5 Years In Colorado

by - Monday, April 10, 2017

In early March, I celebrated my 5th year in being in Colorado. In all honesty, I never thought I would be here that long; especially, married with a child. I was only 20 when I moved away from Dallas, and it turns out, 5 years is a lot of growing. My plan was to stick it out 2 years and move back. There is so much life and wonderful surprises that happened in these 5 years, and I am so grateful for what I've learned. Here are a few I want to share with you. 
  1. Time is a choice. I used to think that "I didn't have enough time" and my days were trying to fit all the things I need to get done in a day. I started to shift my thinking to "I didn't make time." The most successful people in the world have the same amount of time in a day that I do, but the way we are choosing to spend it is vastly different. 
  2. You can do anything, but not everything. There are things that I have the capabilities of doing but they take so much from me because they aren't what I'm gifted in. On the other hand, I would run into people who were in their "sweet spot" in things that just drained me. Find out what you are good at, do that, and delegate the rest. 
  3. Creativity is a muscle. Use it, stretch it, grow it, and learn from it. As much as I would love to have the first thing I create the best masterpiece there ever was, it's just not like that. I might write a thousands songs before one is good. Or come up with a hundred bad ideas before one will be brilliant. But it doesn't mean I should stop, it just means I should keep creating.
  4. Honor your limits. Limits change within different seasons of your life, and mine changed drastically after having my daughter. Things that are good in one season may not be good for the next. And that's completely okay! 
  5. You don't need to learn the hard way. Things that I fight for in my life will be freedoms that my daughter will benefit from in her life. She doesn't need to go throw the same stuff I go through. My life is an example that she can learn from. It's a lie to believe that you have to learn the hard way- that is an unnecessary struggle. 
Outfit Details: Jeans- Anthropologie  // Boots (old) - BCBG // Top- Madewell // Jacket (old)- Banana Republic


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