Thursday, October 7, 2010

Under Pressure

I'm feeling like lately I have been more present on this blog, but not really.My mind has been completely elsewhere. The last month has been hard on me, no, post-graduation( so like the past year and a half) has been hard on me and I have been feeling immense pressure to "figure it all out" or have some "direction". Everybody has such high expectations for me and I feel like I will never be able to attain them. I'm a stubborn person and when people close to me, who care and sincerely have my best interest at heart push me towards something, I freeze up and don't budge. I suppose I need to just tune everybody out and focus on what I need and want out of life. I'm sick of living my life solely to please others and in return do not take care of myself and my needs.I'm not exactly sure where all of that rambling leaves me, but yeah I guess I just had to put it out there.Thanks for bearing with me.

Onto what I'm wearing. I picked up this gorgeous paisley dress at the Salvation Army awhile back and love it's crimson color. Plus paisley is like one of my fave prints ever.

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Oh and you really must watch this video, besides the fact it is one of my favoritest songs in the entire world and has freaking Kermit the Frog puppets lipsynching to Queen's Under Pressure, it is truly inspiring and heartfelt video about homelessness.


  1. I think that the years right after graduation are incredibly difficult. While you may have an idea of what you would like to do, it is such a challenge to balance your passions and dreams with the sensible path. It's even more difficult when the people in your life have conflicting ideas of what's best for you. As of now, I have been college graduate for two and a half years and, even though I know who I am and have experienced many wonderful things, I still haven't figured out what path is really right for me. Perhaps I'm going off on a tangent now. If anything, I just hope you know that a lot of us post grads have the same feelings as you do and, even though we might not know exactly what we want, we'll all be fumbling our way toward happiness. And, even if we fumble, at least we can wear adorable outfits. :D

  2. Aw, that is also one of my fav songs.

    I def had the same issue as you after I graduated college. Actually I still have no idea what I want to do with my life and I am almost 30. Sometimes you have to try something to find out if you like it or not. Even if you don't like it, you have still learned something. Sometimes you just fall into something that works.

    Cheer up :)

  3. The only person you have to please is yourself. That is what I learned this year. We make mistakes thats life. We cant always follow what our parents or other people say. We just have to live our lives. I was going through the same thing but I figured as long as my family still cares for me, even though they may not go along with some of my ideas, i'm good.

    anyways you looks great. nice dress! :)


  4. You are so beautiful Rosie, I love the dress!!
    I too am stubborn so I can relate. Just do what you think is right for you. I'm going to be cheesy here and quote Au Revoir Simone, "only you can make you happy" so remember that and know that the people who love you will love you no matter what you do! ^.^

  5. This dress looks beautiful on you. I understand how you feel. I graduated two years ago and things are only just now starting to go in a direction I'm happy with. I think you have the right attitude, it's tough when people have certain expectations of you but only you know what's best. I hope things get better.

  6. You know, you will figure out what you want in life. It takes time and consideration. I hope you do figure that out, because the realization is such a good feeling. You will attain everything you want in life. I have no doubts.

    The dress is gorgeous. I saw something similar at Out of the Closet for 12 bucks, but I decided against it, which was the best decision ever made, because I went to Goodwill after and bought 6 pieces of clothing for 15 bucks! Woo!

    Okay, you probably think I'm crazy for not purchasing those shoes yet... I am crazy! I will... I promise. My priorities with money is kind of bad right now. But I will... soon... I promise! Please don't hate me!

  7. What a beautiful dress! And I am sorry you seema bit lost in your life...but those things come and go for all of us. Just follow your heart and you will make it all work.

  8. you look very beautiful in these pictures and yes you should definitely plan a trip to cape cod. it was my first time there and it was everything i had hoped and more. <3

  9. I love that dress on you! and the video is super! have a wonderful day beautiful.

  10. oh, dear. i empathize with you all too well. i tend to put amazing amounts of pressure on myself, but have recently gotten much better about this. i think when you start doing things for yourself and following your own heart, the hard stuff gets a little bit easier and the pressure isn't so weighted. hang in there, girl!

  11. I love the dress its such a beautiful color and print.