Photos by Keenan Peterson
Have you ever had the sensation of driving in you car and you're so deep in thought that when you wake up and realize that you were driving the whole time, you don't actually remember the trip. You start to question yourself like how did I get here? I don't know about you, but I experience this sensation pretty regularly! If not, well then at least there's one more safe driver on the crazy Nashville roads. I've realized that this sensation doesn't just happen when I'm driving the same route everyday, but I experience it in my day-to-day life.
I’ve been thinking about what it means to truly live in the moment, which I know what you are thinking, "this is so cliche," but just stay with me for a second. I often feel like I’m going through the motions and following the same everyday routine in order to reach one goal of achieving my dreams. Don’t get me wrong it's great, and you have to work hard to achieve your dreams, right! What get’s me is when I realize that I’m working so hard that I forget to enjoy the ride, to enjoy the little moments. I’m always looking towards the future and thinking I’ll be happy when I achieve this goal, but never recognizing the goals that I have already achieved. I think it's so easy for us to get wrapped up in our future aspirations that we forget to truly relish in our present situation.
My new daily goal is to live more in the moment (a goal that I'll actively be working on everyday). To be the girl that is happy now, not the girl that will be happy when...
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” - Oscar Wilde
Romper by Free People | Sandals by Target Style (Similar) | Necklace by Free Press (Similar) | Earrings by Target Style (Similar) | Hat by Billabong
I found this cute Free People romper at T.J. Maxx, but also found it online on Swell.com (ON SALE!) so you can shop this look. This romper, unlike most, is very flowy and not constricting so it will be perfect for those hot summer days. I paired it with a layered necklace and gladiator sandals to add that boho style. I always love wearing hats, and this Billabong sun hat is one of my favorites and perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and enjoying the beautiful weather. You're half way to the weekend!
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