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Every time I look at Facebook or Instagram I am bombarded with pictures of engagements, weddings, maternity shoots and babies. It seems natural when you get to a certain age. I am 26 years old and always thought I would be married and be starting a family by now. But here’s the thing, I’m 26 years old and I am getting a divorce. I am taking a step back, I am not doing what is normal.

This Thursday, July 24th, marks my fourth wedding anniversary. It is strange to think that 4 years ago I thought I was marrying the man that I would spend the rest of my life with. It is funny how things change. People change. People grow.

I have been asked what went wrong. I think it comes down to I changed. I am a completely different person than who I was 4 years ago. I am more confident, more sure of myself and willing to take more risks (within reason of course). What I wanted changed, what he wanted didn’t. What we wanted no longer matched.

It was a very difficult decision. One I struggled with. It took me much longer to ask for a divorce than I expected. While I knew we grew apart and neither one of us was truly happy, it took me awhile to find the courage to ask. It flashed through my mind: “What will my family think?”, “What will my friends think?” and even “What will people think when I start to date again?”

I mean who expects to be divorced at 26 years old. Believe me, there is no easy way to bring up that you are in the process of a divorce. It makes people feel uncomfortable. They feel sorry for you, take pity on you and always assume you are not okay with it.

It is strange, I am actually perfectly okay with it. I was heartbroken at first, even though it was my decision. When you put so much time and effort into something and it fails, it is never a good feeling. But I have realized it is for the best. I am still growing, still finding myself. It may sound selfish, but I need to focus on myself. Relationships fail, friendship end, nothing lasts forever; the one thing that you are stuck with forever is yourself so you better make sure you like that person.

That is where I am at now. I need to be with people who support my dreams, who challenge me and who excite. I had a good life, but the truth is I was bored and I lost myself. It has nothing to do with anyone but myself and a decision that was rushed on both ends.

In the end, it was a learning experience. I now know what I want and don’t want out of a relationship. I know things I will settle for and things that aren’t worth settling for. I am better prepared for my next relationship.

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I have been job hunting for the past almost two months now. It has been a rough two months if I am being honest. But I have taken this time to focus on family things and study up on my social media marketing and SEO skills. I also have a project in the works that I can’t wait to unveil! I am starting to go back to my web design roots.

I basically just love online media whether it is blogging, social media, online marketing or web design. It is a world I feel comfortable in and where I would like to grow. So I thought it was time for a new resume.

I went from this:

Lindsey Leitner Resume

 

To this:

Lindsey Leitner SM Resume

 

Personally I love them both, but I decided to go with a cleaner, more detailed look.

I prefer to design my resumes in InDesign because it gives me way more freedom with the design and spacing than if I use Word. It also helps showcase my design skills. I believe if you want to work in a creative field you need to show that you are creative!

What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts! Let me know in the comments below!

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Have you heard of hand bracelets? They are the hottest new trend in jewelry. Instead of a bracelet that goes around your wrist, a hand bracelet is one that is connected at your wrist and a finger with a beautiful display across your hand. Most of them are quite dainty, although I am sure there are some pretty extravagant ones out there.

I just recent purchased my first hand bracelet. I have yet to wear it, but plan on trying it out very soon. I opted for the more dainty and girly approach.

So for this Trend Tuesday, I have decided to share my Top 4 picks for hand bracelets.

Trend Tuesday: Hand Bracelet

1. Show Of Hands Gold Harness Bracelet, $12.00 *
2. Gold-Tone Delicate Hand Jewelry, $29.50 *
3. Amelia Handpiece, $18.00 *
4. ASOS Hamsa Hand Harness, $15.24 *

Have you embraced hand bracelets yet? Let me know in the comments below.

I’m talking outdoor style for this Interior Style Thursdays. Because its summer and I plan on spending as much time outdoors as possible.

This summer I plan on going to the beach as much as possible. I have lived only a few street lights from the beach almost my entire life and I have never taken advantage of that. I want to change that this summer. I want to soak up the summer sun while it lasts.

It has got me thinking on how I would decorate my backyard if I had one. I am currently living with family right now, but a girl can dream. So what better place to get outdoor style inspiration than Anthropologie! It is one of my favorite stores for unique and stylish home pieces. I would love my house to be decked out in all things Anthropologie!

So I have picked my top eight picks for outdoor style:

Interior Style Thursdays: Outdoor Style

1. Canyon Fringe Hammock, $118.00 *
2. Geo Glo Lantern, $10.00 – $168.00 *
3. Vintage Garland Chime, $20.00 *
4. Air Balloon Birdhouse, $38.00 *
5. Chalkboard Herb Planters, $8.95 – $58.00 *
6. Sugar Cone Wall Planter, $20.00 *
7. Climbing Roses Watering Can, $50.00 *
8. Partridge Garden Table, $68.00 – $148.00 *

I want my outdoor space to be filled with gardens and animals. I want it to be a peaceful place to just relax (maybe in a hammock) and just read a book or get some work done. I want it to be a little escape.

How do you picture your outdoor style? Let me know in the comments below.

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So this post is a few days late, because this week has been pretty hectic. If you read my July Goals then you know that both my grandma and grandpa were in the hospital end of last week to the beginning of this week. Well you know how they say things happen in threes? Well my best friend ended up having some medical problems, so I have been so focused on family and friends that I never finished putting this post together!

Now that is out of the way, lets talk about the straw fedora! It is one of my favorite summer pieces.

Straw Fedora

The one I am wearing above is from BCBGMAXAZRIA. Unfortunately I bought it a few months ago and they no longer have it in stock. But if you have a small head like I do, their hats are great since they tend to run on the smaller side. Which made me so happy since I normally can’t find a straw fedora that fits!

So for this Trend Tuesday I have picked six amazing hats for you to rock this summer!

Trend Tuesday: Straw Fedora

1. Eric Javits Straw Fedora, $150.00 *
2. Two-Tone Straw Fedora, $40.00 *
3. Genie by Eugenia Kim Edie Crochet Straw Fedora with Pleated Band, $75.00 *
4. Straw Fedora from Urban Outfitters, $9.99 *
5. Billabong Midday Slowin Straw Fedora, $26.00 *
6. Goorin Bros Hugo Fedora, $68.00 *

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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