Personal

why I'm happy about the things that didn't work out and you should be too

Long Sleeve Top (wearing a medium) // Long Duster Sweater (Calvin Klein at T.J. Maxx but similar here that I also have + love) || Jeans (sold out BDG from Urban Outfitters but similar here || Handbag || Booties (fit true to size) || Photography: Rachel Leiner Photography

 

Ohhh, life. It has a way of making us feel happy, excited, joyous, and yet sometimes, sad, defeated, and hopeless. I told you guys here that lately, I’ve been doing a ton of reflecting. I think part of it is me getting older and another is the fact that I have an hour commute each way to work so I do a lot of thinking! If you guys are anything like me then you know that sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes that’s a bad thing! Overthinking a situation is never good in my experience lol. Anyways, I’ve been thinking a lot about the things that don’t work out how we planned them to or the way we wanted them to.

So you might be thinking, things not working out how you wanted them to is a GOOD thing? Not to fear, I will explain. First I will start by saying that I’m not an overly religious person. I do have faith and go to church a couple times a year, however, I don’t consider myself religious. I do enjoy going to church and went as a child, however, it hasn’t become a habit in my adult life. One of my deep beliefs is that God (or whoever you believe in as a higher being) has much greater aspirations for us than we even think are possible. Sometimes we might think something is perfect for us, but God says… Nope. You can do better. I can do better for you. So whatever it is doesn’t work out. To us it comes across as a failure, disappointment, and can often bring deep sadness. When you start to accept things “not working out,” you can then start to realize that it’s not a complete failure. It’s life bringing something better into your life.

(more…)

2018 goals

  I hope you guys are having a happy New Year! I’m always amazed looking back on the past year. While we’re living in it, it doesn’t feel like much has changed, but when you look back, you realize just how much you have accomplished. It’s true that we all go through struggles, and as […]

Continue Reading

12 ways to say goodbye to holiday stress

This post was sponsored by Barnie‚Äôs Coffee as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   As much as we try to tell ourselves that “next year will be different,” somehow, holiday stress seems to manage to make its way to some of us. […]

Continue Reading

getting out of teaching, teaching struggles, the struggle of teaching, teacher career, why I decided to get out of my career as a teacher, teacher problems

WHY I DECIDED TO GET OUT OF MY CAREER IN TEACHING First, let me preface this post by saying that this was a hard post to write. I debated about sharing this over and over again because I know what an important job teachers have. I deeply respect all of my friends that are teachers. […]

Continue Reading

1 2