Collegiate Double Collar January 14, 2013
When the weather is cold and dreary, I tend to be more introspective(pretty sure I have said this before). The weather makes me want to shut down and sleep for days, I think that’s part of winter and its charm though. We store our energy, and save it up for summer where we can let it all out. Lately I have been trying to get my life in order for school in two weeks, the internship, and the possibility of a new job opportunity that will be unfolding in the next few months. I am full of nerves, my mind is usually running 1,000 miles a minute, and I definitely feel unsure about a lot of things.
When I start to think about the past, or past situations, I usually tend to reflect on those by judging how I handled a situation, or if I would change it looking back. Some of the best times of my life have come from maintaining a positive attitude and putting in 100%. I’m usually the one who thinks everything bad is going to happen so for me, this can sometimes be a struggle. My mama always said never to dwell on the bad things, because they’ll always over shadow the good things. And it’s completely true.
I’m sure you can all think of someone you know in your life who is the constant Debbie Downer. Always making their lives a pity party, someone who claims nothing good will ever happen to them. These people are draining. And I really can’t stand it. What most people don’t realize is that your life is going to be what you make it to be. If you want something, you have to work hard for it, and nothing will be handed to you. It’s hard to put in effort, but it must be done.
Don’t get me wrong, negative things can happen from time to time, but it’s about embracing all of it, and making sense of it. No one lives a perfect life, so it’s important to remember how much you can get out of your own life by just being positive and sending out positive energy. I guess where I’m going with this is that I am pretty nervous about the next few months. I’ve thought to myself that I won’t be able to handle it, and that things may be hectic for a while. Then I realized, not too long ago I was working three jobs and I was seriously exhausted, and it all paid off. My strength has been tested multiple times, and the best thing of all? I made it.
So when I start to think negatively or anxiously about the new and upcoming things in my life, and I try to remember that I know I can get through anything. I remember a time where I was tested as an individual, and I survived it. As human beings we underestimate what we can handle, until we put it all on the line, and then once we’re out of it, we feel empowered. So I hope on this Monday you can add a little positive spin to your day. Hope you have a good one!
Details: Dress, Socks & Cardigan/ Urban Outfitters, Necklace/Courtesy of Moorea Seal, Medina Platform Booties-Gypsy Warrior (use code LITTLETREE for 15% off), Inside Collared Shirt/Macy’s ,Rings/Unexpected Expectancy
Love your necklace and you have a great outlook on life. Way to stay upbeat!The Occasional Indulgence
Fab outfit.I also have finally gotten out of my funk and started realizing that you have to make your future.Bad things happen along the way but it only makes your character stronger and becomes part of you as a person.Negative people have all pretty much been ousted out of my life. There's no time for that business!
couldn't have said it better!! I've been dealing with this kind of motivation and determination lately in my life, and it's great for me to conitnually read how to uplift ourselves!! beat those negative vibes with positive ones!!and of course, you look adorbs!! love your necklace and shoes!
Carlee, Almost Endearing says
Girl I love this outfit! And I am sure you will handle the change and busy times with grace. I also try not to have people in my life that are always negative they can be exhausting.CarleeAlmost Endearing
Moorea Seal says
Amen to all of this. I think our minds are so much more powerful than we sometimes let them be. Sometimes out emotions are on a run away train and its hard to remember that we still have control of ourselves and our lives when we are faced with challenges. I hope that all the challenges ahead become reasons to celebrate pride in yourself, in your strength, and in your choices <3xo Moorea
Your dress is so beautiful!Beckyxx
Tiff Ima says
This outfit is so flippin' cute! I love that necklace :)I so agree with you! Life was never promised to be easy and we just have to live daily and take whatever comes our way. Negative thinking is something that adds no value to your life. You could even look at that positively! Next time one of those "Debbie Downers" start draining your energy, say something that would pour some energy and encouragement into them, also energizing yourself…everyone wins!xoxo Tiff Imahttp://stylehonestly.com
So pretty! I love the knee socks. And, I couldn't agree with you more about the Debbie Downers. So draining and such a waist of energy. I like to keep it positive as best I can. :)http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/
Andrea Kerbuski says
Well holy shit, I am obsessed with this outfit and how goooorg you are! The weather has the same effect on me, I just want to curl up on my couch and become even more of a hermit, more than the average person, being an introvert. I hope school, the internship and the potential job go super well for you this semester! <3
I love your outlook on life and your positivity! You whole outfit is darling!xxThe Introverted Brunette
Nancy Wilde says
Beautiful photography! You are so pretty… I envy your face structure ^^ xxwww.nancywilde.blogspot.com
Gorgeous! I love everything about this look and what you have said! Life is too short to be negative.xxhttp://heythere-georgiegirl.blogspot.co.nz/
That is such a pretty outfit! And I can definitely relate to everything you said. Such a great message. Good luck with everything!!xo inventedromance.blogspot.ca
Estelle La Mode says
wow I really adore this look! The colour mesh well together, and a gorgeous collar. XxEstherwww.estellelamode.com/brave-heart/
Aw that little thought really brightened up my day! So true, positivity is the best way to get on with life. Lovely outfit, your hair is so pretty xx
Ashley Taylor says
You always look so great 🙂 And I love how positive your posts are.xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com
Maggie J. says
Beautiful necklace! Thanks for being so positive and encouraging, everyone could use that now and then :)2ndhand Knowledge
Cat Got Dressed says
Great post here 🙂 good thoughts, good thoughts.Catcatgotdressed.blogspot.com
Arlina Julianne says
this outfit is gorgeous. and cold weather always makes me a bit gloomy too. just gotta power through it.
Angie Bailey says
Such a beautiful, honest post. You've so got this, lady! I have really severe OCD – and sadly, not the must-clean-everything kind but the negative-thinking-always-worrying kind. One quote I love is something along the lines of: "most of what we dwell on and worry about, never actually happens."Jen's on Social Security Disability and I am trying to get on mine as well for OCD, depression and separation anxiety. Simply put, I cannot work. I've tried. I just can't. I've been denied once, so I have a lawyer now and I'm working on getting into a very low cost mental health clinic. I'm powering through!
You are beautiful and your positivity is refreshing!
Aurélie As Mounette says
Amazing dress!I love it!KissAuréliewww.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com
What a lovely dress! The collar and subtle polka dot pattern are fantastic! And I think you're taking such a great perspective here- it can be too easy to be ruled by our self-doubt and anxiety, so it's extra refreshing when we can escape these types of thought patterns and stay positive! xoxo-Jenwww.vibrantbeautyblog.com
WOW WOW WOW. how have I never read your blog…? But really. I just don't know. Because you are the coolest of all cool bloggers and I never ever thought the day would come when I would want to dye my hair all dark except now you're kind of making me want to say bye to the ombre and just go dark. But then again, I'm not even cool, so I just couldn't.
Thanks for visiting my blog! Loves these photos… so pretty. Good luck with everything, stay positive! I know easy said than done but it does help 🙂
Hannah (Floating Balloons) says
Wonderful words and great outfit! 🙂