Despite the fact that I’m determined to chew up and spit out 2017, I won’t lie and say that I’m not intimidated by the things that lie ahead waiting for me. There’s this saying that’s well known: If your dreams don’t scare you, then they aren’t big enough. In my case, I’m quite terrified.
Making the decision to jump into blogging as a full-time job instead of finding another 9-5 job after my layoff was the scariest decision I’ve ever made. In fact, I still frequently wonder if I should revert to doing this part-time and finding a job in the meantime.
Then the idea of hopping back into the exercise wheel like a rat gives me even more anxiety and pushes me to pour 110% of my efforts into this blog more than anything. I’ve never been a happy person when it came to working for someone else, not because I don’t like following directions from someone else but simply because I feel trapped in a cage. I love the freedom of taking direction and I love being able to try new things, whether it be marketing strategies, photography or even writing. What kills me are limitations. I’ve always had a very unhealthy self-esteem, but if there’s anything I know I’m good at, I know that I’m an unstoppable force when I’m doing something I love to do.
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Doubt frequently crawls into my head and tells me I should slow down and find a job soon because my financial reserves are running out. But I’ve covered so much ground within the past 2 months and the end results makes me believe I can only do so much more in the time to come. So why should I stop down now, self? Is it the fear of failure that’s making you hesitant to continue, or is it the absence of money you’re afraid about?
Deep thoughts aside, if there was anything I could redo to this outfit, I’d probably scrap the purse altogether or replace it with a better one. I actually didn’t intend to switch into my Superstars later on during this day, but since I wound up doing a lot of walking around the city it was inevitable. That said, I was running errands and needed my cash and cards on me.
The purse I’m using in this outfit was a small $10-or-less item I got at Forever 21 at the clearance section. It’s virtually useless in my honest opinion because I can only slide in a few cards and some wads of cash before it explodes and refuses to button shut.
I still want a grey crossbody purse, but in the future I want to get a dupe of Chloé’s mini Faye purse. The designer brand purse is a whopping $795 (for yet another purse that may just allow you to hold 4 credit cards and some cash!), but I found this really accurate and gorgeous Chloé Faye dupe on Amazon for $48.99 with free Prime shipping. It’s genuine leather too, so I’d rather invest in a quality dupe before an ultra-cheap synthetic one that won’t last very long.
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