Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.
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Day 12 of the #31DayPurge – how is this for a #totalhonestytuesday post? If I had been as dedicated to #workingout as I was to looking nice for my theoretical workouts, these #lululemon tops might still fit me! Haha In this second (third?) closet purge (I have so many clothes I could have just done a month long closet purge tbh) I finally allowed myself to let go of these pieces. However… They are very nice and cost me a lot of money… Does anyone know the best way to re-sell nice #lulu clothes? #Minimalism #fitness #gym #clothingswap
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#TotalHonestyTuesday: Ordered an Instagram-worthy vanilla latte in lieu of my usual drip coffee today only because this, my friends, is a Consolation Latte. And I have no regrets. This caffeinated beverage had to fuel me physically and emotionally as I picked myself up today after receiving a rejection email from what I thought was going to be my dream first full time job. It had to energize me enough to allow me to practice the optimism and resilience and reflection and productivity that I needed to after I allowed myself to wallow last night. Post grad life can tough on the spirit and isolating as hell, y'all. But damn it, today it will be aesthetically pleasing if nothing else.
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Day 12/366 and also my #totalhonestytuesday submission: Today marked 12 months since I started my current job. I'm still not sure where that time went; sometimes it feels like yesterday, and I can remember the jumble of nerves I felt; at other times it feels like I've been working here forever. I know I've mentioned how much of a roller-coaster 2015 was a few times now, but I can't emphasise it enough in terms of my job. My personal challenges unfortunately had somewhat of an impact on all aspects of my life, including my feelings about my job. Quite frankly, I've hated it at times; I've been stressed to the point of tears, I've been frustrated by things out of my control, and I've been overwhelmed with the feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing some of the time. However, looking back at the last 12 months, I have to admit that I've loved it, too. Though not technically my first 'real job', it is definitely on a completely new level from my previous one. I have been challenged, and I have won; I have taught myself new skills I never would have thought I'd learn; I have proved to myself that I can work extremely hard when I put my mind to it; and I have met some amazing people who I love spending time with and who I am constantly learning from. I took this job because I wanted to do something different to writing full time, so that I could concentrate on my 'real passion' in my free time. Initially I thought I would be bored (anybody who works with me will laugh at the idea that we even have time to be bored), but instead I discovered new, different things to be passionate about. I have had my eyes opened to the endless possibilities of travel, and I have discovered a desire to see more of the world. With the new year comes change; my manager is leaving, and my new one promises to take our team in what looks to be a positive, new direction. Only time will tell, but I'm optimistic about what the next 12 months will bring.
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#totalhonestytuesday 2016 started out with too many boxes of Kleenex, a hundred bottles of Gatorade, and a lot of naps on the couch. I'm finally feeling better but just got hooked on Parenthood on Netflix. Luckily, my boyfriend makes delicious cold brew and I turned on my laptop, so things are looking up/more productive. 👌🏽
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I felt really cute in this outfit and was so ready to ~hit the town~ buuuuut then I ended up at a very casual party in a very sheer shirt for a very long time. Also this cheap fake leather jacket started falling apart and I threw it away the next day. Also looking at this picture I'm not sure if leaving "natural" hair was as much a fashion decision as it was a good way to justify being too lazy to do my hair. 💁🏻 #feelingmyself #totalhonestytuesday #ontheeastcoast #effyourbeautystandards
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#totalhonestytuesday I'm really behind on making edits to my honors project which is currently lacking a conclusion and a full draft of which is due in 10 days. But I also got very little sleep and drove 3 hours home at 6am after spending time with good friends friends last night, so I'm editing from bed. Aka I'm staring out the window and wishing I were asleep. 💤📚
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Share your own honesty next week, and join the conversation.