A life with symmetry would simply be boring. I do tend to be black and white with my thought process, but deep inside I know thinking outside of the box is a good exercise. It allows you to free your mind and not feel so stuck in certain thought patterns. Why do people avoid this? They want to feel safe. And sometimes safe is boring.
I was the perfect example of someone who took the safe route…until I decided to leave my “safe” job and start a fashion/lifestyle blog. There’s nothing safe about working for yourself. But what keeps me going? It’s the most rewarding thing I’ve probably done for myself in a while. Being challenged everyday, and then seeing the reward come afterwards creates this cycle of gratification that’s hard to find.
It’s kind of like that awesome feeling of being single, after you’ve realized you don’t owe anything to anyone (in terms of dating relationships), and you’re free to be yourself. Same kind of concept, except in the business world. Not tied down to anything.
And yes, there are downsides. Just like when you’re single, it’s easy to feel lonely, like you don’t have anyone to call yours. Those feelings always come and go, but a strong woman knows that those feelings are just feelings, not an identity. When I work I don’t really have an office, or a meeting room to chat with all my colleagues. It’s usually just me, my computer, Bailey snuggling with me, and lots of networking.
The good always outweighs the bad though. That’s when you know it’s right, no matter what situation your in. Nothing is perfect. But if you identify what’s good and feel secure in those things, the rest comes easy. I wouldn’t trade what I get to do every day for anything in the world. God will provide and I am one very blessed girl.
Today I get to share this adorable look from the amazing women at Hope’s Boutique who helped me pick this out. I consider myself an expert stylist, but hey, I love when I can just sit back and let someone else tell me what looks good too! That’s the point of going to a boutique like Hope’s.
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