Casual oversized flannel.

Oversized flannel

Street Style Flannel

Casual oversized flannel.

Flannel: Riff Raff (currently sold out), also cute HERE 
Jeans: American Eagle (old), loving THESE
Booties: Jessica Simpson (old), similar HERE
Sunglasses: Steve Madden, similar HERE 

We all have dreams right? Not the dreams you have while you're sleeping but more what you hope for in your life. 

Why is it that you have all the time in the world in your 20s (for me early 20s) and have no idea who you actually are. I feel like the past couple of years I have come to know myself, learn more about myself and what I want out of life and best of all, becoming comfortable with who I am. 

All while being comfortable with who I am - I still find myself comparing my life to others (especially in this blogging world) and wondering how the hell they have it all figured out at such a young age. I mean, do they? Really? 

As I'm approaching 30 I can't help but wonder why it has taken me so long to figure out what I want. Am I a late bloomer or did these others just jump while I was still deciding if it was worth the risk? 

Chris and I were talking a couple of weeks ago about our dreams and what we hope to some day accomplish. His of course is becoming a fishing guide on Cedar Creek lake while mine is opening an online boutique and transitioning that into a small boutique in a quirky town. 

We sat for over an hour just going through different scenarios trying to figure out if it's even possible. I'll say, talking about it in more detail actually made our dreams seem farther away and much more complicated.

Life is hard. It's scary and complicated and beautiful all at the same time.

I'm grateful for the moments that I've had - the friends and family I'm surrounded by, the wonderful company that I work for, the life I've created for myself and the support I get from everyone who reads and follows my blog. 

But at the end of the day, when do you just take a deep breath and leap into faith? 


  1. Ok, Scootie. This is one of your oldest gal pals, who just happens to have cancer, and let me just tell you, your life can change tomorrow with good news or bad. It happens so fast. Pre-cancer, I wondered about those same things. I honestly thought about opening an online boutique. I think it'd be fun, challenging, and I thought I'd be good at it... (great minds think alike). But I know first-hand that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. I know it seems far away now, but if you start truly thinking and diving into something, you can take those small steps you need so it doesn't feel like when you jump, you're leaping over the grand canyon to take such a huge risk. Start small. See how it goes. If it doesn't work out, it wasn't meant to be. But with your mind and your style, I'd be willing to bet, you can make it work! :)

    1. Thanks, Cass! I mean seriously, I feel so dumb worrying about the small things - especially considering what you're tackling these days. Great minds do think alike... And WE would be awesome at having a boutique. If and when you wanna go in on a partnership, I'm down. Haha. Appreciate the feedback as always. Miss you!