smooth sailing

Smooth Sailing

Easy lives never make for strong people. I feel like there are probably several ways to go about saying this, as with other phrases. But I feel like this week’s quote is probably the most poetic way of doing so.

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In essence, easy lives generally mean no problems, no struggles, no hardships or stress. No lessons to learn from. This means a lack of experience. The hardest struggles are the ones you end up learning the most from, as I’ve come to find in my own life.

You find out just who you’re made of, and you walk away a better and stronger person. So don’t be afraid of facing problems head-on. It’s just a doorway to a better you.

Here’s to hoping that this week isn’t *too* easy for you, but that you face all of your challenges head-on and conquer each of them in turn. You can do it, I just know it!

What was one hardship or problem you faced in the past, and how do you feel like it bettered you? Let me know in the comments below!

till next time,

~katie

Be Led By Your Dreams

Hello Tuesday! This week’s QOTW is a little late – time got a tad bit away from me this week! But that’s why I feel like this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is even more fitting for this week.

2018 Led By Dreams

Don’t let your problems be the source of your motivation to move forward. Be led by the idea of reaching your goals and accomplishing your dreams.

If you allow your problems to be the reason why you get a job – say because your problem is that you need more money – you’re going to be miserable. If you’re at a job simply because you need more money for bills, sure you may solve the problem of not enough cash, but you aren’t necessarily going to be happy. Let’s say that instead, you searched for and got a job that was a stepping stone to starting the career you’ve always wanted. It may not solve your short-term problems and you may have to live a little bit more simply, but you’ll be so happy knowing that you’re heading in the direction that will lead you to reaching your dream job.

I feel like so many of us get caught up in “adulting” and getting a job to make money to pay bills to afford even just the basics in life that we forget to dream and to use the position that we are in to further our goals and follow our passions. Because even if you do have to take up some random job just because you need some sort of income, you don’t have to forget to maybe set aside time to take steps or do research to reach your own goals. Or even use the money you’re getting to save up to take that world trip you’ve always wanted, or to open up a restaurant or boutique. Or to use that money to put yourself through school to one day get into the career you dreamt of as a kid.

So, with that being said, remember your passions and dreams. Don’t let them take the back burner for too long. You’ll be more happy and satisfied if you don’t.

till next time,

~katie

Make A Plan

This week’s QOTW is inspired by none other than Winston Churchill himself. Recently we found out that although we were originally told we would be able to renew our lease, we will have to be moving out at the end of April due to our landlord’s personal reasons. So up until now, at the end of March, we haven’t worried about packing or purging or obviously even looking for a new home. So now more than ever, I need a plan.

We have a LOT to do over the next few weeks, so this week I’ll be formulating a plan so that hopefully everything runs smoothly. I will probably turn the experience into a blog post because, hey, that’s what bloggers do. Lol.

That being said, we will be SUPER DUPER busy this month. So off I go to start making a short notice moving plan. Here goes nothing…

till next time,

~katie

Fight For Your Dreams

Hello again loves, I hope your St. Paddy’s day weekend was a fun (and SAFE) one! Mine was fairly laid back, spend mostly indoors nursing a chest/head cold in an attempt to speed the healing process before this coming weekend. Zach and I have fun travel plans and I DO NOT want to be sick during the festivities. This week’s QOTW is some inspiration to fight for your dreams, no matter how crazy some people may say they are, or how impossible it feels to reach them at times. Fight. It’ll be worth it.

2018 fight for your dreams

People will tell you all the time how impossible or unrealistic your dreams are. They’ll tell you that you’ll never be able to make a living if you pursue it. It’s too expensive, risky, dangerous even. You’ll never be successful. Play it safe and be a doctor, a nurse, or something similar and “safe”.

But what those people don’t know is that if you have the passion and the drive to achieve your goals and dreams, you will be so much happier and satisfied with your life. If you manage to make a career out of it you’ll never complain about working for the rest of your life. If your dream is to climb a mountain, then start training and make a plan to reach that.

Turn your dreams into goals and make a plan to reach them. Because once you do, they’re no longer seemingly out of reach.

till next time,

~katie