Wednesday, July 10, 2013

all for {am}erica.

it's been a rough, rough week -
both professionally and personally speaking.
i received some discouraging news at work
which has given me a lot to think about.
it's definitely scary but i'm trying to look at the positive,
something hard to do when you're feeling defeated.

the last few days have also got me thinking
about myself and the people i surround myself with.
i'm definitely a people-pleaser.
most of the time i put other people and their feelings
before myself.
i can't help it.
i try to see the good in everyone
and go out of my way to make people feel happy/involved.
but it usually ends up biting me in the ass.
i know i'm being really cryptic right now
but there's only so much i can let out on this thing.
so, yeah.
i guess what i'm trying to say is that
i want to start paying a little more attention to how i feel
instead of first thinking about how someone else feels.
is that being too selfish?
on a much brighter note
i had a great 4th of july weekend!
we bbq'd, sunbathed, shopped, brunched, and happy hour'd.
it was the perfect long weekend and just what we needed.
i checked my calendar for the rest of the summer
and this weekend is our last free weekend 
until labor day.
i don't even know how that happened
but i plan on doing a repeat of the 4th,
soaking up as much relaxing as i can.

dress {j.crew}
necklace {vintage}
sunglasses {ray-bans}

 at leesburg brewing company

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Holly Copeland said...

Hang in there friend - hope everything starts to turn around for you soon :)

B said...

Sorry you're having a rough time. It def isn't selfish. You can be kind and giving without being a doormat. I struggle w this a lot but have been trying really hard to be better. I feel better and people respect me more. Your true friends won't mind you being honest and won't mind stepping up.

Ornery's Wife said...

Trying to please everyone is futile--it isn't really possible. When you are confident and pleasing yourself, others are much more at ease and less likely to take advantage of you.

When you know what YOU want, and you go after it people are attracted to your confidence. They are also more likely to help you accomplish your goals. Not saying you should run over people to get what you want--generosity is always the best way of getting there--but without a plan for your own success, no one else is going to help you head in the right direction.


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