Thankful Learnings

Every birthday and Thanksgiving I reflect on the past year and try to remind myself to relax, enjoy life, and remember how lucky I am.  I’m a constant moving target and once I achieve something I want to top that or quickly move onto the next idea.  I love this quote and have to remind myself that this so true:

In regards to getting old – I honestly hate it.  I don’t like aging, I don’t like feeling old, and I definitely don’t want to look old.  I’m still learning to love the flaws I have but overall I’m more comfortable in my skin than when I was younger.  In being a style blogger, it seems that outfits/styling and looking put together is an easy task, but I definitely have days where I want to wear comfy clothes and lounge around.  Blogging is a weird phenomenon where you feel like you need to keep up with trends in order to stay current.  I struggle with it at times, I love to shop and look stylish, but I’m careful in keeping it in check regarding my budget.  I read other blogs and it seems that others struggle with the same things.  It really doesn’t make sense to blow your budget to take pictures and look fashionable, but people do it.  Through blogging for the last year and a half, I’ve learned how to balance my criticism of myself and appreciate the opportunities that have come from it, but I know life is a lot more than looking cute.  Overall, the most important thing is that blogging is a fantastic outlet for me, I do it because I love fashion and styling and the growth of my jewelry business is a constant reminder that my passion is so rewarding.  I’ll do it until blogging is no longer a passion.

This year has been a year of family for me.  I am extremely thankful for-

My husband. His patience, love and understanding is priceless.  He is the best dad and I look forward to growing our family and growing old together.  

My Grant.  He has taught me what life is all about and to be in the moment.  I never knew I could love anyone as much as him.  He makes me smile and my heart melt.

My family.  They are amazing and I cherish my close relationship with them.  The best thing about getting old is realizing how wonderful your life has been because of your parents.

My friends.  Getting older has taught me who my real friends are.  I’ve lost some and gained some through my journey of becoming a mother; friendships are based on mutual love and support and not everyone grows together.  I cherish those that have been there for me and I will always be there for them.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.  Wishing you all the best time with family and friends.



  1. Lilli
    November 22, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    Happy thanksgiving to you too!:) xo

  2. Outside Looking In
    November 22, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    Nice post! Happy Thanksgiving dear!

  3. thecriminallyexpensive
    November 22, 2012 / 4:28 pm

    That was very inspirational! I agree with all the things you said.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!xxKrissie

  4. LC
    November 22, 2012 / 5:58 pm

    happy thanksgiving jen! so happy to have met you this year. hopefully we can get together more often, def need to put that on my resolutions list!

  5. jo
    November 22, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Jen! I used to dread getting older too but don't you agree that we dressed better as we age. xo Jo

  6. Grace
    November 23, 2012 / 10:31 pm

    That is so true. Love these quotes. Such inspirational words. Hope you had a fab Thanksgiving!xo

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