Nov 16, 2012

Let Go

Since I turn 26 in a few weeks, I have been spending a lot of time reflecting, and thinking about where I thought I'd be at this point in time. Birthdays are good for that, a good chance to sit back and think about where the past year went, how much you've changed and where you want to go from here. I like to think of it as a mini reality check. I always think back to my elementary school days when the teachers asked us to write out our goals for the next ten, fifteen, and twenty years. Of course most girls wrote "married with twelve kids, dream job, living in mansion on the beach...etc." I was no exception to this. Clearly, I am not married with twelve kids, my dream job is in the works, and that mansion on the beach is a house in New Jersey.

That's just fine though. I am not complaining. It's just funny how things never turn out how you expect. Life works out in weird ways, but I trust that things are going in the right direction even though I may not be exactly where I envisioned. Sometimes I get frustrated that my life is constantly all over the place, busy and chaotic, but right now that's what it is. I get most annoyed when I feel swallowed up by all of the work that needs to get done, or when I can't do everything I hoped I would do. I hate it all.

If there is one thing I have learned in my twenty five(soon to be twenty six) years of life, it's that you will always have something to work towards. Nothing is ever going to be handed to you, no one has it easy, and no one's life is perfect. Enjoy the imperfections and ride the freakin' wave. All you can control is your reaction to it all, and if you're not there yet, you will be eventually, right? When you find yourself frustrated take it easy, and breathe. You're not alone in this, trust me.

Details: Sweater & Skirt // Urban Outfitters , Boots // Coach , Tights // F21


  1. That hedgehog sweater is so cute!
    I love your tights!

  2. So pretty! Love the jumper!

  3. Beautiful post! I have turned 25 a month ago and had the very same little reality check.
    I agree with you on everything you wrote here! Good luck with everything you do and
    I hope that your dreams and wishes do come true sooner or later

  4. I love the skirt and boots!
    such nice pieces

  5. I like this color!

  6. Cute sweater and great post! I turn 26 soon too, and my life is nothing like I thought it would be. But it's beautiful and I'm grateful. Have a great weekend!

    xo Emily

  7. I love what you have written here about time and dreams. Like you said birthday's are always good check points to see how much further you have come to living your dream. I think having imperfections in our life makes us truly grateful for the beautiful things we have in life. Have a great birthday!
    xo Natasha

  8. Turning 25 soon! I feel your transition pains. Definitely in a transition phase myself. Happy Birthday!

    xo Katie

  9. oh my goodness how i love this sweater!

  10. Eeee I love your sweater!!

  11. pretty outfit. Love your cute sweate and the amazing boots.
    wish you a lovely weekend.
    xo, Petra

  12. Such a cute shirt! Enjoy your upcoming birthday :)

  13. I've been feeling like my life's at a standstill, recently but going back to school next year might help? Glad I'm not the only one questioning things. How cute are the hedgehogs!?

    xo Ashley

  14. Great post! Also, I love that sweater. It's so cute.

    <3 Melissa

  15. Lovely outfit! Love the boots and the hedgehogs on your sweater)))

  16. You are so lovely. I love your blog! I just stumbled across it this morning and got swept away from your beautiful pictures, style, and writing! Hope you have a wonderful 26th birthday! x

  17. I totally know what you mean in that last paragraph - I always have to remind myself that I don't know everyone's lives and no one has it perfect. Such a good pep talk!

  18. Your sweater is so much fun! Just started following you on Bloglovin <3

    Colour Me Classic

  19. Oh gosh! Hedgehogs are just the cutest. :)

  20. What a cute outfit!
    Goodness. . .yeah, I don't think any people I knew ever wanted more than 4 kids. I have two friends with 3 kids though so far! Anyway 26 is a great age and I am glad that you are content with where you are! That is important!

  21. I have wanted this sweatshirt sooo bad since the day I saw it. A friend here has it and I am super envious.


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