Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Accomplishments
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4:00 AM

Oversized Shirt:  Burberry // Pants:  Burberry // Flats:  Tory Burch

For today’s post, I wanted to not just show you my outfit, but share my thoughts on a certain topic.  Since I’ve moved out and gotten an apartment I have been feeling more independent (that’s obvious) and more accomplished.  I feel like I finally have my life on the right path.  I can finally be my own person and I’ve already come to find out that apparently I secretly love cleaning, I literally clean everything in the apartment and my kitchen is clean at all times.  I had this same feeling of accomplishment when I got my car and everything was in my name with no cosigner.  It has nothing to do with paying bills or anything like that because I’ve had my own phone bill since my senior year of college, and student loans since graduation, on top of any other bills like credit cards, car payments, insurance, etc. 

For all of the curveballs life has thrown at me over the past few months since my accident I honestly feel like I just threw this one right back at life.  I won this time around.  I made it.  Getting this apartment wasn’t just me moving out of my parent’s house.  It was me starting a new chapter.  That’s why it was an accomplishment, because four years ago I moved out to Texas and thought that was going to be it for me, that I was finally out on my own living life.  I was obviously wrong and ended up right back at home with my parents.  I’m not saying living with my parents was bad, because it really wasn’t.  I was able to save because my rent that I paid was really only what covered my food for the month and my parents took me back in with open arms and allowing me to bring Lilly (my fur child) with me.

I was never one to take hand outs and still won’t do it.  I don’t like things being handed to me on a silver platter, and if I am given something I genuinely appreciate it no matter how dumb, little, or not my style it is.  For example even if someone was to give me a piece of clothing that isn’t really me, I will find a way to wear it and make it my style.  Did my parents spoil my brother and I growing up?  Yes, they definitely did because we had more than most of our friends.  My parents sacrificed a lot to give us as much as they could.  My parents sent us on vacations to the motherland to learn about Poland and to meet our family while they stayed behind because financially we couldn’t all go as a family at that time.  My mom made the ultimate sacrifice of becoming a stay at home mom.  No offense to my dad but she DEFINITELY runs the household.  Instead of furthering her career here in the U.S. she chose to stay home.  We were fortunate enough to only need one income at the time, and then once both my brother and I got older, my mom ventured into developing her own business.  She’s kind of a boss lady, I learn from the best, what can I say?

I come from two hard working parents who have told me their life story numerous times.  They left their home and came to a new country with $5 in their pocket, my mom actually had $10 because my dad spent five on a beer for his newly found Swedish friend on the boat ride over here to America.  My parents never took handouts from anyone.  They never asked anyone for help and that’s how I am.  I’m glad to have struggled a little bit in my short 28 years.  It taught me to learn how to depend on myself, and always keep striving for more and better.  It taught me to NEVER GIVE UP, no matter how hard it is.  That’s why I continue to blog.  It helps me almost find myself.  It helps me feel accomplished because I’ve met so many people through this blogging community and I’ve met so many inspiring women. 

With all of that being said, I will never take the easy way out.  I like a challenge.  I like feeling accomplished. 

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  1. Thanks for your inspiring post! Also, that's a great look!

  2. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! I still feel that way sometimes and I'm (ways) older than you lol! :) Thx for sharing!

    xx, Chanda

  3. What a great feeling, knowing you did it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great post, you are very inspiring. ( I hope it inspires me to become a clean freak 😝 ) Congrats on all your accomplishments. Love your outfit, especially those Tory flats

    Brian 😊

  5. What a beautiful and thoughtful post. Thanks for telling us more about your life. I just realized we have more in common, since my parents also came from a small European country (Albania) with close to no money and they both raised us well and made sure my brother and I had a great life.

    On a style note, this outfit is simple but so chic. I love the shirt with the plaid cuffs.

    You can still link up with me for this week's "Thursday Moda" linkup. The linkup is open below. I would love to have you join it. Thanks. =)

    Happy April! Ada. =))


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