While Labor Day is behind us and summer is officially over, I am going to squeeze every last bit out of these last warm summer days while I can. I don’t typically get too personal on my blog, but thought some end of the summer reflections were in order because it is important to take some time to reflect on what has happened and move forward from those experiences.
This summer was something that I needed for a long time. I had the opportunity to take some much needed time off from work and just about every responsibility I have. This gave me some time off to unwind (which took longer than I thought). As well as, adjust my outlook on my life and learn some lessons along the way.
It is so important to take some time off to reflect on everything and really think about where you are going and what you want to do. I know not everyone has the luxury of not working and doing this full-time. But, I encourage all of you to take some time – five minutes, one minute, a second – to reflect on the day/week/year. It allows you to create your vision of what you want your life to look like and how you want each day to look. I decided to call this, filling in my personal calendar.
Don’t get me wrong; you will have some off days of mindless work and chores. This is part of life. If you can try to take some time each day to think about how that next day might look and what you can do to get closer to your goal, it will only benefit you in the long run.
So I encourage all of you to take a moment today and think about your summer and what you did, learned and want to do in the weeks to come. For me, I am going to get more creative in my approach to my blog and really take the time to explore some new ideas that I can share with all of you. Being unemployed has really taught me some hard lessons on budgeting and spending, which has forced me to cut down on my shopping and really think about those key pieces that I buy for my closet this fall.
Don’t worry; I will share my lessons and styling tips along the way.
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