Wednesday, January 17, 2018


I pinned this quote on Pinterest several weeks ago as a reminder. I am so not the girl who ever goes for it. I know I'm able to make bold decisions but I would rather make the safe decision.

When I was very little (maybe 4 or 5) I would complain about having to hold my mom's hand when I crossed the street and she would always say "It's better to be safe then sorry." Now, at 21 I find myself in situations wishing I could make an even safer choice and still clutch onto my mom's hand. This is totally my motto, I would rather make the safe choice. Even if it's the lame choice, I always choose safety over risk.

Where I think I lose out is when the safe choice means I have less fun. Because I'm so cautious, my decisions are more thought out, more predictable, more 'grown up,' if you will. All this to say, I am always able to feel safe within my choices and while I want to continue to feel safe, I am working on letting my hair down a little more. I'm am so not good at being spontaneous, but that is my intention for the new year... to be the girl who decided to go for it. I will never be a wild and crazy party girl. My choices will always err on the cautious side because that's who I am, but that doesn't mean I can't be more spontaneous and let my life be less planned.

Does this mean I'm going rogue in the new year? No! Big no! I'm still a rule follower and a list maker. I will still be attached to my planner. But I'm working on spontaneity this year. Will I be good at it? I don't know! Will it make me nervous? Definitely! But, I'm going to try. I'm going to keep this word in my head, and just do my best.
This is another quote I've pinned - it's a little extreme for me! I am the queen of second guessing and I hate trusting chance. But, this year, I'm going to try. I'm going to try to go for it, to be spontaneous, to say yes, to be daring and live a little more free.

The past two years, I've made intentions for the New year and I have loved having a word in my head all year long. It really does help me to grow. Maybe I'll talk about my previous intentions and how I worked on them but for now, it's all about spontaneity.

Now, I'm off to plan and analyze - ha! Just kidding. Maybe I'll go kite surfing ;)


  1. I love this reflection... I have found that often, he magic happens outside of our comfort zone. You are so inspiring and capable! Jess xox