This past weekend I had my friends and followers on Instagram ask me questions. I figured I would take the time to answer them here, since many of them were very similar. I know I often post about my favorite places or things, but I rarely speak on my every day life. Plus this will serve as a great life update for those that are close to me – since I’m the absolute worst at Facebook statuses and (apparently) phone calls.
For some reason as this birthday approached, I became a little more sentimental than usual.. more reflective. I thought about writing a letter to my younger self (yes, I know… cheesy) but I realized that some of the most important life lessons I’ve learned haven’t come from life-altering situations, but instead, small moments. So instead of writing a long sappy letter to myself – I figured why not make a list of all the things, big and small, that have made an impact on my every day life so far.
Life has been a little tricky lately. I mean, on paper it seems pretty good. I’m working for some really awesome people, I’m really plugged into my church, and I’ve got an amazing group of friends surrounding me, supporting me, and dreaming with me. And yet, for some reason, I feel so unsettled. It’s been like this for a while now. I’m normally a very content individual; It takes a lot to rattle me. However, I can’t seem to shake this feeling that I’m currently sitting on the sidelines of life. Probably because It feels like life is moving along faster for everyone around me. More specifically, it seems that everyone is getting married except for me.
When I was younger, I had this idea of what a successful woman looked like. She wore a pencil skirt and sat at a big desk in her coveted corner office all day… (think Cameron Diaz in any movie she’s ever been in) But fast forward to present day, and my idea of a successful woman looks very different. She is strong yes, but she is also gentle, she is intentional, and she has a sparkle that seems contagious. She might not have a corner office, she might not even work in an office. But she is successful because her goals are being achieved and her dreams are being chased.