happiness is not a destination, but rather a manner of traveling

IMG_6266IMG_6261IMG_6277IMG_6275IMG_6271IMG_6255IMG_6257IMG_6254IMG_6256Dress: Madewell. Bag: Gucci (vintage). Heels: Wanted Australia. Earrings: Kendra Scott.

I’ve been at my new job for a couple of months now and I have to put in a certain amount of work every day. The quality of my work is measured in numbers. Generating results I am proud of is directly correlated to my effort. Each and every single day.

I am an inherently lazy person. A lot of people are. I’ve always valued efficiency to get my work done quickly and easily. “Work smarter, not harder,” I’d think. I still implement efficient tactics in the everyday, but nothing can substitute or alleviate the work that it takes to rack up a certain amount of numbers.

Some days pass with ease. Some days are challenging. Most days are a mix of both.

I always thought I would dread this kind of work, which is why I’ve never tried it until now. But I actually find the mix of routine and random simultaneously satisfying and exciting. (It certainly helps that I am surrounded by positive influence and motivation, too.)

What am I working towards? A financial status that goes beyond merely supporting myself and living comfortably – enabling myself to support others (a family, maybe?)

That notion is certainly apt motivation to get me through the day, but who knows how long it will be until I reach that point? It has struck me to be more mindful of the process I am currently in. I don’t want to miss the – dare my lazy self say it – enjoyment of the challenge in the everyday.

So while I will keep my eyes on the prize, I vow to be more present in the interim.

Follow me on Instagram @serialoutfitrepeater.

Independence Day giveaway with @northandnash

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(See my original post on my Instagram for details.)

Giveaway time! I’ve teamed up with Nashville interior designer North and Nash to bring you the best of Nashville for this Fourth of July! We have amazing prizes from some of our favorite local Nashville stores for one lucky winner!

To enter:
1. Follow @serialoutfitrepeater and @northandnash on Instagram
2. Tag 2 friends in the comments of the giveaway post on Instagram
3. Repost the photo on Instagram with the hashtags #NashOnRepeat #Giveaway

The following prizes will be included in the giveaway:

 

  • 1 logo baseball cap from the capitol company in grey
  • an art print from @eyelovenashville
  • one top of the winner’s choice from Amelia Styles
  • item from FLWR Shop
  • $20 gift card to Lulu restaurant
  • tassel earrings from Abednego
  • 3 bar soaps from Nashville Soap Company (you can also get 20% off your purchase from July 3-5 with code STARSANDSTRIPES)

Winner will be announced July 4!