Firstly I have to apologize. I have not posted in quite a while, I’ve had some significant changes occur in my life recently and had to sort out some ideas. I have also recently been working on updating the site, but that’s still in the works. So as many of you know, I have worked for Free People for just about two years now. I was promoted to the Full Time Assistant Store Manager this summer, which was more than an honor to me. I have become so immersed in this business and this company, and wish to continue on this career path. However, I may have forgotten about the fact that I was also a 20 year old full time student. Needless to say, it became entirely too difficult to balance a job that requires such intense commitment and also trying to not only pass 5 classes but take as much information from them as possible. So I had to make a decision, and I chose to take time off of work. I have to say, this was certainly one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make. I had received the job I had dreamt about, it felt so surreal, and I had to give it up.
I became so overworked and under slept that I turned into a zombie. I’m not sure who I had become, but whoever it was, was dry, tired, and fed-up with the world. I gave myself no time to succeed in school, or explore my hobbies. Every single day was a never-ending, always-expanding to-do list. I was becoming so drained that I was losing weight from stress. My life was heading in an unhealthy direction, and I knew it was time for change.
Since then though, I mean seriously, wow. I never realized how important having time to yourself truly was. I value things so much more now, little things- like having time for a cup of coffee in the morning, and being able to sleep in every once and a while. I’ve never been one to sit down and relax, I’m more of a holy crap I have so much to do in one day, no time to stop and smell the roses, kinda gal. I’ve had time to think about all sorts of things, make decisions better, and indulge in the things around me. I have been thrifting and creating clothing much more, and I have overall felt so much more at ease with the world around me.
The moral of my message is, you deserve YOU time. Some of us can’t take time off of work, and are forced to live hectic lives, which really is not easy. I have so much respect and admiration for those that live those lives, but I also hope that you ALL (no matter what your situation is) take time out of your crazy schedules for yourselves. This year I learned the reality that your happiness is worth so much more than money. I am taking the time to explore my mind, my surroundings, and my world, and have never felt better about myself.
If you feel as though you have been overwhelmed, fear no more. Spring is closely approaching, and we will soon be out of the labyrinth of winter. The earth with start to become green and radiate positivity which may help with the remaining cold winter blues. Take a look around at the world as it faces dramatic changes, notice the birds around you that are now chirping more, sit in that really warm spot behind the window and feel the sun heat your entire body up. Pay attention to your senses and listen to what your body tells you. In this life the only thing that is permanent is yourself, respect that, and give your body the love and attention it deserves. I hope you all have made it out of this winter with positivity, and also hope you’ll be checking out my blog more often- considering I will be too! I pinky swear I will be posting more frequently, because I have some seriously dope thrifted threads to share with you all.