Have you ever experienced multiple coincidences before? Like, you're thinking about something and then something coincidentally happens after you've been thinking about it? Weird, right? I'll be the first to say, I experience quite a bit of deja vu. I don't know why or how. I guess I can attribute it to my 'dreamy' nature. But ever since I've been working on living in the moment, a lot more coincidental things have been happening.
Take today for example. I was watching an episode of Orange Is the New Black (season 2) and one of the inmates mentioned her experience with WWOOFing. What is WWOOFing you ask? Well, WWOOFing is what I was looking up on the internet Friday afternoon. It's a farming initiative that allows volunteers to practically travel for free. It's set up like a barter system. You pay a small membership fee, get up with a host in the country of your choice, pay to get there, and stay for a short duration working on a farm. In turn, the host family agrees to shelter and feed you. It's a great way to travel around the globe and really see how individuals live life.
So coincidentally, after researching WWOOF, the one episode I decide to watch mentions it! Crazy, right!
But that's not the only coincidence. Just a moment ago, I decided to log back on to Instagram (after 28+ days avoiding it). Well, what do I see? All of my former peers, friends, and sorority sisters 'living life'. Packing up and moving to new places, working dream jobs, and experiencing all that life has to offer. And for a moment, I felt sad. Selfish, rather. I was in a moment of self pity. Asking, "Why can't I be out there traveling, meeting new people, experiencing new things?" Gosh. I hate when I do that.
I decided to log back out, and pick up The Cather in the Rye. I've been trying to read it for about a month now, but I can't get past the start of chapter 3. And that's when it struck again. Coincidence. Literally, I'm reading along and I get to a part that reads, "...when he was in some kind of trouble or something, to get right down on his knees and pray to God. He said we should always pray to God- to talk to Him and all- wherever we were."
In this case, I don't think it was coincidence as much as it was divine intervention. I'm pretty sure God set me up to read it. It totally hit me. That's why I had to get here an tell you all. I originally wanted to tell my best friend about how I'm so ready to move and experience life and ask "Why hasn't God taken me somewhere new yet?", but before I could do that, I picked up Cather in the Rye. God served it to me real good. And, it doesn't help that I read a devotion about praying before running to someone and spilling out your problems.
I have to constantly remind myself, that I am exactly where I am suppose to be in life at this exact moment. God could sling me to Australia tomorrow morning if He really wanted to! But I'm slowly learning, it's ok. I have to learn to crawl before I can walk. That things take time to come to fruition. I'm ridiculously blessed right now. I have a loving family who allowed me to move back in with them, I just got offered a great entry-level job, and I get a hot meal every single day. I seriously can not fathom the number of people who don't have what I have. And there's no reason for me to complain about it or ask for more. In due time, God will bless me.
But for now, I will continue to live peacefully and with much thanks. I will continue to add more work and not just rely solely on my faith. I will be a humble huslter, if you can call it that? Lol.
I just have to remember to stay humble and remain thankful, because in due time, God will bless me with more than I can ever imagine.
Style. Everyone has it. It's what makes us unique. I prefer outfits (like the one above) for everyday wear. It's relaxed and comfy, yet still makes sense. That's how I'd describe my style-- relaxed and comfy, yet still makes sense. I like to have pieces that fit together. Think of it like a puzzle. All the pieces fit together effortlessly. I guess that's another way to describe my style-- effortless. Not in the sense that it just all fell together that way without any thought, but in the sense that the pieces, after much thought, coordinate quite nicely.
Now, I don't own a single Item in the picture above (Thanks Pinterest!), but I plan on purchasing and incorporating these same items into my wardrobe soon enough. Let me take a second to define my style evolution.
Since I'm still hanging around my parents' house job hunting, I thought I'd share my bucket list! It's kind of like my 25 before 25 list except on a more intense scale.
This is just what I could think of the past few days. I'm sure once I get some exposure to the real world again, I'll be able to think of more things to do.
On another note, can I tell you all about all the Latin/Spanish music I've been listening to lately? I'm not really sure why. I would say it's because I'm watching the FIFA World Cup daily, but that wouldn't make a lot of sense, because the World Cup is in Brazil...where they speak Portuguese. I guess it's because I'm researching a lot of the Spanish speaking countries teams' players (grammar check please? Where's the ownership suppose to go lol?). Ah, well. I'm definitely enjoying all new Latin stations I've added to my Pandora playlist. I'm currently addicted to the Sin Bandera, Noel Scharjis, and Luis Fonsi stations.
So yeah. I'm done here. I just wish I could give you all more but I don't have much to give right now. Hopefully I'll get out of the house soon. Once I do, I'll be sure to chronicle what's going on. Until then, just bear with me! I'll be posting about my style evolution tomorrow morning (I promise it'll be before 10 am!!)
Despite waking up much later than I intended, I've been having an amazing morning so far. I hope everyone else's day is going just as well! Just a few tid bits before I highlight some of the newest blogs I've been reading lately:
If you've ever googled 'how to create monogrammed laptop wallpaper', you probably ended up at The College Prepster. I did, and I haven't looked back since. Now living in New York, Carly highlights her personal life there, business ventures and great products. Be sure to explore her blog soon! It's one of my daily reads.
I stumbled over this website via Instagram about a month ago and I'm really loving it! Finally, someone my age is blogging about their post-grad life, fashion and work life! Katey & Kristin have unique fashion sense and are sharing their experiences living in Dallas, Texas! If you're into fashion, PR, or just enjoy seeing others accomplish and follow their dreams, check out their blog!
I couldn't leave out The Cake Blog! This sight highlights the newest trends in cake baking and decorating and I'm loving it!! The site features guest writers frequently to show you how to build a cake, figure out what to do with those cake scraps and more DIY recipes than you could ever imagine. If you're into cake baking like me, be sure to visit this site regularly.
I found this blog via Pinterest and I'm so glad I did. McKenna's travels around the world have me in awe! She and her husband spent and entire summer living and traveling across EUROPE!! How cool is that?! Her photos are amazing and probably don't even do the European countryside justice. McKenna also has great interior decorating and personal style. It's great to see someone rock a tutu so effortlessly!
I hope you all enjoy these blogs as much as I do! Have a great Tuesday! See you tomorrow as I detail what's on my Bucket List!! Yay!!
Happy Friday! Hope you all enjoyed yesterday's post! I feel so close to you guys now :) Anyway, I hope you all enjoy your weekends and I'll be back tomorrow with some new material. Oh! I'll be taking a trip next weekend to celebrate my best friend's birthday, so look for it late next week. Enjoy yourselves this weekend!
I've always seen people with these 25 before 25 lists, so I decided to create one for myself. I like lists. I always feel like I've really accomplished something once I cross it off. Like I've mentioned before on here, I'm at a point in life where I don't just want to do new things, but I need to do new things. I almost feel like my social growth has been kind of stunted because I've never really done much. I know so many people who have traveled a lot, attended exciting events, or have just done some awesome things. And to me, they seem more well-rounded. But that's just my opinion.
As you all know by now, I don't require much, and I feel my 25 before 25 list reflects that! I think everything on my list is practical and achievable.
So, In no particular order, let's check out my 25 before 25 list!
Gahhhhh! Good morning! Can I take a second and tell you guys how awesome yesterday was? I mean, nothing amazing even happened but it was just great to have an awesome day after Saturday's debacle. When I say I don't require much in life, I really mean it. For example, I woke up before 8:00 am yesterday, completed my morning routine (I never complete my morning routine), crossed some crucial items off of my to-do list, and even had a pretty good phone interview. Yea, that's what an awesome day is for me. :)
Besides me having an awesome day yesterday, I have discovered a t.v. gem. It's tucked between TVLand and Fox News (I thought I got rid of that channel) and has enough shows that may center around the same topic, but highlights it from plenty of different viewpoints. Thank you Jesus for HGTV.
I'm kind of doing this "life cleanse" right now. Like, getting rid of useless apps on my phone, deleting tons of songs and Pandora radio stations, and now I'm filtering what I watch on t.v. too. (My "friends" have kind of filtered themselves, but that's another story for another day.) I don't know how I missed this channel! All the shows are about home improvement but they all come from different angles. There are shows about total renovations, partial renovations, backyard renovations, house hunting for first timers, and those who are seasoned homeowners. Some of my favorite shows include Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and Property Virgins.
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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