I had a really awful week last week so I woke up on Monday of this week and set the intention to make this a good week. I spent a lot of last week feeling really frustrated, sad, upset, and angry with how things were in certain aspects of my life and it was really putting a lot of strain on my relationships. After taking some time to talk it out on Sunday night, I decided to make the best of this busy week. So keep on reading to see what I did, what I wore, and how I was feeling this week. Don’t forget, that I linked as many items as possible for you in the photo captions!
I woke up today, saying that I would make today a great day. Last night, I cried to my boyfriend because I was feeling like this might possibly be the week that really broke me down after how frustrated I’ve been feeling. He talked to me about how I can’t let the one thing that’s frustrating me the most ruin all the other parts of my life and make them sour. I have to make sure that I’m enjoying the good parts even more to make up for that one bad part. And he’s right. I spent all last week being upset about all the parts of my life, when I should have been happy that only one part of my life sucked and the rest were really wonderful (despite what I was telling myself). So my intention for this week is to have a good week, no matter what. Monday was off to a rocky start honestly, when someone was really rude to me out of no where though. I have never been more sensitive than I have in the last few weeks and this comment sent me over the edge so I went to the bathroom and I cried about it. I was upset for a while honestly, but then I remembered that this was going to be a good week no matter what and I was going to do everything I could to keep it that way. And that helped after a while. It’s really tough to pull myself out of those bad moods, so I’m proud of myself for sticking with my intention and trying to stay positive. I’m hoping and praying that I can stay strong through the rest of this week too.
Tuesday started out pretty tough for me again, but I am hoping by the afternoon things will start to turn around. It has been a really rough year so far with a ton of stressors and I am trying my hardest not to let it get to me. I’m trying to make sure I’m focusing on what is important, being productive, and staying positive. I need help sometimes to do these things, but we’re getting there. Today I’m thankful for a short(ish) week, for having time to relax last night to get some work done and watch the Bachelor, and for getting some alone time in during the day. I think maybe it’s going to be time to take a break soon where I just completely unplug and decompress, though. I would love to take a mini vacation soon because I find that taking little trips is a great way for me to reset and get back to feeling creative. I also started reading an old book for the second time last night. It’s a book that I first read when I was getting ready to graduate college and I was feeling really lost and unsure of what the future holds. I decided to start reading it again because I’m feeling sort of the same way, but instead of being in college, I’m 25 years old and trying to take the next steps in my life/career/relationships. I’m hoping this time around, I’ll find some new value in the information written in those pages and it can give me a new perspective on how to get through this frustrating time in my life. I used to do book reviews every month when I first started blogging and stopped a few months ago because I stopped reading, honestly. Would you like me to start those again? There’s a few books that I reviewed on here already but am considering re-reading to get a new perspective. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Today was an incredibly hectic day with tons of last minute things to do before I head off to Arizona on Thursday. It was hectic, but good. Today was the first day in over a week that I didn’t feel any signs of anger, frustration, or sadness. I may have been too busy to actually feel any of those things, but I’m definitely not complaining. I would say it was an overall good day and I feel really good about going on this trip tomorrow because today was not frustrating. Once I got all my errands done, I had some leftover pasta from my lunch earlier that was incredible and I finished up packing and showered and painted my nails and wrote this blog post. It still feels like there’s tons to do, but travel always makes me think I’m forgetting something. I’m looking forward to doing some reading on the plane, maybe getting some work done also, or honestly probably just sleeping! I’m also trying to prep as much content as I possibly can before I leave to reduce some of that stress as well. It’s a lot of work to post content and be active on social media to promote it and engage with everyone, so planning everything out has been helpful but it doesn’t really take away much of the actual work I have to do. Anyway, that’s all for now! Next time, we chat on this series I’ll be telling you all about my trip to AZ!
I pre-shot the next few outfits because I am traveling this week and knew I wouldn’t remember to take the photos every day! Here’s what I wore for work in Arizona over the weekend!
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