Life Lately

I’m back! After nearly 9 months (what!!).

So let’s catch up….

So far, 2017 has been the year of change for me. I feel like I have had to go through things that probably 99% of the people my age don’t have to go through… Like ummmmmm, I spent all of 2016 building a business to find out that it may have all been for nothing.. I literally thought that I was going to be out of a job and probably spent the first month of 2017 anxious and angry and having absolutely no back up plan for my life. I was always so nervous about the future and I sometimes I still question all the things that have happened and just think to myself, wtf… Oh and not to mention, I JUST graduated and I am definitely feeling the pressure of FIGURING OUT WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE. (pretty sure I speak for 99% of graduates when I say that)—or maybe I just tell myself that so I don’t feel like a loser. It’s stressful and gives me anxiety to think about but I feel like I am finally beginning to figure out a plan for myself because time is definitely not slowing down and it never hurts to have a solid LinkedIn page am I right…? (mine still sucks)

BUT needless to say, through all of these life changes, I have learned that: 1. Sometimes turning the page and moving on to the next chapter of life is the best thing for you. 2. Nothing really ever works out the way you want it to 3. Rolling with the punches is probably the only way to avoid a complete mental breakdown 4. Conquer one thing at a time. 5. Choose to do what makes you happy.

We have all heard “You choose your own happiness”, which in my opinion is 100% easier said than done. I was completely convinced that you really couldn’t choose your own happiness. Sometimes not-so-good things just happen to people and it is completely out of our control and its just sucky and depressing and really really hard to “choose” to be happy. I don’t necessarily think someone can just decide to be happy when they are going through some real crap, but what you can do is control the way you react to your situations. We can choose to react in a negative way and allow what we go through to take over our life, or—we can face the annoying, crappy, unexpected things and make the choice to react positively, without letting it consume our thoughts and our everyday life. I may want everything to go back to the way it once was but I’m choosing to learn from it all. And now I know that when I face another crappy thing that life throws at me, it won’t necessarily be as hard to deal with because I will be stronger.

Living by these quotes:

grow

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start

Oh and fortunately, the business is fine… it is just different now and I had to do a lot of coping, changing, and planning but it is all working out just great and I am so beyond thankful that the Lord is always faithful. When I look back and think about how I felt in those moments of stress I kind of laugh at myself because I had no idea what could have come from it all.

I am so excited for this new chapter of my life and I have some pretty big news to share soon and I am SOO SO SO happy to be blogging again and actually having the time to do it! Not everything will always be in my control but sometimes life can turn out better that way!

 

xx Zoe

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Lifestyle

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