Posts Tagged "unconventional"

Embrace the Wanderlust! 0

Embrace the Wanderlust!

Posted on Sep 23, 2013

I love the word Wanderlust. It brings to mind traveling the world, going from place to place, taking it all in. I always feel like the word should be sparkly, for some reason. And I love anything sparkly. For those of us with Wanderlust, though, it can be anything but glorious. I’m not talking about the kind of Wanderlust that brings to mind travel, exploration, discovery–and endless funds to do so–I’m thinking about the kind that we Unconventionals live through in our daily lives. Wanderlust can bring words to mind like Unsatisfactory. Grasping. Failure. Because to wander is to continue to seek. Sometimes aimlessly. It’s not landing on anything. When you have Wanderlust, it’s easy to feel like you aren’t accomplishing anything. Does this sound like you? If so, welcome to the club. I’m glad you’re here, and that I’m not traveling alone. Honestly, I think there are many of us out there. Being an Unconventional Girl, I am constantly searching for the next thing. Always wanting to learn more. I get so excited about starting something, only to get bored with it quickly and start looking for the next. Because my energy and therefore motivation fades, often I don’t get what I think I am going for and...

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Push the Envelope! 0

Push the Envelope!

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

I sincerely hope you are pushing the envelope.  Every day.  As an Unconventional, it’s pretty hard for us NOT to.  It’s like a birthright or something. If you are just bursting to try something crazy that feels good but seems a bit scary, say something that feels a bit risky but is from your heart, act on something you almost know but are putting away somewhere for safe keeping…do it.  Holding it in will make it fester, causing you to be frustrated and ornery.  Plus, nobody likes the word fester.  It conjures up all sorts of icky images. Pushing the envelope doesn’t have to be loud and obnoxious. (but that’s really fun, too.) It’s really just about pushing yourself to do something that may be scary but you really want to do, or challenging someone respectfully about a topic you’d like to debate. Maybe it’s posting a photo of yourself in a bikini, because you really like that photo of yourself feeling all blissful at the beach or partying it up with your friends, even though you know you are putting yourself out there to possibly get bitch-slapped by a mean girl who is just being all judgy and obviously insecure.  (this is a direct example of something that...

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