Thursday, September 28, 2017

5 Ways To Get Out Of A Rut And Pursue Your Passion


 Have you ever felt yourself falling into a rut - whether that be physically, emotionally, creatively, or spiritually? Yeah, me too. To be honest, I'm in the process of coming out of one right now. There are times in all of our lives when we feel disconnected. We still walk into work every morning, go to church every week, do our thing, sing our songs, and maybe even attempt to work on something we have been passionate about in the past - but something still feels different, something is a bit off. You're in a rut. Something we have to remember is that being in a rut is common thing, and we don't have to feel alone when we find ourselves in one. The first step in getting yourself out of that rut is to ask yourself:

1. What caused the rut in the first place? 
It's important to ask yourself: Why am I feeling this way? For me, one of the most common causes of getting stuck in a rut is doing the same thing for too long. Maybe you need to switch up your routine! Something I like to do is change up my daily routine in small ways like getting up at a different time, trying new recipes, and picking up old hobbies that I no longer make time for. Small changes make a bigger difference than you may think! 


2. Get Outside 
The outdoors have always been a way to help me feel rejuvenated and alive! Humans aren't meant to be confined inside all of the time - it's so important to make time to get some fresh air. Two of my favorite outdoor activities are hiking and riding bikes. Choose something that you personally enjoy and go for it! The change of scenery and breath of fresh air you'll find will give you a new perspective and help you see God in the little things around you. 


3. Remember that getting uncomfortable can be a good thing 
I'm naturally a more quiet and reserved person, so change isn't something that comes easily for me. But sometimes change is essential to get us out of a rut. When we sit in the background and choose not to get up and change our negative situations, we're not living our best life. We are the only ones who can make the effort to change things. Sometimes the most uncomfortable moments lead to the greatest inspiration. 

4. To get unstuck, we have to create the work that only we can
It's important to remember that each of us have unique talents, gifts, and abilities. Realizing those gifts and using them to the best of our ability to create something gives us an overwhelming sense of joy and fulfillment. For me, writing is my therapy. Photography and creating are my passions. Administration and exhortation are my gifts. Those things combined with hard work and vision turned into blog posts and this blog has become something that could ease my pain even on my worst days. Find the work that only you can do, and do it. 


5. Find the purpose behind your passion 
To fulfill our passions and visions we have for life is perhaps our greatest asset. We want to give our day-to-day life a sense of meaning. We want to know that our efforts count for something. For me, work and day-to-day life became a lot easier when I knew there was something I was building. Rainy days and stressful moments became a lot less bothersome because I knew that I was doing something that mattered to me, maybe not as a job, but at home. 
Even if you're in a position where you hate your job and the only reason you're there is to make ends meet- that's okay. Our passions can't be rendered by a job description. It's important for us to find our passion - no matter what or where it is - and pursue it wholeheartedly. The very thing you decide to pursue will give meaning to your every day, and given time and work, can turn into something so much greater. 
Ultimately, having something to contribute to and something to look forward to gives so much meaning to our lives that will have you running your way out of a rut. 



"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that has been set before us."
Hebrews 12:1 



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Monday, September 25, 2017

My Favorite Fall Skirt

Hey ya'll! I am so excited to share this post with you guys! Not only because this is my new favorite skirt - but because this is the first fashion post up on my blog since I rebranded my site! Rebranding is always a scary thing because not only do I want to love the way my blog looks and what it consists of, but I want you all to love it too. Over the next few months, I'm going to be focusing more on modest fashion posts along with incorporating my faith more into my content. What would you all like too see? I would love to hear some feedback! 

Back to the skirt - this one is from The Skirt Outlet and I am in love! The skirt outlet offers a ton of adorable modest skirts. I highly recommend them if you're a skirt lover like me! 
This purse is a vintage YSL that I found at the thrift store for only $5.00! 







Buy my skirt here!
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"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will."
Romans 12:1-2

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Friday, September 22, 2017

DIY Hanging Photo Garland


 One of my favorite things to do and one of my greatest passions is photography. I love the art of capturing a moment and being able to look back on it in years to come. I wanted to share with ya'll this DIY as an idea to switch up the way you display your pictures!


All you need is your pictures of choice, string or thread, a stick, garland, acrylic paint, and close pins.




I started out by painting the close pins gold.
After I let the close pins dry, I tied the garland around the stick using thread, with one garland on each side. In the middle I tied a long piece of thread to hang down in the middle-this is where you will place your pictures.



Once I have the garland and thread attached and hang it on my wall, it's time to place the pictures on the middle thread. I like to start from the top and attach one picture with each close pin. I ended up with about 5 pictures total. It's up to you how many threads of pictures you would like to add!









This DIY is super simple, cute, and affordable! I absolutely love how it turned out!
These square pictures are ideal for this DIY and you can get them for a super affordable price at Printiki.com


Who else loves DIY's?? Let me know if you decide to try it out! 





"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "no" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self controlled, upright and Godly lives in this present age."
Titus 2:11-12
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