Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27 OOTD

I only had two classes this morning, and then track practice, but I don't see why that should inhibit me from dressing the way I love!

I paired my J.Crew Peter Pan collar tee with my J.Crew city mini in Dublin tartan (a spinoff of J.Crew's bell skirt, which is THE ABSOLUTE BEST item of clothing a girl could ever own--I have it in eight different colors/patterns), and held the skirt up with a skinny leather belt that came with an old Forever 21 dress.  The weather is gross here, so I wore my Duck boots with glitter knee-high socks from Banana Republic, which I rolled down so only the glitter part was visible.

I hope you all had a decent start to the week!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A little inspiration goes a long way

Saying I am frustrated with where I currently stand in terms of athletics is a major understatement.  I'm in a place where I struggle to deal with not living up to the standards I have set for myself everyday.  Needless to say, every little bit of inspiration helps me to keep pushing forward, not just in sports, but in every aspect of my life.

Here are some quotes that are constantly in my mind:

Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…play for her.” 
–Mia Hamm

Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.”
–Vince Lombardi

Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.”
–Jeremy H.

Don’t practice until you get it right.  Practice until you can’t get it wrong.”

When you put on that jersey, the name on the front is more important than the name on the back.”

Love is playing every game as if it’s your last.” 
–Michael Jordan

The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching.”
–Mia Hamm

I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel at just the right moment.  I light the match.” 
–Mia Hamm

Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” 
–Mia Hamm

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” 
–Derek Jeter

God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.” 
–Reggie White

Lastly, my uncle sent me the link to this video on YouTube yesterday.  Talk about an inspirational commercial.  I was amazed by the story, but didn't let myself sit there in awe for long.  I told myself, "If he can do it, so can I."