The Best Way to Get Ahead... 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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  1. "It's okay that I have to rely on Google 47 times a day on average."

    AMEN. What I don't know, I Google.

    Thanks for sharing this, Shelby! So much truth in being 23.

  2. I text my mom all the time for things like how to change the air filter... I had to call my dad the other day because I accidentally turned on my hazards in my car and couldn't figure out how to turn them off
    Miss Olivia Says

  3. I feel like I'm always texting or calling my dad about "how to adult." haha, I still cannot get use to the fact that I'm growing up. Thanks for sharing this!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  4. There's something about being a senior in college that freaks me out like no other. That 95% of not knowing what I'm doing is totally real as I'm constantly wondering if I should apply to grad school or just go get a job. But I totally agree with you that the best way is to get started! =)

    Have a bright day,


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