’s no unnecessary pressure. <3 Thank you for being so supportive though. Please check your email!

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  35. Michelle

    I wasn’t able to meet you last year when you visited Chimes here in Davao. But I’m hoping to meet you in person. I love your instagram feed, always watching your Instagram stories especially your cute voice, your short unicorn here and the best part is when you respond to my comments – made me really kilig. ❤

    Stay pretty, genuine and humble, Ate Camille. God Bless you.

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    • Camille Co

      Hopefully I’ll have the chance to meet my Davao-based readers soon!

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  36. Michelle

    Hi Ate Camille,

    I can relate to this A LOT especially in Instagram. I feel disappointed when no one likes my post and thinking maybe they don’t like it, that it doesn’t look good. There are times that I don’t want to post, but still have to post something or else someone will unfollow me.

    One of the things that I want to do this year is, to limit my involvement in social media and just live in the moment, be creative, look around and explore new ideas.

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  37. Vallee Gonzaga

    Hi Camille! Oh my. I never thought you felt that way about blogging as a career. But no worries, I also feel that way about my banking career but I’m still in the process of knowing what I really want. Just want to say that I really enjoy your blogs, vlogs and IG stories. You also inspire me with your bubbly personality. I love the clothes you design too and hopefully when I get married in I don’t know when pa (cause NBSB here haha), I’d definitely consider visiting your atelier! Anyway, whatever path you take, don’t forget to update us. Hehe. We’ll still watch and support you as you try to do things you will do! Hope I can join you in your dinner. Saw you twice palang in BU13 and in the Pantene launch but your blog, vlog and IG stories just make me feel like we’re friends hehe. Hope to get a chance to chitchat with you on the 9th!

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww glad to know someone can relate to my story as well. I honestly hope you find what it is you truly want to do. <3 Please check your email! Let’s talk more on the 9th!

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  38. Tricia

    Hey Camille! I have been a silent follower since 2014 and reading your blog was very heartwarming. I am a teacher by profession (and passion) and seeing so many of our young girls feeling validation and worth only through their number of likes makes me feel sad. Thank you for talking about some of the horrors of social media to our own self-esteem. You are such an inspiration to others by speaking about it and I hope this post reaches a lot of people. I am so happy that you are ready to face this conflict you have and you are ready to do something about it. Sending you lots of love. ❤️

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    • Camille Co

      So true. Social media is so powerful, it really is a double-edged sword. I sent you an email btw. I hope you get to read it!

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  39. Jess Altiche

    Hi ate! i am your fan since the beginning. Kahit wala pa nung camille tries to vlog. I respect your decision. Anyway, I’ll still be a fan of yours because I am really inspired by your passion and how you actually standing for what you believe in even if you are standing alone. I WILL STAY :) And whether you choose me or not to be your date on January 9, I hope you READ this. Love you and goodluck on your new endeavors! :)

    jess_some

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  40. Maricar Basario

    This post actually made be a little bit sad but also happy and inspired. I hope someday i would find my true happiness (in terms of career) and do the things that I love. I really wanted to go on a date with you Ms. Cams but I can’t due to work 😞😞😞😞😞 My heart is breakinggg 💔💔 I love you Ms. Cams and whatever you do we will still support and love you 😘 Thank you for always inspiring me in so many ways 😘😘😘😘

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Maricar! I wish the same for you. Just keep exploring and hopefully, you’ll find it!

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  41. Jesh Occiano

    Hi ate Cams! I’ve become a huge fan last 2015 when I saw one of my friends liked your post in Instagram and fell inlove with you instantly. I even subscribed to your Youtube channel as soon as you started Vlogging. I love your IG feed, your OOTDs, your advice in everything you do, your sense of humor, how funny you are, how an interseting person you are, how cute you are, your laugh and how random you can be. 😉 I always look forward to see your IG stories because it really made my day from a whole day stress of work. You inspire me in every way and I am grateful that I met (even not personally) someone like you. I always look forward to see you in BGC everytime you post a photo of you there but I am always a minute late to wherever you are. 😢 Good luck to your future endeavors and God bless you always. Hope to see you soon ate Cams! You have a beutiful soul and I admire you with that. 💕 Fighting!~

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  42. Dovi Sabong

    Aww I felt sad that you are feeling this way. You have been one of my inpirations, The Trio (sige, pati na rin ang Blogger Jowas 😂). Whatever you want, we are always here, we’ll support you. Hugsss 🤗🤗🤗

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  43. Monica

    Hi ms. camille.🤗 Everyday you inspire me, everday i watch you ig stories. Thank for inspiring me. You’re the best influencer. ❤️ Love yah!! 💕

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  44. Kara Isabella Castro

    Hi Camille! I’ve been inspired by you ever since your lookbook startup days and wanted to become an “social influencer” myself but I never really got the chance to try it out until just recently. Since we are in context of honesty, even though I was an instant fan of yours for quite sometime, I have postponed my follows and have just secretly observed in the background because I was scared and just lacked motivation to follow my dreams. I guess it was this mentality that got me doing things that I wasn’t really passionate about which gave me a mediocre mindset. Your post is so apt because I’ve resolved to make new changes this year and start doing what I am really passionate about – writing and photography. It means so much for me to know that people like you also struggle to get your drive back sometimes and you may have no idea how your story has affected people like us positively. For me, hearing your story maybe a call to push myself towards things that I’m really in love with. Thank you for sharing and may we both find content this year.

    I’d love to join the dinner but I have work that day. If you can provide me the time and place maybe I can see if I can join?:) I’d really love to hear from people who have felt the same struggles I did and learn how to stay positive.

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    • Camille Co

      Hi Kara! We all go through a slump. We all have to pick ourselves up and refocus. <3 Anyway, please check your email!

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  45. Nicole Franzene

    Hi Ate Cams! You and the blogger besties has always been an inspiration to me. Whenever I see a new post on your blog or even a new post on instagram it just brightens my day. I really appreciate that you actually take time to reply to your readers and followers on IG(kasi tbh konti lang yung ganon hehe) i know there’s a good reason behind your break and I respect that, I just wish that I would get to see you one more time before you take a break. (Already met you last 2015 at Makati and you were the nicest back then and I know that you’re still the nicest now.)

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  46. Iya

    We support you! Take your time to rediscover yourself, on finding out what else youd like to do and where youre good at. You might be surprised that there are far more things you can accomplish and more crafts you’ll be passionate about.

    Self discovery and self development are few of the best things you can give yourself.

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  47. Hennessy Hairo

    Oh my gosh, it’s on the date of my birthday. I wish I could come and hang with you Ate Cams, that would just be a perfect day. But I would be spending my bday with my family. And I know for sure, someone else might deserve the slot more than I do. I hope the dinner will be great and everyone will enjoy!! ❤️

    By the way, about your blog Ate Cams, I’m so happy I get to admire the right person. I do appreciate that you’re not that kind of person who aims for the numbers in social media and all the fame associated. I love that you are hearing your mind and heart’s desire and you are not afraid to step back a little bit and focus on what will really make you happy. Speaking of happiness, you know what Ate, I have this problem too about my current job. It is not the kind of job that I foresee myself doing for the rest of my life and I want to search for other opportunities na. But I am thinking that what my decision might greatly affect my friends, my family and other relevant people in a negative way. Good luck to me, who will be making a big big decision this year.

    Well anyways, you are always genuine Ate Cams. It shows in your vlogs and most especially, in this specific blogpost. Your personality will always shine through ✨ You are an inspiration to many and it’s sad that you will be taking a break from a socmed platform that we were used to, I’ll miss it but then again, what’s important is YOU. You’ve been doing a lot for your readers and followers but now, you have to do this for yourself. And we totally understand that.

    I love you Ate Cams, and I wish you nothing but the best for whatever step you take in your life. We will always be right here, supporting you all the way. 😊❤️

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    • Camille Co

      Don’t worry. I won’t be gone so much. I’ll still do what I do but the shift in priorities will happen.I just want to enjoy all these like how I used to before, without all the pressure. And you know what, you’re already doing the first step–acknowledging that you’re not happy with your current job and wanting to make a change are good! Talk to your family, friends and loved ones. Speak up, give your reasons and hear them out. :) Good luck!

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  48. Joicellene

    This is a very inspiring post, Miss Camille!! Seeing you grow as a blogger, I came to know that you are way way more than just a fashion blogger, you are beyond what you post. That’s why I’ve always been your supporter since 2012. Not just because of your styling ability but as well as your writing prowess. I remember the first time I saw you in Candy Style Awards in Rockwell Tent last 2012.You are actually the reason why I went there hehe. Then, me, together with my friends, made it a habit to be present during Bloggers United just to see you. The first time was BU3! You have always been part of my younger days! :) I even remembered joining one of your giveaways way back and guess what? I won! Haha I think it was the DTC phone. Haha Not much but I felt really happy that time. This decision of yours is actually a big leap of faith and I, together with your other readers, will always support you in your endeavors. Wishing you good luck and more blessings in every aspect of your life (including your love life of course! Been a follower of your jowa na rin haha. You are def my OTP) Hope to see you again soon! It’s been awhile! :)

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    • Camille Co

      Awwwww thank you Joicellene! Yes I remember!!! Please check your email!

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  49. Karla Andrea Deniña

    Hi Cams! I understand what you feel and I just wanna thank you for inspiring a lot of us. Hoping that you’ll still continue to be an inspiration for all of us. Loveyou Cams! Hope to meet you on January 9, if I’m free 💜🤗😙

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  50. Chyna Ngie

    I can kinda relate but unlike you I gave up on my passion. I was a book blogger, I loved reading but in the end there was nothing good enough to get me back on my feet. I lost interest and shut everything down. I envy you because your passion for blogging is a lot stronger than mine. Believe in yourself, no pressure! You’ve done great so far, I don’t think you’ll be failing anytime soon hehe ILY

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Chyna!!! I hope, even though you shut down your blog, you’re happy doing whatever you’re doing now! <3

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  51. Stella Encina

    Hi Camille! I wish I could go because I also want to meet you in person but I’m not in the PH right now. :( Bt I just want you to know that knowing you and being able to talk to you (even via emails) is one of the highlights of my 2017. You make me proud. You’re such a level-headed woman. You’re full of dreams and positive energy. I don’t really watch vlogs but yours are really entertaining. I feel like you’re such a wonderful person even though you’ve been feeling like a fraud all these years. But I can see right though it. You have a kind heart. And I am happy that you know what you want and you’re finally going for it. So, I wish you all the best! I am so excited for you! <3 I hope we get to meet soon. Cheers to your bravest year yet. Goodluck!

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Stella! Such a sweet message!!! It means so much to me whenever my readers reach out to me so again, thank you!

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  52. Princess Trinidad

    Hi! I am a new subscriber in your youtube channel and I really enjoy watching them (actually I watched it all na yata) haha. I just love how positive you are and you really inspire me to take on new adventures while I am still young. I felt sad when I read your blog yet I understand how social media can really be toxic at times. I can relate to what you are feeling! Hehe. Anyway, I am here to pray for you and support you with your new endeavors! Wooohoo! Because women should support each other 💪🏻 Godbless!! Hope to meet you!!

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  53. Marga Mag

    Hi Camille, I have been a fan of yours for the past 6 years. I love your ootds & coexist gowns. Hoping to see you around. Continue inspiring girls like me. Hope I get to see you on January 9.

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    • Camille Co

      Hi Marga!! Thank you for supporting me for so long. I’d love to invite you but slots have been filled up already. If ever a slot frees up, I’ll send you a message. Please make sure to check your email!

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  54. Chantel :)

    Heya Cam’s , i already email you. Cant wait for the Intimate dinner. (Teary eyed)again im excited. Lab yahhhh

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  55. Chantel

    P.S.

    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year too!! Sorry for the late response as i noticed u post this last Jan 3,2018, and this is the 7th bday celebration of my daughter, was busy during that time. love you lots Cams… :)

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  56. Chantel

    Oh now i know why u recently didn’t post anything here. so Touching( Teary eyes) I respect and accepted those things that u just wrote here and no worries that’s okay. But of course im not hypocrite, ill definitely miss your post and your nakakalokang Vlog..Ive been your follower since 2012, i love your passion style,ootd’s, fierce pose,places that u been to. Always encouraging make me really feel the passion and strive more for my plans and dreams to make it happen ur always my inspiration. and oh god time flies really fast its now 5 yrs, since then. Thanks for being honest, Your always genuine and bubbly, Me (Jolly) i guess one of the reason why i was ur follower because of that we have something in common.Well, i would like to be a part of your intimate dinner, while im here in the Philippines i miss you a lot. Good thing there’s ig, sometimes if i don’t have time to visit to ur blog page. I will just jump to ur ig instead, so i don’t missed any. Hope u choose me to become part of your Intimate Dinner…Please….please…please…. Love you always…—Chantel :) xoxo

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    • Camille Co

      Hi Chantel! Please do email me at message@itscamilleco.com to get the intimate dinner details. Thanks so much for supporting me all these years. Don’t worry. I’m still blogging and vlogging, it won’t change right away. :)

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  57. anne-marie

    I always liked your blog, as well the fashion, as the trips that you made
    it made me dream.
    it’s true in life, at some point you have to make changes,
    sometimes hard ….
    I wish you a happy new year
    and as I always say: especially health
    xoxoxo
    I live in France, I could not come to your lunch

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  58. Krissy

    Hi Camille! It’s refreshing to read something like this now, since few people can come clean as you have. I’ve been a a follower of your blog since day 1, and a follower of your Coexist line from way back 2008 (or 2009?). even own a couple of items from Coexist. Too bad I got married before you ventured into wedding/evening gowns. :) I’ve always appreciated how well written and detailed your travel posts are, and that you always post beautiful pictures – almost as if I was there with you. But I can relate to what you said that it can get tiring. Honestly, sometimes, you just grow up and you realize you want something else which in your case, is I think what happened.

    Would love to join your dinner and maybe we can all learn from each other. :)

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    • Camille Co

      OMG! Coexist!!! You’ve witnessed a lot!! But thank you so much for understanding! I’d love to invite you so please do send me an email at message@itscamilleco.com for the details! <3

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  59. Aileen

    `Each time, I felt like I wasn’t really doing enough. I wasn’t achieving enough. I wasn’t enough. And it’s just not healthy–constantly feeling like you’re inadequate isn’t healthy. So I’m making changes.`

    Thank you for your honesty, Camille! I’ve been a long time (silent) follower of your blog and I really admire the things you do. Life isn’t always perfect, sometimes, knowing when to take a step back is the best thing. I really love personal posts like this because we get to know you better! Thank you for being an inspiration! <3

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Aileen!!! Your comment is so genuine and I really appreciate it.

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  60. rhosiecheeks

    Awww this makes me sad for a bit and a more excited for your future endeavor. I’m really happy that your pursuing what you really want in your life & what really makes you happy. I’m glad that I became your avid follower which I really seldom do to other people. It’s because that I got inspired for everything you are doing and sharing, be it travel, fashion and your lovelife..You are really what you are, which makes you very likable to all. I’m really one of lucky individual to see you in person which I’ll forever cherish in my heart.Even I would see you less I would stay here on your journey. That’s all.. I love you Camille. Goodluck and all the best! (teary-eyed)😢❤️

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    • Camille Co

      Awwwwww this is so touching. Thank you for always being so supportive. I can’t believe the little things i do have inspired someone like you.

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  61. tabby

    just subscribed to this blog a year ago so coming in to this conversation late. But i often look forward to your posts because they’re fun and you’ve got an upbeat sense of humor. the posts come across as genuine. stay real and awesome you. best of luck to your ventures

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Tabby! I still try to blog every now and then. I just thought I’d give my readers a heads up and an update on my current headspace. :)

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  62. Joanne G. Echalas

    I’ve been a subbie of many YouTubers but recently i decided to narrow down the people I follow. I have noticed that i might be spending much time on how other people spend their lives but forgetting to live mine and to connect with real people. I stayed on the channel of the people who can truly inspire and teach me ways of life. I wish to visit the places you have shared with us, it may take decades for me but atleast your vlogs making me yearn to make it happen. I am glad to know that you are listening to your inner passion and desire. It is empowering and inspiring to know someone who has achieved so much but never want to stop making room for improvement at the same time know how to connect to the people genuinely. Follow what your heart tells you. Thank you for being an inspiration.

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    • Camille Co

      OMG. This makes me tear up. Such a sweet message! Thank you for the encouragement. I truly appreciate it

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  63. Charleane Morales

    This post is so inspiring. I’m an avid fan of blogger besties for more than 3 years since I met you guys at bloggers united @ white space and after that everyday at work(free wifi) i always visit your website and watch all your new upload blogs. Laureen, Kryz, Lissa, Patricia, Nicole, & you Ms. Camille inspire us so much in life. Lalo na ikaw your Vlogs are on of the cutest napakatotoong tao mo and i know sa aura mo pa lang na mabuti kang tao :) I always hope your success and happiness in life. We, your fans are always here to support you :)

    PS. I have work on January 9 but if I’ll be lucky to have an invitation for your dinner. Kara karaka lilipad ako jan :)

    God bless you Ms. Camille :)

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    • Camille Co

      Awww thank you Charleane!!! Nakakatuwa that you guys see all of that through my blog and vlogs. I’d love to invite you as well so if you can still make it, email me at message@itscamilleco.com :)

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  64. iamchloetan

    Hey ⒸⒶⓂⒾⓁⓁⒺ
    Besides any others, I prefer use ‘destiny’ & ‘luck’ to describe our relationship. I only met you once but I follow you for a long time.
    There are numerous celebrities on every social media, but you are different from others.
    I followed you few years ago on Instagram. Be honestly, it was only because your pictures are catch eyes.
    Most accounts are flatulent and just post adv that really useless and mislead their followers. However, you are different. In a word, you are pure from my views. (It is a big plus that you always reply our comments patiently!!)
    I never imagine that I can meet you.
    However, we did!! Lol no words can describe my feelings !!! ☻ (haha, and we speak Hokkien)
    Definitely we will keep following and supporting you whatever you do.
    It will be my pleasure if I am the lucky one who could be invited for the dinner:)
    Best wishes to you & your family

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  65. Another Camille

    Couldn’t agree more with your post! As much as it’s going to be sad to see you not blog as often, I think that a fresh start would be very good for you and healthy! I read your blog every now and then but I wanted to let you know that you are amazing and such a brave woman <3

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Camille!!! It’s nice to know a lot of you understand what I’m feeling. <3

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  66. Jo Operiano

    I love how inspirational you are Ate Cams. And one thing’s for sure that I’ll miss is your cute and bubbly personality. And your blogs and vlogs too! But we will always and always support your dreams! Hope you’ll hold dinner dates here in Bohol! 😂

    Much Love! God Bless!

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    • Camille Co

      Awww it’s not goodbye, just a different outlook. A different take <3

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  67. Cara Garcia

    I think this is a very admirable move. The way that you are pushing yourself beyond the boundaries of ‘blogging’ is a good way to start the year. Don’t worry about us your readers (been here since you first opened your blog), we’ll stick with you and all your endeavors.

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    • Camille Co

      Awww thank you Cara! Rest assured, the blog will keep going, at least for now <3

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  68. Elaine Villapando

    Aww this post is very heartfelt. I saw how you grow as a blogger being an avid follower/fan since 2012 (from Lookbook and Chictopia days now to Instagram and b/vlog) I’m happy with your decisions, Camille. You still inspires us. I must say that you’re one of the reasons I started my own blog way back 2014. Idk but I just love everything about you. Meeting you every Bloggers United means a lot to me. And on Jan 9, I really want to see you again! Hope I can make it! ❤

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  69. carrizzaag

    Hi Madam Cams, i don’t know how to start and i don’t know why i feel a little bit sad. Maybe because i’ve been reading this blog since April 2011. Your blog became part of my daily read and i love it even more because i feel like i am studying fashion, beauty and travel online. Thank you for your honesty, thank you for sharing how you feel. But please do know that we still got your back when you decide to come back and be active again in this world called “itscamilleco.com – camille tries to blog”. We will support you all the way! Thank you and all the best Madam Cams :)Happy New Year and God bless you! ♥ PS: we will miss you here. hehehe

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww so sweet. Honestly, I’ll still blog every now and then. i think this is just me giving you guys a heads up when the time comes. Thank you again!!!

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  70. flora

    You’re such an inspiration for every dream chaser. been following you for a few years now. I really adore your style and fashion sense, not to mention your super jolly personality. Also, you’re life goals! the gowns you co-exist are truly eccentric. I watch every single youtube video because it’s so entertaining and whimsical, I feel like I’m transported to a different place every time I watch your travel vlogs. I clearly can’t put into words how deserving you are of everything you have now and will have in future time. super adore your relationship with jommek too! it’s nothing but pure love ♥️♥️♥️

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Flora. This is honestly the sweetest. Thank you so much!!!

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  71. Ohms

    Cams, this is so genuine. Its been six years since I been followed you in all socmed, been mia then backreading ..etc.. It’s true when you are aging (I mean we we’re aging)our perceptions in life change but still passion are still exist in our hearts. But above all, what ever your journey brings you, I always (we are) here admiring you not just because your Camille Co, because of you are an instant virtual friend connected to us who inspire us, who motivated us to be better oneself. P. S. You and Jommek are so perfect:);)

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  72. Ohms

    Cams, this is so genuine. Its been six years since I been followed you in all socmed, been mia then backreading ..etc.. It’s true when you are aging (I mean we we’re aging)our perceptions in life changes but still passion are still exist in our hearts. But above all, what ever your journey brings you, I always (we are) here admiring you not just because your Camille Co, because of you are an instant virtual friend connected to us who inspire us, who motivated us to be better oneself. P. S. You and Jommek are so perfect:);)

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww you’re one of the OG readers! LOL. Thank you for always making your back here!

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  73. Elizabeth

    Aww I’m so sorry to hear that, Camille, but I totally understand – constantly feeling like you’re not doing good enough isn’t healthy at all :( But I’m glad that you’re moving forward towards goals that really inspire you instead! Please know that your readers/followers will always support you :) <3 Sending you lots of love and encouragement! And I'm in the US, so I won't be able to attend the dinner in any way, but just wanted to wish you all a wonderful evening together!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww thank you Elizabeth! I think I just need to take a step back and look at blogging/vlogging/social media differently <3 Thank you for supporting me!! And always making sure to check my pages <3

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  74. Katrin Tuaño

    Hello Cams! Ahh, it’s good to be back in the comments section. I started being a follower of your blog last 2012. I witnessed all the changes in hairstyle and been leaving comments to your every single blog post posted. Years have past and things do change. Tho, I may not leave comments anymore (been very busy and tired) but I still try my best to show my support by continously managing the #TeamCamilleCo instagram and twitter. Thank you for being honest with us and I completely understand you. There will definitely come a time wherein you will feel tired and unhappy and must simply let it go. And thank you still for never giving up on your passion and decided to continue to blog/influence people through your platforms. After all the physical changes you’ve been (hairstyle to more mature outfit options), our personality remains. You are still the adorable, bubble Camille I met and love and adored 5 years ago. Please do believe and keep in mind that I will always support you no matter what happens, 100%! And will continue supporting you to all the things that may come to your life. :)

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww thank you Katrin! I sent you a message on IG. I truly appreciate how supportive you have been all these years. And likewise, I’ve seen you grow and change for the better as well! Now you’re a working woman! <3 See you on the 9th!

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  75. Hermes Joy Tunac

    Hi Camille. I’ve always just been a silent reader of your blog/ watcher of your vlog. I never commented on any of your posts but you’re one of the influencers I keep in my followings through the years. I can see myself in this specific post of yours. Late last year, I started consuming less and less of social media because I realized how unhealthy it’s causing me to be in terms of my mental health and the way I perceive myself. So this 2018, I have no plans of going back to being very active on social media, posting every second of what I do. And, Camille, I admire you for speaking this out loud. I hope I can meet you and get to know you more. My best regards, Hemes

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww surround yourself with positive friends. That’s one of the best ways to make yourself feel better. :) I hope there will come a time social media will have a positive effect on you as well but I commend you for knowing what steps to take to better your mental health :)

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  76. Camille

    Hi Cams! So proud to see you move on to another adventure of your life! I’ve been a fan of yours ever since and the day I met you personally last halloween was a dream come true for me! You are such an inspiration, i hope you continue vlogging for the pleasure of it not for career, cos I really enjoy your vids. My workmate once introduced me as Camille Co to one of our clients she got confused because she always see me watching your vids on youtube at work haha! Anyway, i hope i can join your intimate dinner! Would love to see you again :) much love, xoxo

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    • Camille Co

      I think that was what I was trying to say, I’ll probably still blog and vlog for the love of it. I just don’t want to treat it like my main bread and butter so the pressure isn’t there. :) I would love to invite you! Send me an email at message@itscamilleco.com!

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  77. Celine Ong

    Hi Camille, I’ve been keeping up with your blog since 2011 and I’ve seen your hair and fashion style change through the years. From long black/brown/red/orange hair with bangs to short unicorn locks; from turbans, connector rings, and platform heels to your current madame wardrobe :) One thing remained the same though- and that’s your bubbly personality and genuine attitude towards your readers/subscribers. Can’t wait to see the next chapter of your journey :)

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    • Camille Co

      Awwwww this is so sweet, honestly. Thank you Celine! Do let me know if you’d like to join the dinner!

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  78. Leah Villanueva

    I’m happy for you because you’re finally prioritizing what’s more important (to you) :) however, i’m a bit sad as well co’z this may also mean less of you (visibility) in social media… i have always admired your style and bubbly personality.. now, i admire you more for your bravery 🤗 all the best Camille!

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Leah! It won’t change right away, don’t worry <3 It’s just a heads up. I’ll still be here

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  79. itsnelayish

    This post is soo real and I can say that I relate to it but in a different situation. It happens a lot especially now we are now in digital age. Instead of doing what we just love doing (blogging or whatever it may be) unknowingly validation starts to come in. I miss your blog posts (I enjoy your vlogs too) and I felt that you started to blog (not for fame or profit) but as a creative outlet.

    Happy New Year Ate Cams!
    (P.S. Finally I am back again here! I miss you and the other commenters too :) )

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  80. Rica Marie

    :) awe.. I will always be here.. and hey, I’m happy seeing you happy as well with Jommek :) You two look really good and I can feel it too that he has a good heart also just like you.. Wish you the best in life Camille! :)

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  81. Jessica Tan

    Omg Camille! Been an avid reader since you started blogging (cue pictures of layers and layers of necklaces, jeffrey campbell shoes etc) it’s hard to believe you are making a shift! i must say though, your vidoes are some of the most amusing and entertaining to watch on youtube, and I say this even I watch A TON OF US/UK youtubers! But then again, I know no matter what, you will be there doing your things, inspiring us in your own way! I would love love love to attend that intimate dinner but I am from Malaysia! All the best and I’ll keep supporting you!

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    • Camille Co

      OMG those days! I cringe thinking about my old OOTDs. But thank you for supporting all my pages. I’ll still keep doing them as long as I can <3

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  82. freja

    HAHAHAHAH Compete with who, u mean compete with urself. have never come across a blogger at ur caliber. Camille ure the best for me. U inspire me to blog someday, As much as I hate to see u less,we will support u whatever path u choose. However a fan side of me needs u to stay as often as u can hahahhaha . :D :D

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  83. Anne

    If there’s something that draw me to you and your blog years back, it had always been because of your soul and personality Cams. Fashion and travel aside, you’re honestly endearing and I have to say that not a lot of bloggers/influencers spend so much time and energy interacting with their readers/followers both online and offline. You taking a break from this platform made me miss you a lot but knowing you, there’s always a good reason behind it. Thank you for your honesty Cams! You’ve been an inspiration to me for years on end and I’d love to see you reach more of your dreams whatever they may be. Love you forever! PS: Thank you for the holiday video greeting. Made me tear up!

    https://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

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  84. D

    omggg. Saw the dinner date on ig stories. A new subscriber and really enjoyed your videos! I’d really want to go if ever and talk with you (cause yayyy) but sadly, I can’t because I think it’s too far and my parents probably won’t allow me to. HAHAHAHAH but I really look forward on your posts/vlogs. Hope that it wouldn’t be toxic enough po. :)

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  85. Rica Marie

    Awe.. I really love how honest you are Camille, (insert teary eyes) that’s really why I love you among all the fashion bloggers out there. You’re always genuine. I’m really proud to be your avid follower and I’m really glad that I’ve created my own blog five years ago because of you. You’ve been an inspiration to me, in fact when I got pregnant three years ago, I always visit your blog and wish for a baby girl and then hoala wish granted. :) It’s not just about your style but it is the way you connect with your readers. :) I can’t forget how happy I was when I commented on your blog for the first time and I’ve received a reply from you. I even brag about it because of my excitement. Haha :) sorry, my comment is too long already. :) What I wanted to tell you is that, I/We, your fans/followers, would support you on your dreams :) anyways, I can still see you and connect with you on instagram :) It’s enough for me. Go my “LODI” and reach for your dreams :) Love yah!

    Love from Cebu,
    Rica♥

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    • Camille Co

      Hi Rica! You’ve been with me a long time and I’m so thankful you’re still here! Thank you for always reaching out and making me feel appreciated. You don’t know how readers like you have inspired me as well. ❤️❤️❤️

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  86. Valerie

    You have always inspired me, Camille! You and Kryzzie. Also, I agree with this post – the numbers in social media affect how we perceive ourselves. More like it has became the statistics of our relevance in this world. Less likes, less relevance. I myself get affected with it. I tend to compare myself to others, and my family do the same – they compare me to others which make me really feel uninspired instead of being encouraged to do more.

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    • Camille Co

      Ahhhh comparisons. Always a tricky thing. I hope you find it in you to focus on the positive as well. It’s hard I know but focus on the good things and what really matters :)

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