These Boots Are Made For Walking

I wore this dress to a wedding on Saturday.  It was a beautiful wedding outdoors on a pretty little grange, and a floral dress seemed like just the thing.  I pulled out my favorite tooled leather purse that I've had for years.  It's falling apart, though, so I don't wear it anymore, except for special occasions.  Turns out, I opened it up and found the receipt for our wedding application from last September!  What a coincidence!  It's fun to remember this time last year when I was just newly engaged and so excited to plan my own wedding.  It's cool to see our friends getting married and experiencing the same excitement.

dress/courtesy of modcloth :: boots/courtesy of lulu's :: shades/vintage
necklace/courtesy of poppy & fern :: purse/vintage

I've been getting lessons in patience this summer.  I'm a pretty spontaneous person, and when I want something, I'll go right for it.  But lately I've been forced to go the slow and careful route, and have had to give things up that I really wanted... and wait.  Wait for a better opportunity, a more responsible opportunity.  I think some of my spontaneity comes from fear that if I don't act *right then* I'll lose whatever it is that I want.  This doesn't really matter that much when it comes to buying a prom dress, or renting an apartment, since those things are short term and temporary.  But I'm learning that when it comes to big things, waiting is often more responsible.  Trusting that if it's the right thing, then it'll happen, rather than forcing something that will end up being irresponsible in the long run.  I don't know if I'm the most patient person, but I'm learning to take a huge breath, let go and trust that it's all a part of the big picture.