Chase Your Dreams

Yesterday I had a really good day. A day that felt 100% about me. It started with your typical Monday morning where it was nearly impossible to get out of bed but then I remembered a quote that I pinned right before I went to sleep on Sunday night and I decided to get up and make the day mine. I rushed out of bed, went to a wonderfully intense yoga class, took a hot shower, spent 7 quiet hours at my office, booked our trip to Europe in May {!!!}, cooked a healthy dinner, and finished the evening on the couch. It was one of those days where every moment felt accomplished.

I’ve been in a slump lately, maybe not a slump, just a continuous cycle of the same thing. Work, eat, sleep, repeat. Staying in bed has sounded really nice these last few days. When I was interviewed for this article, I was asked what my goals are for the next five years. Five years? I’m going to get married, stay in Chicago, start a family, continue to grow my business, keep pushing myself to do more – that’s ok right? Then, the more questions I was asked the more I realized that I don’t like to live my life based on whether or not I accomplished my goals, put pressure on myself to do more, or wait for the next big thing to happen. The thing is, I’m still trying to figure it out – there are so many things that I want to do – I want to travel more, I want to work with more brands, I want to be more confident in pitching my own ideas, I want to spend less, I want to grow and re-design S&S – I want, want, want. That’s exhausting. I am 27 years old, I am about to be a wife {whattt?}, I am working to build a savings for my future, and I am still trying to navigate my way through the depths of owning my own business and maintaining a personal life. I can’t base today off of dreams or wants or what I should be doing, today is about the little victories and that alone makes me want to get out of bed and hustle to do the best that I can. So however you interpret this quote, hopefully it helps you to tackle the day the best that you can instead of hiding under the covers.

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