Four Things I Don't Have Time for in 2018 | Seersucker Sass

Monday, January 15, 2018

Four Things I Don't Have Time for in 2018

It's hard to believe that we're already kicking off the third week of 2018.  I took the first three days of the year off to regroup, and I think I may have spoiled myself.  This year has started off with a bang - work has been busier than ever (so good!), my year as chairman of a volunteer board has kicked off, I've already read two books, and my brother's indoor track season kicked off, as well.

While it's still early in the year, I know one thing is for sure - this is my sassiest year yet.










Graphic Tee  •  Cardigan  •  Skinny pants  •  Heels


When the first week of 2018 was over, I was exhausted, and I knew something had to give.  So I made a list of things that don't serve me and that I no longer have time for. If you're already feeling exhausted, I encourage you to do the same.

In 2018, I don't have time for:

Self-doubt.  Having a leadership position is hard.  It's one of those things that you know is going to be hard, but every day it's just a different kind of hard.  Haha.  After spending so much time worrying myself silly that my body was physically aching, and I'm letting self-doubt go.

Weird self-imposed rules.  I had a nail appointment a week ago, and my nail place had sooo many beautiful new colors, including some colors that changed with your mood.  I wanted them so bad, but I talked myself out of it because pink sparkly nails that change colors aren't appropriate for a professional.  But as I sat down to get my nails done, I said screw it to Bubble Bath pink and went for it.  And I am so happy!  My nails don't define my professionalism; my behavior does.

This situation really made me think about how many weird rules I've made for myself.  My former co-worker Robin used to remind me that life gets a lot better when you let go of the rules you make for yourself, and I am learning that she is yet again right.

Blog comparison.  Two Sundays ago, I was sitting on my couch crying because I was so frustrated and felt like my blog was hopeless.  I had been making so many excuses about why I couldn't blog, and the biggest one was because I don't have light and airy photos like so many other bloggers do.  But it led to a great discussion, especially about my obsession with light and airy photos, as they don't necessarily represent my personality.  In 2018, I'm going to focus on doing my best, and doing so in a way that is authentic to me and my brand.

Criticism that isn't constructive.  I don't know if it's becoming more frequent or I'm just becoming more aware of it, but I feel like people have become so nit picky over the past year.  I used to let other people's criticism get to me, but in 2018, I'm letting go of all non-constructive criticism.  I am not for everyone, and that is okay.


Before I go, I wanted to take a minute to talk about the "DON'T" shirt I'm wearing in this post.  I am obsessed with Schitt's Creek, and when I saw Dan Levy's character David wearing this shirt I made a comment about how I've never related to a t-shirt so much.  I was so excited and surprised to receive it for Christmas!  Keep an eye out for it in future posts; it's too good to only style one way.

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  I want to hear from you - what is something that you don't have time for in 2018?




23 comments:

  1. Girl, don't fret about your photos. So may bloggers photos look exactly the same and they all post different versions of the same exact outfit in their houses that all look exactly the same. It's boring anyways. Be authentic to yourself and that will shine through.

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  2. I watched a few eps of that show after a friend told me about it - it's pretty funny! LOVE the shirt, btw :) And YES to all of these things. Ain't nobody got time for any of 'em!

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  3. This post is great! Self-doubt is also something I'm getting rid of in this new year.

    -Carine
    www.rinnyandbean.com

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  4. It can get a little too easy to compare ourselves to others, but we definitely have to remember to be ourselves and be focused on our own journey. Great list!

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  5. you're totally right, i don't have time for those things either!! i'm sure it'll still come up now and then because we're human, but honestly, it's important to just remember in the moment that those things will only hurt you as much as you allow it to :) sending you positive vibes!

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  6. Such a great post to kick off the new year! Cute tee babe.

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  7. Such a fun look, I love that top its so cute!

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  8. I love this! Comparison is so hard to avoid, but it always makes me feel so much better if I don't focus on it. Instead, I focus on loving myself for everything that I am instead of looking at what I'm not.

    Kristin
    stripesandsangria.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this post (and I feel the same way about it already being the third week in 2018)! I also have no time for blog comparison, I'll grow at my own rate in my own way and that's fine!

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  10. I love love LOVE all of this! I don't have time for any of this nonsense in 2018 either. Thanks for the reminder to leave it behind.

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  11. Yes girl! None of us should have time for this is 2018.

    April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com

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  12. Girl PREACH! No one has time for any of this. Only positivity and light in 2018!

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  13. NO to all of this!! especially self-doubt-- only positivity in 2018!

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  14. This is amazing! You just made me realize that I don't have time for these things in 2018 either! Thanks for sharing, babe!

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  15. Love this post!! So relatable to so many women. Hope you have a great (& sassy) year!

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  16. Amen to all of this. Loved this post. You look cute too!

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  17. Love this post! I am with you , and thanks for the reminder. Cutest tee, I need one!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  18. I definitely get caught up in self imposed rules and feeling like my blog isn't "bloggy" enough. I don't know when or why I started making so many weird rules for myself but I can totally see why they take away from joy. Yay for the sassiest year yet <3

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  19. Aw you go girl!! I love your blog, it's so real and genuine; I'm enjoying it so much more than blogs that are all glossy and feel more of an advertisement :D it sounds like you are doing seriously amazing, congratulations!! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

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  20. I love this post and especially the weird imposed rules that is so true, do you!

    BNBstyling.com

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  21. I'm all about not having self imposed rules! Just go for it and have fun!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  22. First, I need this shirt! Second, these all speak to me so clearly. I am trying to work on not comparing myself to other bloggers this year and being comfortable in my own journey.


    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsasss.com

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  23. You can go to shows and find modest T-shirts in the parking area after the show, yet they are generally made of second-hand outline.tshirt design

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