it's okay to not do it all.

i think when i returned from my mission i felt like i can tackle the world. or that i can handle pretty much everything that was thrown at me because i was better organized, better prepared. when you're on a mission, you're used to setting a schedule. planning where to go at what time. prepping a mental and physical to-do list and backup plans if they don't work out. accomplishing a lot because you're relying a lot of your hopes, trust, and basically everything you got on God because it was His work that you were doing. 

when i came home, i still had this programmed in my head. it's not a bad thing per say, but it almost drove me insane haha. i was wanting to get everything accomplished that i had set a goal for mentally in my head (and these goals were lifetime goals, which can't be accomplished over night haha).  and at the time it was a lot (also adding on the transition to being home again... oyyy lol). i was strolling emotionlessly on my instagram feed, when i stumbled upon something that brought a lot of relief, and reality.

^^ this. ^^

it's okay to not do it all. it's okay to fail cause that' how we can learn to be better, to try harder when the next opportunity arises. it's okay to take a moment to breathe and to do your best.

yeah i could do hard things. and sometimes those hard things entail the reality of not being able to do it all. and that is totes okay!! it's okay to set goals. and sometimes for those goals we need to set backup plans. and that is okay. this brought a lot of relief to me because a lot of stress that i placed upon my shoulders, lifted. it was an "aha" moment. it was a moment where i realized the value of our decisions, and how one choice leads to another. i chose not to tackle everything at once and go step by step. trusting and having faith that what i'm doing is the right thing, especially if the result is right or good.   


a schpeel on backpacks and turtle necks.

top & skirt & shoes: Forever21; backpack: kate spade new york  

two things i thought i'd never wear on a regular day basis (if you asked me 5 years ago): a turtle neck and a backpack. however, this turtle neck reminds me of Audrey Hepburn (so, why not?!), it's an easy throw-on, matches anything, and i can either stretch out the neck part of the sweater or shorten it (which i prefer since i have a small neck as is). and backpacks are making a come back again! the great thing about this backpack, other than it being a pretty ballet slipper pink, is that i can definitely see myself wearing this a couple years down the road. now, if you were to ask me in 5 years if i'd wear a fanny pack, i'd probably still pass on that lol. 


So I wore (& haven't done a post like this in 5ever!!)

 top: Cotton On; jacket: a lucky find at DD's Discount; shoes: Nine West (but got it from TJMaxx)
 skirt & bag & earings: kate spade new york 

i love dressing up! but more than just that, i love to be comfortable when doing so. lately i've been discovering a lot more about how i dress and what i look for in "dressing up". one of the most important things are: the simpler the better. and i'm really liking that phrase! even applying it in everyday life is helpful too. granted, i'm not very good at it, but i'm trying to live up to that quote! 

over here i paired an everyday white tee, with a faux leather jacket, and a skirt from Kate Spade. 
i love twirling around in that skirt! fun fact about it: it was inspired by neapolitan ice cream! i mean, how can you not be inspired by ice cream?!  



^ i was being a bit of a creeper, but this lady had the cutest yellow rain coat and it stole my heart ^
a couple of weeks ago we had the chance to check out the beautiful Seattle! and i think out of our traveling, this marks my top favorite! it reminded me a whole lot of Upstate New York with all the leaves changing. it was bliss. the air was nice and crisp as well and there was evident rain left on the ground from the night before. we also got to throw leaves up in the air and i had no allergic reaction to it whatsoever, hoorah to that!! 

hope ya'll enjoy the pictures! i promise i'll keep this blog going! 

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