Focus on the Good

Change. Isn’t it such a scary word?
Each time I enter a new chapter in my life, I have a hard time letting the old chapter go. I distinctly remember boxing up my old barbies & toys the day I went into middle school, because I felt like I was getting ‘too old’ to play with them. I know this sounds funny now, but it was really quite sad for me! The feeling of my childhood being left behind… It was all I had ever known, and quite frankly, the thought of growing up scared me to death! I went through a similar thing shortly after I got married. It was really hard for me to grasp that my friends no longer wanted to hang out 24/7, and that I had a ‘grown up job’ with ‘grown up responsibilities’. Don’t get me wrong, marriage is the best thing that has ever happened to me. But once again, I just had a hard time letting the old chapter go. As this past year and a half has gone by of entering this new chapter of my life, I’ve come to grips that change doesn’t always have to be scary or sad. It can be quite exhilarating, really. Wouldn’t life be so boring if it just always stayed the same? This new chapter in my life has been incredible, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else with anyone else. And if I’ve learned anything about change, it is to focus on the good! When you take that next step in the right direction, it closes a couple doors, but opens so many more! Better different doors. 🙂 So I’ve decided, that from this point forward, I’m going to greet change with open arms – with whatever twists and bumps that come along the way. Because change shouldn’t be so bad, it should be so much more good. 🙂


  1. August 14, 2013 / 3:42 am

    Positivity!! Always focus on the good things!

  2. August 14, 2013 / 5:01 am

    You are so cute! What a great post. Thanks for the positive outlook! Xo

  3. August 14, 2013 / 5:46 am

    Thanks Hailey! I really needed that right now! Im moving out next week and heading to college and I'm scared out of my mind! I have had nothing but anxiety attacks for weeks, but this really helped! Your the best!

  4. August 14, 2013 / 10:09 am

    what a wonderful approach to life. embrace that change!

  5. August 14, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    Such a good outlook and perspective–as always, love your blog and thank you for sharing! xoxo

  6. August 14, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    My life is drastically changing too! First with marriage then moving to a different city! But it is such a good thing. It's hard not to be nervous, but there are always good opportunities in the unknown.

  7. August 14, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    I'm going through a transition right now too, it can be difficult moving forward but you have to remember to keep your eyes on the positive!

  8. August 14, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who went through that after Marriage. I could never explain it to anyone, because I thought they would think I was un-happy. Life is crazy, fun, and GOOD! Thanks for sharing, cute girl!

  9. August 14, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    I love this. I'm currently switching jobs and I'm so scared and I've been thinking about going back to my old one because it's what I KNOW, and it's familiar. But I know I need change in my life. We never learn until we are out of our comfort zone.

    Xo. M.

  10. August 15, 2013 / 12:31 am

    I love this!! It was just what I needed to hear today!!
    Tessa Lynn

  11. August 15, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    Great post, It hits home. I have struggled with change, but most importantly with growing up. Funny I was actually just thinking about how fast time seems to fly after you hit 16! Now I think of ways to get out and just enjoy each and everyday, but I am now starting to bring my camera and iphone with me everywhere so I will be able to look back on my life one day. Thinking long and hard about starting my own blog soon!!

    Stephanie Vainer
    instagram: whimsicalappeal

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