Thinking about things
The end of the year has come. 2017 whirled by, the year seemed short (although still 365 days long). This year has been interesting to say the least. Lots of #adulting took place. That’s the funny thing about when you’re about to leave your twenties, you realize that the more you get to understand, the less you really know about everything.
I didn’t want to wait till New Years Day to really ponder what I came away with from 2017. So I decided to take this month to reflect on the last 11 months or so.
2017 was a year of new experiences. I started a new position at work, I started this blog, I got very sick for a while, just to name a few. Through many of these experiences, I’ve come to realize that after a certain age, it’s incredibly important to listen to your body. (See Sassy, classy, and…gassy… and again) Even at the ripe age of 29, I don’t think I’ve still figured out how to take care of myself. I’ve also come to realize that it’s HARD. It takes so much motivation to eat right, work out, take mental breaks, read, take care of your skin, etc. etc. etc. I don’t think I’ve found the formula for myself to make all of that work, especially not all at the same time.
Of that tiny little list of all the things you should be doing to take better care of yourself, I think getting myself to workout is the most difficult. Trust me, I’ve actually studied health behavior. I’m proud to finally be back in the swing of things (the hubby and I have been doing a better job of motivating each other).
Personally, I tend to give up easily. I get caught up in the day-to-day, and just run out of motivation. As with all life changes, start small and keep on adding on. (I know, easier said than done). But reminding yourself that you have a goal, and setting your mind to it really helps! With whatever change you’re trying to make (whether big or small), just remember not to be too hard on yourself if takes a while to get there!
Really the only thing to feature here is this super cute Contrasting Tweed Skirt from Zara. It’s a bit on the shorter side of things, but looks super cute with some tights (with a little twist) and high boots. (Shoes are old- Nine West )
I might consider wearing these with my grey boots instead, since they’re higher on the leg. I actually purchased the matching Tweed Top. I didn’t feel like wearing the set to work just yet, but hopefully I’ll work up the courage to wear it together! I absolutely love the look of tweed, and it looks so much more luxurious than it actually costs.