shirt (actually a dress): available at target, skirt: derek lam for kohl's (it is on clearance now!), sandals: ancient clearance from target- similar here, necklace/sunnies: forever 21
Super hot here in the Midwest! 99 degrees today and the weatherman called the humidity "oppressive".
I recently quit my day job. Changes in policy at the state level are impacting mental health services in a bad way. I really love doing social work, especially working with people with mental illness, but the state where I live is making it really hard to stay in the field. As much as I wanted to stay and fight, being forced to provide sub-par services because of budget cuts was ethically challenging for me. Basically, I just don't agree with the way the state is managing mental health care and since I worked for the government, it felt like I was part of the problem. I am doing freelance quality assurance/consulting/grant writing for various agencies now and the change of pace is great!
Lots of people I know who are in their 20s are having a tough time right now. Are we all having a quarter-life crisis? It is easy to get kinda existential about things sometimes. Who are we? What is the purpose of our existence? Etc. I have determined (for now) that life is meant to be challenging, and once we accept that we can find the happiness and joy in our day-to-day activities. I am a firm believer that good cannot exist without bad, so I am trying to look at the "bad" things with perspective and realizing that life's crappier moments make the pleasant ones easier to appreciate.
Keep Calm and Stay Cool!