The Best Way to Get Ahead...

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 to get started. And, I know. You're probably like, really Shelby? Pinterest told me that 72 times already. I'm sorry. It's totally cliché and pulled from a motivational poster in a waiting room somewhere. But, it's true.

It means more to me now than ever. I'm embarking on this adventure my parents like to call "real life" - you know, paying bills, having responsibilities, being a part of the corporate world - that sort of thing. All of it can get overwhelming and stressful. Looking at my to-do list makes me cringe. Trust me, I know. Post-grad life is legit.

To be honest, I don't know what I'm doing 95% of the time. And, that's okay. It's okay that I have to text my mom when I need help changing my air filter. It's okay that I have to rely on Google 47 times a day on average. I'm making it up as I go, and that's okay too.

It's okay because I took the step. I got started on it. I took a step towards my goals, my plans, my dreams, and it's going to work out. It hasn't yet, and I still have a long way to go, but I'm going at least.

23 isn't easy. I'm no longer feelin' 22 (Taylor Swift sobs in the background), but at the same time, I'm not quite to the point of feeling like an actual adult either. Or, maybe I am, I'm just too busy catching up on "The Bachelor" to notice. •
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Mood Board

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Mood: Staying in, comfy sweatshirts, room service (jk).

Listening to: Lana Del Rey on vinyl, and this song.
Clearly, I've been inspired by all things whimsical, quirky and tropical lately. I'm feeling major girly vibes...maybe because it's February and that holiday I'd rather not talk about is coming up. As usual, I'm still digging subtle pops of blush pink, mint and gold. #onbrand

In other news, Wildfox just dropped their new fairytale-inspired collection, and clearly I'm in love. This Rapunzel top is everything...kinda need it for the next Disney trip! There's also Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid and Cinderella pieces...and my inner Disney princess is majorly obsessed.

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Not Always Sunny

Saturday, January 30, 2016

This week has been an adventure to say the least. From all the rain (and the traffic) and my first visit to the PGA show...this week certainly had its highs and lows. I can't complain. Not every day is going to be sunny!

However, I can choose to keep my attitude sunny + bright, even when it's difficult. Choosing to look on the bright side not only puts me in a good mood, it also keeps me focused on what's truly important. Getting caught up in the little things just wastes time and energy that could be spent doing something fun!

We all know that Disney is my happy place, but I can't always run over to Cinderella's Castle whenever I have a bad day. Instead, I remember my favorite movie Tangled and embrace Rapunzel's outlook on life. I relate to her now more than ever - my life is finally beginning - and I definitely had my moments of uncertainty starting out on my own and "leaving my tower" at home. However, that doesn't mean I should run back to my safe place when life gets hard.

I need to remember to be thankful for those challenging moments, because if things were always easy, that would get boring. If it was always sunny, I wouldn't appreciate the good days as much. Bad days have a way of making me see all my blessings. And, the best part, bad days don't last forever!

So, if you're having an off-week, a bad day, or just need a break from it all, take a deep breath, get some rest, and enjoy what you can. Life is way too short to sweat the small stuff, trust me!

"Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." - Snow White

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