When Your Mind’s Adrift

knitted tank, faux leather skirt and a leopard bag — via @TheFoxandShe

knitted tank, faux leather skirt and a leopard bag — via @TheFoxandShe

sweater tank and pleated leather skirt — via @TheFoxandShe

crystal collar necklace — via @TheFoxandShe

knitted sweater tank and pleated leather mini skirt — via @TheFoxandShe

summer to fall outfit — via @TheFoxandShe

leopard bag, strappy heels and pleated leather skirt — via @TheFoxandShe

leather skirt with pleats — via @TheFoxandShe

leopard bag, sweater tank and leather mini skirt — via @TheFoxandShe

cheetah bag  — via @TheFoxandShe

This week and last have been beautiful in Chicago and while I’m always so thankful for weeks like that, it makes it pretty much impossible for me to stay focused. Am I the only one? I think it’s something about knowing that summer’s end is in sight. It’s still far enough away, but knowing that fall and winter (sigh) are near is getting to be too much for me to handle.

It was difficult for me to focus on anything other than laying out by the pool last week, and if I’m being honest, I’ve actually had a hard time staying focused for the past several weeks and I can’t quite put my finger on what’s distracting me, but clearly, my mind’s adrift.

The only thing I’ve actually felt motivated and excited to do is to write. Personally, I find this hilarious because growing up I hated writing. English was my worst and most-dreaded subject, yet now my hobby includes writing, a lot.

I’ve been finding myself daydreaming about spending my days writing and taking pictures instead of designing blogs and taking care of other responsibilities. What’s happening to me!? Is this just summer? Am I thinking about the future too much?

Sometimes I think it’s just summer and sometimes I wonder if my career goals are pivoting a bit. Have you ever felt this way? It makes me think about past career pivots and how they felt. All I can really remember is that they seemed scary at the time and ended up being oh-so-right. Maybe I’m onto something here, but what that is, is still a mystery to me.

I guess there’s really nothing that wrong about it — change is good. It keeps life exciting and fresh and presents its own new challenges. Maybe that’s what I need as we move into a new season.

Speaking of my mind being somewhere else, this outfit is pretty much a perfect representation of how I’m feeling. I scooped up this faux pleated leather skirt at J.Crew a few weeks back and I’m so anxious to wear it again. I’m already picturing it with a thin knit pullover (the neon sorbet color is gorgeous) and my suede over the knee boots (these and these are well priced) once the temperatures start to drop.

I sort of hate that I can’t seem to live in the moment right now, but knowing that there’s only a few weeks left of warm summer weather, I’m going to do my best to fully enjoy it. If you have any tips for staying focused and motivated, send them my way, Lord knows I need them! Having career or motivation struggles of your own? How do you work through them?

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