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In total honesty, I love this whole idea. Nordstrom is trying to create an experience that caters to the customers who are always “busy” and who want to kill seven birds with one stone. Their entire goal with this store is to create an experience around shopping.
This reminder, say yes to the things that scare you, was what I needed to stop living a complacent life. This is the entire theme of Shonda’s book. Each yes that she said led to bigger and better outcomes for her career and personal life. Say yes to the things that scare you. You’ll be a better person for it.
I was very unhappy with my wardrobe. That is when I cleared out everything my closet, Marie Kondo style, and sold/donated anything that didn’t bring me joy. And then I was left with almost nothing. I’m not even exaggerating. Around this same time I watched The True Cost documentary on Netflix and my life was forever changed. This documentary sparked a passion in me that I hadn’t felt in a long time. I knew immediately that I wanted to be a more conscious consumer.
Today, I finally feel like doing something. Correction, today I am finally doing something. Because that is the difference between me and the women that I look up to. They have already done it, and I have just dreamt of it.
After a lot of thought and consideration and many discussions with the people I surround myself with, I’ve made a decision… I want to do what I originally set out to do with this blog. I want to create a space for people who know that there is more to this life that they haven’t acheived yet. Because that is how I feel right now. It’s how I’ve felt for a long time. And there’s no more time to waste. Each day that goes by is one less day that we have.
I have tried teeth whitening throughout the years, like most of us have. I did the strips and whitening toothpastes. Honestly, I never really had great results. I need instant gratification if I’m going to stick to something, like teeth whitening. Another option that I’ve considered is professional teeth whitening but I just wasn’t in the place financially to pay so much for something cosmetic. So when Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their at home teeth whitening kit, I took it as a sign and immediately jumped on board!
You’re never too old or too young. These are just excuses that you tell yourself, or that others tell you out of their own fears. I’ve told them to myself before. Not knowing how is not an excuse to not do. As long as you still have a willingness to learn, just keep going even when the path looks dark ahead.
It has been way too long since I have posted anything on the blog. At the beginning of the new year I promised myself that I would keep a regular blog schedule, but then life happened. It has already been a crazy year and it is flying by. I cannot believe that it is the middle of March, but I think that I say that almost monthly. It just goes to show that you can’t put off the things that you want to pursue. For me, that is this blog.
So, I decided to get back into the groove with everything that I have been loving this week. Let’s do this!
So what can you look forward to during this weekly blog post? Anything & everything from books to clothes to food to whatever it is that has piqued my interest this week. Mostly, I want to share with you anything that has made my life better, easier or has entertained me over the past 7 days.
That’s what I’m doing in 2019, tapping into a version of myself that I haven’t met yet. Over the last year I have dug deep down into myself to figure out who I am and what makes me happy. It was a year of reflection, some serious hard talks and a few pity parties. All of that brought me to the conclusion: 2019 has a lot to offer!
After reflecting back on 2018, I can see how I didn’t reach any of my goals. I wasn’t ready. I was still in the “excuse making” phase of my journey. I told myself that I deserved a break. I told myself that tomorrow I would do better. I told myself a lot of things to make up for the fact that I wasn’t doing what I knew I needed to do in order to succeed.
Instead of thinking negatively about where you live, find the good. Find the beauty even if it’s small. Train yourself to only say positive things about your surroundings. Pretty soon you won’t have a negative thing to say.
The fascinating journey that Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show’s creator, takes you on to see how Midge handles this unplanned event in her very planned out life is mesmerizing. Not to mention hilarious. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is exactly the show we need to cozy up to during these long winter months. Lucky for us, season 2 is premiering December 5th. That is just enough time for you to binge season 1 if you haven’t already.