I've had a few conversations in the last couple days that have led me to this blog post.
One of those conversations was with a friend. We were talking about clothes and she asked how I go about picking things out and putting them together. When I go into a store I generally know what kinds of things I'm looking for and can pass by everything else.
The next conversation was with someone at the school where I do my internship. Someone made a comment basically saying that she wasn't sure how I was able to get my schoolwork done, attend classes, keep up with my internships, work, maintain a home, and still have time to sleep and such.
The third conversation was with one of my best friends. We were talking about going to counseling. I told her that going to counseling really helped me get into touch with a lot of things in my life and helped me to just accomplish a lot of my goals and move on from a lot of what was bothering me.
The more I thought about both of these, I started to realize that they are kind of related. All of it had to do with one thing: knowing yourself. I have certainly not always known myself. But thats one of the great things about getting older. You really start to figure out who you are.
I know my style. I'm a southern girl. I'm pretty girly and kind of preppy. I like button downs, floral skirts, cardigans. So sure, that bedazzled Juicy jumpsuit is probably really cute, but I know Stephanie, and that doesnt say her...
Same thing goes for my schedule. I know that by the end of the day I'm gonna be really tired, so I better finish that load of laundry in the morning. I also know that if I don't know what I have on tap for the entire day that I'm going to get really anxious. As such, I better keep track of my day in my planner.
No matter who you are, what your style is, or how your day goes, learn yourself. Its the best way to make things happen! I'm leaving you guys with a few wise words about knowing ourselves.