Guess whose friends surprised them with a bachelorette trip to Florida…this girl! Enjoy a few of our snapshots below:
I’ve been having a bit of an internal conflict about my time and how I’m spending it. Then I realized how mistaken we all can be about how we invest our energy into things.
I’m always hearing people’s beliefs about how going too far in one direction means that you can’t reroute. We think, “well, I’ve been at this job for 5 years now; there’s no point in picking up and starting over” or, “I’ve accumulated so many credit hours toward this degree
that I hate and am failing at; I just have to stick with it until I can graduate”, and “I’ve made so many mistakes before, there’s no use trying to break those habits”. Unfortunately, we apply that same logic to so many other scenarios. But the truth is that time invested isn’t a prison.
Granted, there is something gratifying about mastering the self-discipline that it takes to complete a difficult task and we certainly shouldn’t give up at the first sign of challenge. But there is a big difference between challenge and torture.
In reality, the number of years passed has nothing on the number of years still to come. You may have invested 5 years in something that doesn’t bring you happiness, but you still have the rest of your life to make up for that lost time.
Stop now. Start over now. Quit while you’re ahead. Start building something new. Start building the life you want.
Every minute counts and it’s never too late to be happy. Life doesn’t have to be torturous. You don’t earn bonus life points for coping with things that eat away at your spirit. So how do you know when to walk away or when to duke it out?
Be honest, follow your heart. Don’t fear the ‘reset’ button.
I mentioned here previously (and here) my love for local networking events provided through Levo.com. At every event, I get the chance to inspire and be inspired by some pretty fabulous Houston women and Wednesday evening was no different. During this TRESemmé– sponsored event, we discussed the power of presence and how we can better and more accurately assert ourselves in professional situations.
Often times, as women, our first priority is to not rock the boat or make a scene. We focus on this so much so that we fail to celebrate our success, assert our influence, and impact real change in the world of work. We use shrinkers when we speak (“just”, “only”, “sorry”, etc.) and we display body language that screams, “I don’t feel like I belong here”. The truth is that we do belong, in whatever space we choose to enter. During this event we cheered each other on in our quests to dominate our fields and we created a space where it was okay to discuss our fears and failures. Conversations like these remind us that we all have similar struggles but that we can really benefit from each other’s experiences.
Levo is a career-advice website that recently launched 30 local chapters throughout different cities. Click here to see if there’s a chapter near you and if there isn’t, that might be your cue to take on a new leadership role!