Stepping out of your comfort zone

Hello weekend, my old friend. We made it! Yippeeee. I spent the entirety of this week stressing about work and feeling super overwhelmed with all that I needed to take care of. I was willing the weekend to finally be here. AND HERE IT IS.

We have a few fun things in the queue this weekend: an Orange Theory workout and brunch. And that’s it. Because I plan to be lazy af for the remainder of the weekend because that’s me in a nutshell. Lately I’ve been really comfortable doing the same things over and over. My routine is generally the same every weekend, because that’s just what works for me. But I’m trying to encourage myself to try new things and accept that its going to feel a little uncomfortable at first. Apparently when we feel uncomfortable, its a sign that we are growing (or so someone told me). That being said, I have a lot of ideas and visions about this blog, my career (and my future in general) that I’d like to move forward with, but the biggest hurdles I face all come down to two things: confidence and my inability to get started. In pretty much every area of my life, I often procrastinate and put off anything that is new to me until the last minute so that I don’t have to feel frustrated or let myself embrace that feeling of being uncomfortable. Which is silly. If I want to get better at something I need to practice it all the time and at least get something started. So I set out to start small and tackle a new fashion post – something I’ve been putting off for a very long time – sooo I’m sharing with y’all a fun tunic top with vizslas on it! Because, dogs are life.

See that little FASHION tab at the top of the blog? Yeah, that. I’ve found that to be daunting and any attempt to create on that subject has put my heart rate into over drive. I love clothes and love my sense of style, but there’s always a “but”; but what if people don’t enjoy it; but what if I don’t have the newest styles; but what if its not good enough; but BUT BUT BUTALSljflKAJFWPOjfaldkfjsl;. Seriously, enough with the buts!

With my type-A personality, I hesitate to begin ANY project until I have everything I could possibly need in place beforehand. And even then, if its something new to me I do my best to procrastinate because I’m scared. But I’m sick of letting myself be scared. This is a platform for me to try new things AND share them with those who are interested.

I saw a quote on pinterest this morning that really resonated with me:

If I never try, then I will continue to be in the same place I am now; wondering about the what ifs. Having an imagination and engaging with my creativity is one thing but to own it and bring those ideas to life is really where the fun begins. So if you are struggling to get started I encourage you to take the plunge and try the hard stuff. Be you and do it well. If you love something about you or you enjoy a certain subject, then go with your gut and don’t care what other people think. Obviously, that needs to be taken with a grain of salt because constructive criticism is another thing that can ultimately help us grow into better versions of ourselves.

I shared this top a few weeks back on a Wild About Wednesday post, and I knew that I wanted to share it as one of my first “fashion” posts. So here it is in the flesh. I am a fan of pairing loose, tunic-like tops with a pair of high rise skinny jeans and pumps. Its pretty much my casual Friday jam at work. I’ve linked you guys up with a few similar looks down below, hope you enjoy your weekend and take your pups to the park or simply soak up some sunshine!

 

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