Letting Go of “The Best”

Ever had your expectations not match your reality? Sometimes letting go of “the best” can lend itself to something even better.

Rainbow Pleated Dress c/0 || Nude Heels (under $30 and so comfy!) || Gold Clutch c/o (similar linked) || Rainbow Earrings c/o || Apple Watch with this Band (under $8)

Good Morning! I hope y’all had a great long weekend. 🙂 Even though I was so sad not to be in Charleston this weekend, I tried to make the most of being here and we had a really good balance of being busy and also relaxing. We even managed to spend the day in Anna Maria Island- one of my favorite little getaways in town! Now it’s a wait-and-see game with Hurricane Dorian, which thankfully looks like it continues to weaken and turn, while praying for our friends in the Bahamas that are still getting battered by the storm. I’ll definitely be looking for ways to help once the storm moves past (let me know if you know of any great/reputable organizations).

Today I had something on my mind that I thought some of y’all might be able to relate to as well, and that’s the idea of “the best.” Let me explain… I don’t know about you but there are so many times that I get excited about a trip because I think “this is going to be the best girl’s weekend ever.” Or I’m excited to make a new recipe because I believe “this is going to be the best recipe I’ve made.” Or that a date night is going to be “the most romantic date we’ve had.” But you know what, when I put the expectation of experiences being “the best” on these situations I’m inevitably disappointed. It’s like when there’s that much hype about it, nothing is going to live up to it!

And I don’t say that as a Debbie-downer, I say that because I’ve realized that when I put these false expectations on different circumstances- then I don’t leave room for the goodness in experiences that really turn out to be “the best.” An unexpected girl’s dinner where we laugh until midnight? The best. Watching a movie with Rob with Buddy snoozing next to us? The best. A healthy recipe that also turns out to be delicious? The best.

For me, expectations often lead to disappointment, but embracing where I’m at and just enjoying things for what they are leads to happiness and unexpected joy! When I try too hard to make things live up to the hype – they just don’t. But when I let life surprise and delight me? I more often than not find myself saying, “wow, that was the best!” 🙂

Rainbow Pleated Dress c/0 || Nude Heels (under $30 and so comfy!) || Gold Clutch c/o (similar linked) || Rainbow Earrings c/o || Apple Watch with this Band (under $8)

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So what do you think friends? Do you find this to be true in your own life as well? I’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below! XO

6 Comments

  1. Biana
    September 3, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    That dress is straight up fabulous on you! Absolute sunshine 🙂 Side note – i have always put pressure on NYE and then a few years ago i stopped and each one has been great since!

  2. Kelly Roll
    September 4, 2019 / 9:39 am

    Wow! You truly put into words what so many of us feel!

  3. September 4, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    I completely agree! Sometimes when we put huge expectations on doing something it isn’t as great as we expected. It’s better to relax let it happen! That dress is so cute on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  4. September 6, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    Such a beautiful read. And I couldn’t agree more. Anyway, really cute and fab colors you have here dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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