Losing a notebook the other day made me realize just how much I rely on having things completely together. I write everything down – sometimes two or three to-do lists per day that consist of virtually the same things. All of my ideas and random written work was in that notebook, and since then I’ve been trying to put the pieces together. I’ve realized that it’s all about balance. Between my wacky work schedule (third shift, bleh), editing articles for CollegeFashionista, doing things with school organizations I’m a member of, social activities, this blog and other personal projects, it seems I never run out of things to do or places to be. The goal is not to drown in it all, though, and every day I fight my hardest to stay afloat. The most important practice I’ve started has been prioritizing tasks and getting done what absolutely needs to be done that day and leaving the rest for another time. Within the next few weeks, my goal is to become even more organized and functional. I also want to find more ways to enjoy everything I’m doing, such as taking my work out of my room and to a cute coffee shop.

I never want to lose my sense of focus while juggling everything, which is why I still make time for this blog and don’t use my obligations as an excuse not to get dressed. The day I start not having time to put a decent outfit together is the day that I’ve officially bitten off more than I can chew.

Thrifted Columbia denim shirt, Pacsun yellow shorts, ALDO sandals, H&M sunglasses, Forever 21 necklace (similar here), Dolce & Gabbana watch, Revlon nail color in Minted, Barnes & Noble planner