Friends, let's talk for a second about something: I can't say no!
It's becoming a problem lately because I have so many things on my plate and I can't catch up! I feel overwhelmed by it all and like I ca't put my full self into each project because I am always thinking about or working on another. I need your help knowing how to say no!
When someone approaches me with a task or business proposal, the two things that go through my mind are this:
1. If I say no to this opportunity, what other opportunities will it close the door on?
2. Will I hurt my friendship, or worse, lose trust from a contact or boss?
I feel like a walking zombie because I go to teach, spend my prep and lunch working on IEPs, student government, the ambassador program, or talking about co-teaching lesson plans. I come home, have to create content for my blog, do photoshoots, promote on various websites, put social media content up, make sure I am helping out others by engaging with theirs (so they'll come back to mine), and email back companies. I then have to help plan events for a monthly blogger meet-up I host, any other seasonal events I am helping friends with, and go to social events myself in order to network. There isn't even time to clean our house! I feel like I work an extra day or two throughout the week, but it comes back and bites me in the butt when I crash and sleep for an entire day.
I know of a couple of the things on my list I want to prioritize, and some that I want to drop. But, dropping these will let down a lot of people and disappoint them (maybe even make them disappointed in me). How do you handle this?!
Okay, enough of the whining and asking for mercy! I found inspiration for this outfit on Pinterest while I was looking for a casual outfit to wear. I love that the boots elevate it just a bit to make it seem more pulled together than the average grunge, plaid outfit! I also wore nude lipstick in order to make the outfit look more "night out" than casual day!
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Photography: Hannah Nichols Photography
Hair: Runway Hair Salon
Blue and Green Plaid Shirt (USE THE CODE MAINEVENT16 for a discount!)
Big Black Belt with Gold Buckle (USE THE CODE MAINEVENT16 for a discount!)
Black Diesel Skinny Jeans (50% off)
Pointed Toe Seychelles Booties (USE THE CODE MAINEVENT16 for a discount!)
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