Sometimes life has a way of getting so crazy, cluttered, and overwhelming that you need to just step back, take some time, revamp and start over, that’s exactly what happened in my case. Everything about my life has been changing lately! It’s always been just me and my mom but that changed because my mom recently got married. I lost my job a little while ago then started a new job recently that I like a lot! I’ve lost and gained new friendships and relationships, and even had to let go of a few habits and adopt new mindsets. I just moved into my very first place located in a new but familiar part of town and I’ve been so busy that I have barely even started decorating. Now, here I am re-launching my blog, completely revamped with a new website, new logo, and new everything! I’m literally starting a new life it seems, and though it’s been so sudden and unexpected I’ve embraced it fully and realized that all the changes that I’ve been going through are helping me to grow and are overall for the better.
In the eyes of others, it may seem as if I’ve got it all together. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard “You’re 23, you’re young, you’re beautiful, you’ve got an education, you graduated, you have a good job, a car, and your own place!” but the truth is I don’t have it all together. Being 23 is hard LOL! I don’t have it all figured out by any means (just so we’re clear), but the difference between me and most 23 year olds who are so quick to boast/brag about knowing it all and being so grown is I realize that I’m not. I’m still finding my way, making mistakes, and learning about life and what decisions to make just like every other 23 year old just getting out into the world and trying to make something of themselves are. I’m proud of myself for being so accepting of the changes I’ve been going through and open to the challenges that come with them, instead of being so hard on myself and quick to give up, but I have a long way to go. I’m only a blank canvas. I’m still painting the picture of the life I want to live, filling in the white areas of who I am with the colors that coordinate with who I want to be, and I’m no where near the finished image. Some people see the world in black and white, not me. I see color. Let me color.
Special Thank You to the photographer of my lovely pictures Ms. Dayna Soar! If you aren't following her on instagram @itsdaynarenee what are you doing with your life? #FollowHer #SheIsAmazing #ThankYouDayna
-Until next time ...