Monday Motivation // 09.30.13

Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 30: React to this term: Letting Go.

I know everyone who watched the  season premiere last week and heard these lines thought to themselves, "Holy crap, the chief is talking to me." And then proceeded to bawl and shove cookies in your mouth because that episode was so stressful

These lines really apply to letting go of things, be it a memory from your past or doubts about your future. Deciding is a huge part of letting go. You have to choose what life you want to live. Do you want to let this thing hold you back or do you want to move on and kick ass at life? The choice is simple. It's the decision that's hard.

DIY: Distressed Cut-Off Shorts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Here in Aggieland, it's still a scorching 100 degrees outside. For some reason, Texas does not want to cooperate with my sweater weather mood. I've been seeing jorts all summer, but haven't been able to find a pair that I like for the right price. I searched through Pinterest for some tutorials, but I couldn't find anything that really gave a step by step tutorial with pictures. (I'm just not a video girl.) So, I decided that I'd just wing it and document what I did along the way.

What You Need:
- clothing shears/sharp scissors
- pen/marker
- box cutter/razor blade/sharp knife
- DVD box/cardboard
- sandpaper/pumice stone
- 1 bottle of bleach
- plastic grocery bag
- gloves

Step 1: Find the perfect pair of jeans. I wanted my shorts to be high-waisted, so I bought some boy Wrangler jeans from Wal-Mart for $16. I recommend going to Wal-Mart or your local Goodwill to find cheap jeans. I went to our Goodwill, but they just didn't have any in my size. 

Step 2: Measure the length with a pair of shorts. Find a pair of shorts that you really like to figure out the length. Pick a pair you wear a lot. This helps so that you don't have to eyeball where you think the shorts will hit.

Monday Motivation // 09.09.13

Monday, September 9, 2013

August was a pretty crazy month from getting engaged to graduating from college to seeing family and spending time with sisters. I'm so grateful for the amazing time I had, but I'm also glad I am getting back into the swing of things. Now that everything is slowing down, I've been thinking about who I want to be as a graduate. I absolutely love my job, but I feel like I can be something more outside of it.

Ross is such a huge risk taker. When he graduated, he had a lot of job offers with steady paychecks. However , instead of taking the comfortable route, he jumped on an opportunity to do some contract work that eventually led him to starting his own custom software development company. Honestly, I would have gone down the predictable future route. I'm horrible at taking risks, but Ross has taught me that if you don't put yourself out there, nothing will happen to you. I sit around saying I want this to happen and that to happen, but I'm scared of failing and so those ideas never come to light. You know what I mean?

On this Monday, I'm making a promise to take a chance on myself. Failing isn't the worst thing in the world that could happen. It's just another opportunity to try something a different way. So, if there's something you want to do, but just haven't had the guts to do it, make the promise with me today to make it happen. Let's be brave and take risks.

Happy Monday!