Independent on Independence Day

I don't think there could be a picture that sums up my Fourth of July weekend better than this one. 

My holiday was spent drinking copious amounts of sweet tea; wearing lots of red, white, and blue; and repeating "life begins at the end of your comfort zone" every hour on the hour. 

Speaking from experience, I know how difficult it is to break habits. Everyone has personality quirks to make them unique, and that's great! But when your quirks start prevent you from having new experiences, meeting new people, or making memories with your friends, it's probably time to reevaluate your life. 

I've been so blessed with amazing sorority sisters that put up with me and gently push me from my comfort zone. It still amazes me that such cool girls actually want to hang out with me (Does that make me sound insecure?). 

I may have been a basket case for majority of the weekend, but I really had so much fun. 

From the party on the fourth to our fifth spent on the lake with my family, my biggest life lesson of the summer has been that life is too short; you need to jump in or you'll miss out!

(So go to that party, jump off the deck, and ride in the tube behind the boat, even if it might not be your thing.)

If my little cousin can push aside her fears, so can you and I!

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend! 

(Confession, she jumped first.) 


  1. Looks like so much fun!

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  2. I jumped off a boat into the middle of the ocean in Costa Rica and it was super scary but I was so glad I did it!

  3. I'm the type of person that always plays it safe, so thanks for sharing the quote!

    Makeshift Munch

  4. Aww! That quote is one of my favorites, and I try to live up to it everyday! I'm glad you had a good 4th weekend :)
    Ashlee from Preperella