Any experience, especially one with a lot of ups and downs, has the potential to teach us about life. Take New York Fashion Week, for example. Whenever it comes comes up in conversation, I always tell people, “It’s the best and the worst week of the entire year”. It’s the Christmas level excitement with tax deadline stress. It is truly my favorite week of them all but I almost lose my marbles every single time. So this year, in true Allyn style, I wanted to take some of that stress and turn it into a few life lessons for you about dream chasing, stress management, and enjoying life. The first lesson is what we should be doing instead of faking it until we make it, so if that’s your game plan while you’re reaching for success, this one is definitely for you! 😉 Be sure to check out all my
I’m not totally sure I should share this video with you. I filmed it right after a recent breakdown. And not a justified breakdown about something life altering happening, but a medium sized breakdown after a series of small life annoyances – problems that aren’t even problems compared to what other people have to deal with. That’s exactly the problem with stress – especially living in a stressed out state all the time. It takes everyday issues, big and small, and amplifies them. It makes even the smallest shit feel like something unbearable. Even if that feeling only lasts a few moments, it still sucks. It’s not fun to feel that way. The worst part is towards the end when you feel like you’ve had a melt down and wasted energy over something that should have been nothing. There’s a guilt that comes with it. Like the weight of what
This week’s vlog post is coming at you straight from NYC! I’m here at New York Fashion Week and while you might think it’s all about the clothes, there’s actually a lot to learn about life from an experience like this. I’m with my fellow fashionista, Christina, and to be honest, this week has gone nothing like we planned. However, by going with the flow and chilling out about the unexpected, we’re stacking up incredible moments right and left that we would’ve missed had the original schedule played out. We’re also chatting about whether or not you should “fake it ’til you make it” and why believing that you’re worth it is essential for getting where you want to go. And in case you’re loving these shades as much as I do, you can find them at Public Sunglasses for $79 (full outfit details coming soon!).
They say that comparison is the thief of joy, but I’d like to argue that stress is. Have you ever tried to enjoy date night when rent was due 5 days ago, or live in the moment when you can’t stop thinking about everything that’s on your to-do list tomorrow? It’s not easy. Some days, we can go to yoga, write down what we’re grateful for, and do mindset work until the cows come home (not that I have any cows that need to come to my house, but you know, that’s what “they” say), and yet the stress still wins. Then, sometimes the stress starts to win day after day until we question what joy even feels like anymore. But, money and to-do lists are stresses that probably aren’t going to go away in the immediate future (not for me at least). So my question is, is it possible to
How do you know when it’s time to pivot and when it’s time to have patience? I don’t know what the answer is, but I can tell you that I’m heavily drawn towards pivoting (jumping from idea to idea depending on whatever looks fun and exciting at the moment) and significantly lacking in the patience department… which is [spoiler alert] not the best strategy and it, as you’ll see in the video, gets me into a lot of trouble. In this week’s vlog post, while wearing stunning $17 earrings from 7 Charming Sisters (which you’ll see again real soon!), I’m letting you gems in on what starts to go through my brain when things aren’t exactly “working”. It sucks that progress and profit seem to be attached at the hip and that we’re often blinded from seeing any amount of progress if profit isn’t stepping into the picture at the
This face perfectly expresses how I feel about three things in particular: cold weather, my little sister going off to college, and being rejected in my business (and also vegetables, but that’s not relevant to this video). I’m aware that I might lose some fans when I say this, but I am not a fan of fall… like at all. And, my birthday is even in October! I like hot summer days and tropical everything. I do not like pumpkin spice anything or having to wear gloves when I text outside. But whether I like it or not, fall is coming (ugh). There’s a lot of other things going on in my life right now that I’m just not ready for – like my sister going off to college, and facing rejection in my business. But, like seasons, these things are coming regardless of my stance on them. So, this
I used to be terrified of video content, but to be honest, I’ve kind of fallen in love with it once I realized I could be imperfect, a hot mess, and the real me (and show up with little to no make up on in workout clothes). I wanted to create this space so that I have something to look back on. Some place where I can be reminded of the small, weekly stories that bring me to wherever I’m going. I hope that by sharing the everyday moments, you’ll see that you’re not alone in the mess that is your life (because I totally don’t have my shit together). In this first vlog episode, I’m sharing a little bit about where I currently am in my journey, why I challenged myself to get rejected 20 times last week (along with how it went), and I’m also debuting my new