A simple tank with the right detail, can really go a long way. This Annabel tank is just that. Aimple, but flirty! I love pairing the soft shade of blue with white denim, and adding a pop of texture and color with my fringe sandals. Oh, and how darling are these new statement earrings? They need no introduction, absolutely gorgeous!
Many of you know that I joined the Pure Barre family last September, and officially became a certified teacher in November. Shortly after training, I accepted the Studio Manager position of the newest Houston location in the West University area. I had anticipated still being able to blog full time while fulfilling my responsibilities, and after several weeks of ‘trying‘ to adjust to the new schedule, I have failed miserably. I’ll be honest, I hate even typing that, because it becomes real. I have failed, which in itself is hard for me to admit. I had hoped to be able to maintain both; juggle the responsibilities of managing the studio and teaching classes, while continuing to grow this blog that has become such a passion of mine, all while still being a good sister, friend, and girlfriend. I don’t want to let go, I don’t want to admit defeat, but somethings got to give. I have been sick for over a week, and I know my body well enough to understand when it says, “you must rest!” It’s time for me to listen…
Whether it’s modeled after our parents, or the version social media portrays perfectly, we have this idea of what life is supposed to be. It’s different for everyone. For me, quitting my corporate job to move over a thousand miles away to be with a man I had only dated for a year, was crazy! After several months of applying for jobs in the Houston area, it took me awhile to wrap my head around the fact that I had created a successful business, one that I was able to support myself on, and that I didn’t need a corporate job to pay my bills. I had that picture in my head that you go to college, graduate, find a 9-5 and work, work, work! I went to college, I got my degree and began a full time job the day after I walked across the stage. I thought my success as an individual was based solely on my position, my value within an organization, and my salary. I missed out on family time at the holidays, vacations, travel and being able to experience life! A new move granted me the opportunity to re-evaluate my priorities and allowed me to change the way I saw my life.
So where am I now? These past few weeks have been a whirlwind. I find myself constantly on the go, committing to more than I can handle. In those moments of down time, I find myself exhausted, unable to be truly present and currently run down and sick! I’m hoping to find a healthy balance between work and TSF, so that I can get back to creating amazing content for you all. This could mean taking a vacation, maybe altering my posting schedule, or just simply accepting the fact that I can’t do it all. Regardless, I appreciate your support and understanding during this time of transition. Please know that if you are struggling with releasing control of certain aspects of your life, I am thinking about you and praying for the best outcome! In the meantime, please stay connected via the social media icons on your left. As always, thanks for stopping by!
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| Annabel tank [dress version!] | White denim [only $54!] | Emma Drops [$34!] | Fringe Sandals [available in two color options!] | Henri Bendel Soho Crossbody c/o | Watch [on sale, 25% OFF!] | Lipstick: Melon Pop | Sunglasses |