New and improved! Selfish Sarah!

I have a hard time thinking about myself first. Sure, that’s usually a good quality in a person but I think it can sometimes be a weakness to some extent. I know I would consider it one of my personal weaknesses anyway.

I know, I know… resolutions are supposed to be made on the first or whatever, but screw it. January 4th I’m adding a resolution, sue me. In 2014 I have want to be more selfish.

I have to stop pouring myself into these crazy long work days. I need to be more selfish and tell work it can wait. Plain and simple.

I have to be more selfish and make sure to turn my phone off and spend good quality time with my husband.

I have to be more selfish and stand up for myself when I can see I’m clearly getting the short end of the stick, regardless of what people think about me when it’s all said and done.

I have to be more selfish with my time. If I want time to myself to do school stuff, play my guitar, or even binge watch some ridiculously girly reality show, I should take it. Saying yes to everything and everyone doesn’t leave much time for me.

I have to be more selfish and stop basing my self worth on what others may or may not think. I’m awesome, I know it, that’s the only opinion I should base my self perception on.

There’s areas in our every day lives where we could all be more selfless. Maybe I could have bought the person in line behind me at Starbucks a cup of coffee today, or given up some of my clothes to the homeless. I, by no means, am the true definition of selfless. I am however, tired of putting myself last and making others happy regardless of the outcome for myself.

I have a feeling that the new and improved selfish Sarah may actually come out of this a little better person. “They” always say (who is “they”?) that you can’t truly love another until you love yourself. I love myself, but some days I don’t like myself too much. Maybe by being a little more selfish ill like myself a little more and improve the relationship with those around me.

Maybe it’s part of this whole finding myself journey I’m apparently on, maybe im just in a mood. Who knows?

What I do know is this; This year I’m going to be strong, im going to be happy, I’m going to love myself, and I’m going to be a little more selfish.

Dear 2013

Dear 2013,

What an awesome year you were. You taught me a lot about living, the importance of  laughing, and most importantly, you taught me how to love even deeper. You know what else, 2013? You showed me just how pivotal 2014 could possibly be in my life. After a year of finally getting to know what it is to “settle down” (I use this term loosely), I learned that settling down is exactly what I don’t want to do. So here’s to you 2014. Here’s to shaking things up, making sure to find the adventure in each and every day, and making sure to never settle.

I think that New Years Resolutions are a little cliche, but maybe we all need some cliche in our lives every now and then, so here goes:  Continue reading

Mic check! Is this thing even on?!

I’m too talkative. I don’t think its necessarily a bad thing, I just think that some people are made for 140 characters, and some aren’t. In today’s time of twitterfeeds, timelines, moments, etc, I get annoyed with people who can’t differentiate between Facebook, Twitter, and a freaking diary. So, thats the reason we are where we are right now, my new blog!

I ran a style and fashion blog in the past that I loved dearly, but my heart just wasn’t in it 100 percent. I knew I was selling myself and my readers short by not giving it the time and effort it needed to be successful. Don’t worry! I haven’t turned into a gremlin who no longer loves all things pink and glittery! I will most likely post a lot of those tips and tricks I learned over here too. I was tired of trying to dig up posts about strictly makeup and fashion when there is so much more to the girl behind the keyboard.

I want this blog to serve as more of a “lifestyle” blog (that sounds cheesy) than my previous one, and I certainly hope you guys enjoy it!

XOXO,

Sarah