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Wednesday Wisdom: Changing Your Style (And Yourself)

As I scrolled through Pinterest this morning, my heart attached itself to a quote by George Eliot. It read, "it's never too late to be what you might have been". First of all, did you know that "George Eliot" is actually the pen name for a very talented female writer named Mary Ann Evans? (I didn't either.) Secondly, did you, too, get goosebumps reading the quote? If you didn't, here it is again… 

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."

What strikes me most about this quote is how much is delivered from a string of 11 simple words. 11 words that inspire you to think about where you are, where you want to be, and the space in between. Eliot  also reminds us that it's possible to get there (wherever "there" might be); we just have to be willing to let go of the normalcy we're clinging on to and go boldly in the direction we truly want. 

In our culture, we seem to glorify togetherness: we are encouraged to follow a certain path, stick to it, and be happy with it even if we're not truly happy with it. Well, I encourage you to reconsider. Yes, pick a path. Pick a life for yourself. Pick out the qualities you want to be known for. But, if you're not wholeheartedly happy with any of these things, make a change. It's OK to change. Like Eliot says, it's never too late. 

And, of course, the same goes for changing your style. Adding an element to your outfit, even just a set of stackable rings to your finger, can redefine your outfit and, if you want, your whole look. And, the best part -- it's really that easy. 

So, today, think about who you are. Think about your life; your personality; your style. And remember: you can change yourself today, tomorrow, and always. 


xx, Jen

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