“Never let anyone treat you like a yellow Starburst. YOU ARE A PINK STARBURST!”

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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Hey guys! I hope you had a great fourth of July! I just spent time with some of my good friends, ate good food, and pulled an all-nighter. Yes I am still recovering haha. But anyway, I shot this look last week and I have been thinking for a while about what I wanted to write about. As a blogger I feel it’s important for my readers to know me and by me I mean the REAL me. My life is by no means picture perfect, like my site may portray. I have my ups and downs, bad days good days, I have days where I feel great about myself, and other days where I feel pretty down in the dumps and wonder where life is taking me. Life is a freaking roller coaster guys. Theres love, pain,  joy,  grief, and so many more overwhelming emotions. There will be times where you feel like you are standing on top of a mountain conquering the world, and there will be times where you feel like digging a deep hole to the bottom of the earth and falling asleep forever. But guess what guys…the struggle will pass. Trust yourself, know yourself, and realize that positive thinking will lead you where you belong. Everything happens for a reason.

This is what I have come to realize

Life is going to throw you struggles, but these times will make you stronger and you will learn more and more about yourself each day. People are going to treat you like shit. That’s just people. If you don’t see your worth, they aren’t going to either, and you are worth SO MUCH. Don’t ever let someone tell you or make you feel differently. Telling someone how you feel and exposing your emotions does not mean you are weak, it actually means the exact opposite, and if someone doesn’t have the decency to appreciate that courage then they aren’t worth your time. Love yourself first, and then the rest will follow. Don’t let rejection or how someone chooses to treat you affect your happiness, because it is only a reflection of their own, and how they feel about themselves. Learn to let go of what no longer serves you, and embrace the future with open arms. No matter how alone you may feel, you aren’t. We’ve all been there and while it sucks, it isn’t the end. In fact, it’s just the beginning.

So from now on every day I’m going to challenge myself, and of course my readers to write down five positive things about themselves, and then five positive things that WILL happen in the future. The law of attraction is a real thing. If you release negative energy that is what you will receive, BUT if you radiate positive energy it will come right back to you. Sure, it sounds so simple when I say it like that, “Hey guys, all you have to do is think positive all the time and life will be perfect!” and while it’s definitely  not that easy, you have to realize that any positive change takes time, hard work, and sometimes pain and heartbreak. No change is easy but extracting the negative thoughts and people from your life will lead you to a much happier place within yourself. This is your journey, and you only live one life so make it worth while. Love hard, take risks, be vulnerable, and make mistakes. While you may touch and get burned, it’s so much better to feel everything than nothing at all.

So obviously I’m giving this advice to you guys but I’m also giving it to myself. I have been going through some stuff lately that has been pretty hard on me, but I have found that changing my thought process has made an extremely positive influence on my life. Sure I could focus on the negatives, the blog can be discouraging, along with relationships and school, but where does that get me? NO WHERE. So instead, I choose to focus on how far I’ve come, appreciate the people that have walked in and out of my life, recognize the lessons that the universe is forcing me to understand, and move on with only positivity towards the future. Be the change you want to see, be the person you want to fall in love with, and most importantly take control of your life and your happiness because it is truly yours to control. Don’t give someone who is incapable of seeing your worth and their own take that away from you. Your happiness is yours and ONLY yours to control.

People and opportunities will come and go, and while you may feel completely alone sometimes, isn’t that kind of amazing? Isn’t it amazing to be alone and understand that you can do anything you want? Nothing holding you back or dragging you down, just you, with the ability to love and appreciate yourself more and more each day. Suddenly you will start to realize that you were always alone even when you were surrounded by people. It’s a beautiful thing really, that you have the world at your fingertips, no matter where you are in life. If you’re on top of the world right now that’s wonderful, but if you are feeling really low and lost, one thing is true: things will get better. Being alone is not a bad thing, be selfish with your time and set high standards. Know your worth and follow your dreams. Embrace the future with nothing but positivity and realize that this journey called life is a ball of clay in your hands that you can mold and shape however you want.

Thank you all so much for checking out my site, it really means so much to me. I want all of my readers to know that I am here for you just as you guys have always been there supporting me. If you have any comments or questions please comment below or email me at delightfullydujour@gmail.com! Thanks so much again for checking out my site. Stay delightful (and radiate positivity) 🙂

XOXO,

Kelly


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