Y'all don't know this, but my mom is pretty freakin' adorable. (I know, I must take after her.) Seriously, though. She dresses so well that I even say, "Why don't I dress like that?" Yesterday, she wore the cutest outfit to school. It just had fall written all over it. She was wearing a camel colored sweater with black cords and leopard flats. (I, on the other hand, donned my usual norts and a tee outfit. So original.) For a while, I've been wanting to start a street style post because I always run into people who look amazing and I want their entire outfit. So, might as well start with my amazing mother. :) Unfortunately, I couldn't snap a picture of her because she stayed at school really late for parent/teacher conferences. Anyway, I am in love with this outfit and she's convinced me that cords are the way to go for fall.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Sometimes, you settle for something and don't even realize it. Whatever you settle for may not be a bad thing at all, but it's just not how you saw your life going.
I have a pretty great life. I do. I have a college degree, great relationship, flexible job, good home, and an adorable dog. What more could I want? Thinking about all of that, I never felt like I was settling. I felt like I had a life that many other people would love to live. But for the past couple months, I've felt like something was missing. I just didn't feel like myself, which made me be mean and isolate myself from everyone. I hated it and couldn't figure out how to go back to normal. Last week, I finally realized that while I love my life, I've been settling for things because it was easier than actually going after what I want to do.
I think that's our problem. We get into a routine that's actually pretty great and decide we can push off pursuing our dreams, which is exactly how we get ourselves into the "some day" hole. So, I decided it was time to start finding my way out of that hole and make a plan to go after what I want in life.
My two cents? If you want to change, you have to make a change. I know, simple concept, right? For me, I knew I had to take myself out of College Station because my environment wasn't motivating me to change. My college friends, my sorority, and Ross are there, which I love so much, but I know that I'm pretty bad at putting my social life before other things because it's a great distraction. So while it was the hardest thing to do, Ross and I decided that I should go visit my parents in Colorado for a couple months to clear my head and refocus.
Of course, I'm not saying you should drop everything and move somewhere else (unless that's what you need to do to make a change). Your change might be quitting your job and focusing on your dream full time. It might be ending an unhealthy relationship, changing your major, breaking a bad habit or starting a good one. Whatever it is you decide to change, you have to commit. No take backs no matter how hard it is to do it. Without commitment, you'll never move forward.
Now, I'm here in Colorado and already feel better because I'm no longer stuck in a rut. I'm moving forward and figuring things out. Change is scary. I thought I was going to lose everything if I left College Station, but I now I know that I still have a great life even though I'm not there. I still have a college degree, great relationship, flexible job, good home, and an adorable dog. While it was scary and hard to make the change, I think it's the best thing I've ever done for me.
So, stop settling. Make a change. Pursue your dreams. At the end of the day, it's totally worth it.
Monday, October 14, 2013
I love dreams. They make you smile and excited for the future. I'm dumb-founded when someone tells me their goal in life, but they don't have a plan to reach it. The conversation typically ends with "some day..." Why do we limit ourselves? I do it, too. Last week, I decided that I needed to make a change if I was serious about my future. That's why I wasn't able to blog very much because I've been making some life-changing decisions to be able to accomplish goals and dreams of mine. (More on that tomorrow.)
This week, I encourage you to challenge yourself. Turn your some day into today and start seriously pursuing your dream. I mean, it's worth at least five minutes of your time. You never know, obtaining your dream might be easier than you thought.