Stepping Outside

Flower Park Flower shirt“Sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself who you are and who you want be.”

You know how some quotes just really stick with ya once you discover them, and you sort of carry them in the back pocket of your mind as you go about your busyness? That’s how this quote has been for me these past few days. Sometimes, the busyness and the goal setting and the desire to accomplish big things and reach major “points” in life is just plain overwhelming. Or, in my case, “oh-my-word-why-am-I-doing-this-to-myself-I-should-reevaluate-what-I’m-doing-with-my-life” overwhelming. Which, some might argue, would be a pretty good time to take a deep breath.

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I think it’s healthy to take a step back, whether you’re stressed or not, and ground yourself in the truths concerning who you are, and who you want to be. Life will always be busy, and there will always be a number of things for my head and heart to worry about. But I wouldn’t want to lose myself in the busyness and the worry. So taking a step outside {and who wouldn’t want to with all this beautiful weather Minnesota has been having?!} and reminding myself not only who I am but whose I am really calmed the waters.

So if you’re stressed, overwhelmed, worried, or all of the above, hopefully you can find some comfort in that quote. I thought it was such a great reminder!

And if that doesn’t do it, tomorrow is Friday! So a little break is near! 🙂

Have a marvelous Thursday! Thanks for reading!




  • Reply Kate September 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Yes, super important to take a deep breathe and relax. So ready for Friday. P.S. your hair looks amaze 🙂

    Kate | The Fancy Pants Report

  • Reply Brigette September 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    What a wonderful reminder, here’s to taking a quiet moment every now and then!

  • Reply Jody Baird September 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Love the blue pants! And LOVE that floral detail on the top. So cute.

  • Reply jennifer prod September 27, 2013 at 1:38 am

    giiiirl. i’ve been feeling the same way the past couple of days. sort of makes you want to just grab a chai and zone into the goodness of the present moment. forget about what comes next for a bit, if you can. if i were you, i would just spend some time thinking about how cute that shirt you’re wearing is 🙂 loovve it.

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Oh man chai is SUCH a good idea right now…. 🙂

  • Reply T September 27, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I stumbled across your blog while reading another one and just wanted to say that I am enjoying it! Love the places and the food pics you post! Good luck with your studies too!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 27, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you stopped on by! It’s been so fun exploring the Minneapolis area and sharing some awesome places! 🙂

  • Reply Sammy Casey October 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

    JUST realized you are from Minnesota!!! Love to follow Minnesotans 🙂


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