| Outfit Details | Print Maxi Skirt here | Short Sleeve Crop Top here // other versions I love here // here // and here | Straw Fedora here | Kara Midi Ring Set in Gold here // Aussie Open Ring in Turquoise here | Classic link bracelet here | Mini MAB tote here |
Oh man, what a weekend! If there is anything that these past few years has taught me, its that life has a funny way of throwing some major curve balls. You can’t predict them, you can’t control them. As much as you try, you can simply let it hit you or ‘duck’ out of the way. There have been quite a few that have done both.
This past weekend I expreinced one I didn’t see coming. Last month after months of searching for a job in Houston, I accepted a position with a small boutique. I’ve known for a year that I didn’t want to go back into retail, however I needed a paycheck and more importantly health insurance. So I accepted the position, thinking that there would be a little bit more work life balance than I’ve had in the past in my other retail management roles. I tried to keep an open mind and needless to say after a few short days, I began getting a real sense of the culture of the company, and I didn’t like it one bit. There were red flags everywhere. The store was set to open in just two weeks, and before accepting the position I asked very specific questions based around the staffing/ opening proceedures. I was made to believe that everything was under control and set into place, I simply had to train and be ready to run the store once it was open. Let’s just say the painted picture, wasn’t so pretty. This company, who shall remain nameless, is unorganized and unapologetic. They preach a message that isn’t executed by all their employees, falling short with the “lead by example” motto. So when I was let go because of a “conflict of interest,” due to my blogging, I felt a sense of relief. It wasn’t because I was inadequate or unable to fullfill my job responsibilities, it was because I was blogging about fashion while directing my readers elsewhere. I get it. Their one-line “conflict of interest” mentioned in the associate handbook, used as justificiation, further justified my beliefs in the company and I knew I didn’t want to be apart of it any longer than I had to!
So why am I sharing this with you? Often I will see bloggers get chastized for being too open and vulnerable on their blogs, talking about things they really care about or sharing life experiences. I told you all in the beginning that my desire for this blog is to inspire and encourage the average woman, YOU, to live more, love more, and be more. So how can I do that, if all I do is share my fashion related posts? This last year I have been standing at the end of a road, with two choices, both paths unkown. I made a mistake, comprimising and accepting a position I resented and knew I couldn’t love or invest in. God continues to have a better plan for me. After I pushed away the shock and pain from Friday’s events, I realize that this curve ball was a way for him to protect me. At the end of the day, I am at peace. So I urge you to be strong. Be positive. Let Him guide your path and trust that He is at work for you today and every day.
Be encouraged this week! Stay tuned for Thursday’s post, I’m talking about how to #SaveTheUndies this summer. Shop this post below.
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