I've been doing some long and hard thinking about this, and I've realized that The Unknown has almost always taken on a negative connotation. But do you realize that every morning we wake up, we are facing The Unknown? And yet that doesn't stop us from going on with our everyday routines. So why is it that when we are confronted with a hurdle and are forced to face The Unknown, we become debilitated with fear? Is it simply because we are now cognizant of something that is not a part of our routine and takes us out of our comfort zone? Or is there more to it?
To anyone who is currently standing in front of a "wall", I'd like to share what I have been reiterating to myself. Treat that wall the same as you face every morning when deciding to (finally) get out of bed: Swing your legs over. Stand up. Get your bearings. Take a step forward. And then another step. Then, just keep going forward. Do not let that wall of The Unknown, or your fear of it, diminish your ability to keep moving forward. The only person who decides who or what should get the best of you, should be you.
On that note, I'll transition into my last installment of Hope and Melisssa's "Fabulous in February" feature! Thank you ladies for encouraging "fabulosity"!
#10. I appreciate about myself that although there are times when I'm afraid, I am still fearless. I refuse to let any one person or thing get the best of me without my consent.
#11. I'd like to think that I'm a rational thinker. I try to assess a situation (e.g. a "wall"...see earlier ranting within this post) from multiple viewpoints in order to determine my strategy of approach. Even during times when I've made what would seem like irrational decisions, there was still some depth of thought given.
#12. Lastly, when it comes to my friendships, I'm happy to play the role of cheerleader.
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Sweater Vest - Gap (Fall 2010)
Two Pocket Plaid Shirt - Gap (clearance for about $7), but found here in a lilac color
Khakis - Gap (some time last year)
Ruffled Belt - Gap (clearance for about $6)
(Oh my goodness, I just noticed the trend here!)
Shoes - Vince Camuto "Neven Sand" heels, found here, but scored for only $26 @ Dillard's!!
p.s. Thanks for reading my unleashed feelings.