Jennifer Blake: A Pep Talk: This. Is. Your. Life.

A Pep Talk: This. Is. Your. Life.

February 18, 2015

A friend gave me a wise piece of advice the other day "find one thing a day that you can look forward to, and keep you eye on that prize"(something along those lines).

Lately the struggle to get out of bed and find motivation for anything has been hard. Between the never ending snow, cold temperatures, and a job that I am not a fan of, there has been little to look forward too. Today though, I gave my self a pep talk, a much needed one. I thought I'd give it to you too.

Dear You,

You may hate your job. You may wish you made more money. You may wish you had more free time. You may hate where you live because of the multiple feet of snow staring back at you outside your window or because of the extremely bitter temperatures. You may wish your life resembled someone else's.

Well, darling, THIS. IS. YOUR. LIFE. 

You can't have anyone else's. Pick your crying and frustrated self up off the floor and figure out how to make your life better. You get one life to make a difference, to leave your mark, to spread love, to live out your dreams. Sure there will be days where you hate everything and you can stay in bed on those days with a carton of ice cream while you watch repeat episodes of Gilmore Girls, but you can't live every day like that. You need to go out into the world and look for the good. Find one good thing each day to focus on, to look forward to. Find that silver lining. Trust me, its worth it to find the good. 

Work on changing the things that make you unhappy, the things that don't fill you with joy. You deserve to be happy, you are worth it. So don't let anyone tell you you're not. You are good enough to live out your dreams, you may need to stick out some of the tough stuff to get there, but you will get there. Write your dreams down. Draw them out. Scream them from the roof tops. Whatever you do, do not get complacent with where you are, don't you dare settle, because girl you deserve more. More love. More happiness. More laughter. More joy.

Today is a new day. Start fresh. Make that cup of coffee and just soak up the fact that you were put on this world to do great things and find that moment of happiness in your day to carry you through when the going gets tough.

Cheers to a new day & a fresh lens to view it through.



  1. This is lovely! I feel this way a lot. Even when I love my job, I always want to be challenging myself to grow! <3 Congrats on this amazing fresh take! <3

  2. Oh my goodness, yessss! I have to remind myself of this very thing sometimes. It's hard not to wallow in the "funk." Thanks for the reminder!!! :)

  3. There has been some bad vibes going on around my house the last few days...and this was perfect reading for me today. I will be sharing this family. Thank you


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