Monday, August 11, 2014

Blue Willow











Dress: c/o Chicwish; Heels: Michael Kors

I've been thinking a lot lately about how life is best digested in small bites. Just like Dr. Leo Marvin tells Bob Wiley in the always-hilarious classic What About Bob? - "baby steps." The more you think ahead and compound all of the things that are approaching (be it daily, monthly, yearly, or your entire lifespan), the more daunting those tasks are. When I think ahead to the next year I'm faced with terrifying prospects: we'll be up for a lease renewal in January, we have a full year of grueling medical school to get through, we have a wedding to plan and pay for, we have travel to book! It's too much to comprehend all at once and sends me into a panic spiral.

I was just out with a friend tonight discussing her upcoming life events and she has a baby on the way. Her list of daunting tasks is even more scary than mine! She has a baby coming (and a nursery to complete, and a new house to furnish and prep for a child, and travel, and work, and everything). We both just shook our heads at the massive to-do list that we both face and feel equally crippled by.

I think that the key is to not let it cripple you. Thinking of making an entire gift registry full of must-have items for Ben and I's wedding is daunting. Picking out one plate tonight online is not so daunting. Trying to design an entire nursery is scary! Picking out a crib and getting it set up, that seems a lot more doable. It's all about those baby steps, my fellow Bobs of the world, baby steps.

I am going to try to think more consciously about chewing off smaller bites of life before approaching big things. Next on my list? Get Ben and my brother to Macy's this weekend to try on wedding attire. After that? Who knows! It's time for small bites and I need to finish digesting that one before I even think about chewing another.



23 comments

  1. That dress looks super gorgeous on you! I have a love for blue and white dresses.


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    Maggie S.
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  2. Wow!! This dress is pure perfection and you look breathtaking in it!

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  3. You look like the Londoner in this dress! and THATS a huge compliment ha!

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  4. WELL HELLO YOU FUGGING ANGEL YOU!

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  5. you're too sweet rachel! that's a huge compliment (and i wish!!)

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  6. ha! thank you, lovely lady!

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  7. what a beautiful dress! you look stunning

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  8. Mads | Its a Mads Mads WorldAugust 12, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Gorgeous dress, you look beautiful !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Love this color.
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  10. That dress! The details! The color is exceptionally gorgeous on you, too.

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  11. Floortje van CootenAugust 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    You look gorgeous in this dress! So pretty :)

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  12. I agree, one step at the time.. Pretty photos :-)

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  13. This dress is stunning—I can imagine it being a show-stopper at the wedding. And I LOVE the What About Bob? reference! I think about that movie every time I eat corn. MMMMMMMMMM

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  14. this dress is gorgeous! love the top embroidery on it! fantastic look!

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  15. Sometimes life is busier than at others! I remember feeling that busy and overwhelmed once, planning a wedding and dealing with jobs and moving, but... this, too, shall pass!


    Amazing dress!

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  16. Currently picking my jaw up from the floor! The detail on this dress is amazing!

    xo, Megan Ann

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  17. wowee! i love the detail on that dress!!!!!!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  18. This dress is so pretty on you, I love the color scheme!

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  19. That's such a unique dress! Love it on you!

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  20. This dress is EVERYTHING! Blue is your color, girlfriend.

    xo,
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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