Thursday, July 27, 2017

Stripes & Shoulders

I hope you're not tired of seeing me in off the shoulder tops because I'm definitely not tired of wearing them. When the Summer is on and the temps are 90 degrees or higher, these are the only tops bearable to have on. I'm a fan of the rust color so I love how I contrasted this stripe top with the rustic shorts. My usual self would've went for a darker kind of shoe but I kept it in the neutral palette and went for my huaraches I got from Olvera Street. This outfit was a sure way to beat the heat. Enjoy the look!

Top: DD's Discounts | Shorts: Thrifted | Huaraches: Olvera Street

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Motivation Monday

Whenever I want to take a leap into something I've never done before, I get a bit nervous. (As I'm sure we all do.) But what causes these nerves? Probably the fact that I'm doing something out of my ordinary or just good ol' first time jitters. But how about the times that I retract myself because I'm scared? I fear failing or I fear making repeated mistakes. I don't want the same things to happen so I constantly think about them making myself more scared than what I need to be. What I've realized is that fear is really just a mere illusion. It's all in my head. I've made up plenty of scenarios where more than 90% of the time, it's not going to happen. But there goes my little crazy mind thinking away anyway. I know past experiences have me a little bit cautious but there's a difference between being cautious and keeping myself from things because I'm scared of making a mistake.
I've come to understand that mistakes are a part of the process. Mistakes are a part of life. Without mistakes how else are we going to learn? We're human not perfect and it's going to take some trial and error to figure some shit out. I can't let the fear of making mistakes stop me from growing. If I go on and take the chance, I'm growing; I'm allowing myself the experience to teach me whatever it is I need learning. Some mistakes are inevitable but I can't let it define me. I've made TONS of mistakes. But what's going to set me apart from the rest? My ability to continue on even after my failures. Mistakes are just a stepping stone in the right direction. More of a sign telling me "Wrong way, go this way." You did the deed, made the mistake, and now it's time to evaluate and make plans to start again with a different approach. Everyone makes mistakes! But it's how you pick yourself up after and use it to your advantage that matters.