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white crochet

August 5, 2015

QUARTER LIFE REVELATIONS

DSC_0008DSC_0013DSC_0039DSC_0009Details: Banana Republic crochet top (on sale), similar here | J. Crew chambray shorts (old), similar here |

When I was younger my parents always encouraged me to go outside of my comfort zone. Whether it meant joining PAA basketball (which I HATED) or giving me the push to strike up a conversation with the new neighbors, I always knew what it was like to feel uncomfortably comfortable. Often times we fall into a routine; it’s reassuring to know what to expect day after day,  but when we become too comfortable we limit our growth and to grow is to feel discomfort. I remember when I decided to go abroad alone and without the presence of my college friends; I kept telling myself this quote I read in a Jennifer Aniston interview (I know soooo inspirational) it read: Everything you want in the world is right outside your comfort zone. I don’t think there’s anything more true than that. The result of my solo abroad experience was that I made two life long friends and I discovered a new sense of self, one I’ve never met before. The reason this particular post reminds me so much of what it is to go outside your comfort zone is because this marina was where my parents ‘encouraged’ me to join sailing camp. I was not thrilled with the idea AT ALL! Each day I had a knot in my stomach when we had to go out for a sail on our own, but looking back that was just the beginning of learning how to trust myself and deal with situations that may not be ideal. I’m a better person for it, and I think my parents found out early on that I should not be allowed on a basketball court or alone in the ocean, but it was a necessary piece of my journey.

{On to the outfit} While I enjoy a fitted blouse and high waisted mini as much as the next girl, I feel my most comfortable in a flowy top, much like this white crochet one from Banana and a pair of worn out shorts. I scored this top on sale at Banana and unfortunately it’s not on the website, however I did provide you with some links of tops that are equally as amazing.

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

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