Sometimes I get so focused on planning out my life that if the plan changes I get upset or feel like a failure. But what I am working on-which is very hard for me- is letting my control death grip go and attempting to go with the flow. I am starting to wonder that when I am super stressed out and it feels like nothing is coming together, if that might not be the path for me. It is not healthy to live with the level of stress I carry, sometimes things won’t go according to plan, and I have to adapt to those changes. I am trying to throw the map away and go ahead on the path I feel God is leading me down. Sometimes getting lost leads you to the best places. And sometimes all you need to do is let go and let God, God’s timing is the best timing. What is suppose to happen always will happen.
Today I wore my power outfit, I just bought this fabulous leather dress at Teal Boutique this weekend and knew for Tuesday’s Chapter I had to wear it. I paired it with my sassy sparkly flats and was ready to roll. Though I was disappointed that I didn’t win Best Dressed- I did win Smart Sigma of the Week! And to be honest this little award made my night! I live in the library, from Sunday to Thursday if you can’t find me chances are I am in the library. I have a full plate now this semester, with high hopes of going abroad to conduct research after I graduate then applying to grad schools, I am working hard to succeed. And just the simple award for a good grade I made this week, really made me happy. I hope to one day work in higher education, I am a huge nerd and absolutely love to learn. Today I felt on top of the world, and I highly believe that when you dress for success you will be successful. I am a firm believer that it is okay to be studious and stylish.
So after my rough day yesterday, I had an absolutely great day today! My younger cousin has been going through Recruitment (Rush) this week, at Wofford, one of the most stressful times of a young woman’s life, and calling me every night for advice. I have been a Greek woman since my freshmen year at Presbyterian College and this year had the honor of being a Pi Chi, a non-affiliated and non-biased adviser to women going through the process. Throughout this week she has called me seeking my advice and support and I am so incredibly proud and happy to say that she ran home to her sisters today! Her happiness has brought me so much joy! She deserves an incredible experience and I am so happy that she found the place she can call home. My Greek experience has not necessarily been a wonderful one, however, I am incredibly thankful for it, because now as a senior I look back and see that I am a stronger and better woman because of everything that has happened to me. And my hope for my cousin (and all women who have recently gone Greek) is that she has the wonderful experience I did not have, but also that she continues to grow and learn from all her experiences, good and bad.
I know I haven’t ever really posted, but lately I have really been really thinking it might be a good thing to start blogging. But what I want to do with this blog is not just make it about fashion (though clothes are my favorite) but about meaningful things. Sometimes I just need to write out my feelings, and you may very well not care and can choose not to read- but I think it will help me and could possibly help you! So my first “meaningful” post is about bad days.
Sometimes we have really crappy days, someone was mean to you and then shoot your whole day has gone down the toilet. It happens to us all, we are just really feeling life and feeling great then that person has to go and pop your balloon. Maybe they had a bad day and just took it out on you, but whatever the circumstance it still sucked. But want to know the best thing about bad days? They are over when you go to bed! You wake up and bam a brand new day- one that you get the chance to make great! And another thing about bad days…the people who really care will try and turn that day around before you go to sleep! It is a truly wonderful feeling when someone shows that they care and really make an effort to help you blow back up your balloon. It is those people you need in your life-to help turn your day around. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we are loved and that we have it pretty great. So don’t let one bad day make you think you have a bad life!