Author Archive: Ali

So in most parts of the country, September usually means that Fall is around the corner. Cooler weather, the leaves start to change colors, you can bust out your “winter” clothes- boots, sweaters, hats. All the GOOD stuff!

Growing up in Minnesota, Fall tends to be everyone’s favorite time of year. It’s no longer hot and humid, and it’s just before you start to literally freeze your ass off. It’s the perfect season! And god, I miss seeing the leaves change.

However, in California, September is still H-O-T! Don’t get me wrong, I love the beach, a good pool day, and going for a hike in 80 degree weather. But, I will say, I’m getting sick of my summer clothes and wearing the same things every week. My fashion creativity has hit a lull.

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It hit me the other day…. Summer is just about over (whatever that means to us here in LA) and I’m coming up on 5 months of “fun employment” after my layoff. WHOA. How is time going so fast? We’ve had a lot going on this summer between traveling, friends coming into town, weekends away, my 30th birthday blowout, etc, but seriously, how is it already September? I feel like I blinked in June, and here we are.

It also hit me the other day that I’m still trying to figure out what exactly WTF I’m doing with my life, etc. How has 5 months gone by and I still don’t have a “real” job? How is Worship Worthy not at the point I expected to be at in my head? What have I been doing? Eeeek! Scary feeling, you guys! Also, that “OMG I’m 30” landed on top of me, all at once. Shits getting real.Β 

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I tend to stay inside the lines, if you know what I mean. Anyone else? I mean, I have my ways of doing things: I like particular foods (and hate others), I only Β do my hair about three different ways, I have a certain style I tend to lean to most- comfortability. Nothing wrong with that, right? Well no, but I think it’s good to sometimes push ourselves a little more. Pushing ourselves a little more than we want to can lead to awesome things.

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Eeeeeeek! Today is Tuesday August 10th, and it’s officially my last day in my 20’s…. Kind of freaking out, and also feeling so READY for this next chapter. You know what I mean? I’m so happy to be moving on in the next chapter of my life, but also no where I expected to be at at 30. I guess nobody ever is though, right?

Over the last month as this day has ben creeping up on me (and it came realllly fast), I’ve been thinking more and more about all of the lessons I learned in my 20’s, the experiences I had and what I had wished I had known sooner. So I thought I’d share some of those thoughts with you here (and also this dress because I love it)!

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So, continuing on the mission of self love and growth, today I’m going to dive into FEAR and overcoming it.

I’ve been reading this book called “You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life” and I’m OBSESSED. I literally can’t put it down or say enough good things about it. Β It’s technically a self help book, but honestly it doesn’t feel like that to me. It’s full of stories and random tidbits from the author and she’s hysterical.

I’ve learned so much from reading this book and it’s truly been helpful to pull me out of my funk after losing my job. One of the things I have been working on is grabbing my life by the horns and making shit happen for myself. It’s easy to be negative, passive, and dismissive. But those things won’t lead you to a positive, happy life where dreams come true.

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