Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations, the ones we think other people have of us, the ones we have of ourselves. As someone who thought they had their whole life figured out just a couple of years ago and then had it all turned upside-down, well, I’ve learned to have a little more grace for myself.

Skylar Belle - Life, Set Sail
I literally feel like I’ve flipped the table on life…you know, when you get so frustrated there’s nothing left to do but start all over again? I’m there. There was a time not long ago when this worried me. As a woman who’s nearing thirty, well, there are some things that my younger self would’ve thought she’d have by now…a grown-up career, a house, a family.

Skylar Belle - Life, Set Sail
Skylar Belle - Life, Set Sail
But here’s the thing, you are allowed to move at your own pace, and if you’re not happy with whatever situation you’re in, guess what, you can just start over and that’s absolutely your decision to make!

Skylar Belle - Life, Set Sail
We preach all day about treating others the way we would want to be treated, but how many of you (like me) have been guilty of treating others much better than you would yourself? I’d say it’s about time we start showing ourselves a bit more kindness.

I do not have a career, but I have three solid jobs that I love and are teaching me more about the things I want to know. I do not have a house, but I have a space to call my own. I do not have a family, but I have amazing friends that feel like it. Most importantly, I’m happy.

Skylar Belle - Life, Set Sail
I’m happy because the choices I’ve made, I’ve made for myself. I’m happy because I feel like, although I don’t have everything figured out, I’m being the best me I can be…and I like that girl.

outfit: skylar belle // earrings: hart + stone // flowers: esmé beautiful
photos by justine milton


  • Anneke Forbes
    October 27, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    It’s insane how many decisions in my life I’d made based on others expectations of me. The absolute top trait I admire in others is assurance in themselves, their ideas, and decisions. So bravo for embodying such strength despite the chaos.

  • Jessica Wilson
    September 21, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Love the words and the images! You are such a darling! And yes, 100% Self love and care is so important! XO


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