Don't Keep Up

Bandeau: Target//Dress: Free People//Boots: Steve Madden//Bracelets: The Oxford Trunk
Photos by my friend, Joe Bulger. You can see more of his work here and follow him on instagram.

I think the times we live in, there is a lot of pressure to "keep up." It is unnecessary pressure and I feel like if we didn't view everything as a race to be won, or people to catch up with- we would enjoy life more. The good news is you can take a deep breath and see that it does not have to be overwhelming and there really isn't anything or anyone to keep up with! Just take it a step at a time and remember why you started. Don't get caught up in keeping up- you won't get anywhere doing that. Do what you love and enjoy the small moments-don't live just for the "big" moments.

A few things I've been loving lately: this verse, this side table DIY, funny puns & jokes, Nike RoshesMadison's thoughts on creativity killers, dancing the night away with friends, this chevron wood wall decor, and these planters.


  1. This was exactly what I needed to read today. Why does every social media thing have to be a "catch up" moment. Love this little reminder. And that little side table is a dream ;)
    xo TJ


  2. Such youth with such wisdom. You must have an old soul. Bookmarking this. Thank you. xx

    - J

  3. You are so right we shouldn't view life as a competition we should just live and enjoy each day. Btw this dress is so beautiful. :)

  4. Courtney you are so beautiful!
    Thanks for mentioning my post by the way:)

  5. Well said and such a great reminder for us all. I think especially about the bloggers out there who feel so much anxiety about keeping up and forget the fun in it all.

    Great photography as well. I love the feel of these photos. How lucky you are to have such amazing backdrops out your doorstep!