Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Forever 21 mock turtleneck
Paige "Edgemont" jeans
Nine West "Mainstay" booties
Vera Wang coat
Forever 21 necklace
Urban Decay lipstick in the color"Crush"
Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette
I'm a creature of habit. I find it comforting to do some of the same routines day after day. Some may call it boring. I call it stability. When I try something new that I enjoy, I tend to do that new thing over and over. My makeup routines are one of those things. I've been wearing the same eyeshadow for the last three or so years. Other than wearing a new lip color every now and then, not much else has changed in my usual makeup routine. Boring, right? But I think I finally reached my breaking point. Last week I felt an urge to break the cycle.
Eager for a change, I purchased a new eyeshadow palette. That may not be a big deal to some of you. Especially since us ladies are known for owning more makeup than we actually need. But it was a small step I felt was necessary. I felt good about doing something a little bit different.
Pushing myself out of my comfort zone has been something I've been striving for recently. Changing things up in all aspects of life is a wonderful thing. It stimulates growth mentally, spiritually, and even physically.
Perhaps what really sparked my interest in changing the ordinary things in my life is a huge decision I made. I left my new job. You know the one that inspired me to do all those "wear to work" posts? I felt a little hesitant at telling you guys because I received some of the most encouraging comments from you. I didn't want any of you to feel that I was letting you down by leaving a new, promising job opportunity. But in reality, it wasn't what I expected. And it's not what I needed.
Change is most certainly a good thing. But I hope I never stay at one place out of fear. I was afraid of the unknown. And afraid of leaving my job and not knowing what to do next. I only hope to change certain parts of my life (whether it be makeup, a hobby, or a job) in order to grow and learn. Some things just aren't meant to be. And I strongly feel that you shouldn't ever stay at a place where you are restricted to grow.
Although I felt that I grew because I was uncomfortable in a new environment at first, I soon felt that it was time for me to leave the nest. And onto the next chapter of my life.
I gave it my all. And I tried as hard as I could. But I will never settle. Just because something is good enough, doesn't mean it's good or enough.