I threw on some clothes to go shopping, not planning to blog. And then I thought, “hey, that looks pretty cute” so I started taking pics. Since it’s a pretty understated look I’ve got going here, I figured I’d take Berry’s Blogger Challenge (seen at StrawberrySingh.com) and do a little soul searching/blogging. First the clothes, though.
I’m wearing the  tee from terri.tees. Love this! It appeals to the English major in me. The pants are 24/7 trousers by fri.day. The skin is Pearl by LAQ and the hair is Somebody’s Baby in blonde by Shag. Turns out to be the perfect shopping outfit, even though I haven’t picked anything up yet.
Now….what do I believe in? I believe that everything is a choice. I believe the emotions I feel are a choice, the decisions I make, the ways I behave, the messes I get myself into. It’s all a choice. Sometimes it feels like there’s no way to make a choice, but it ultimately is there. I just might not be able to see it. What has been the most astounding thing for me the past 10-15 years is the realization that my emotions are choices. I used to react to things very emotionally, be it anger or frustration or sadness. But then I realized that nobody can make me feel a particular way. I am in control of how I feel. Very empowering. It’s not always easy, but I now try to live my life that way. And it’s my choice. If I react in a way that hearkens back to old habits, I’ve made the choice to do so.