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Mysterious Galaxy

Tank: thrifted   Hat & Skirt: c/o Romwe via Catsuit Latex   Shoes: c/o My Hot Shoes   Bracelet: c/o 2 Hello Beautiful

There is something about life that can be just as awe inspiring and mysterious as the sky. You never know where it will take you or what it will teach you next. Which is why I enjoy this galaxy print skirt - its got that same air of mystery and intrigue, you know?

So...I feel almost guilty about confessing this, but I've decided on a different major. How wishy-washy of me, right? However, I believe that my hard-heartedness about ignoring my artistic side is a shame. The reason I set my mind on Dental Assisting was because I reasoned to myself that it was the logical choice. The smart one. The one that would secure myself a steady future. 

Yet in the back of my mind, I'd already planned that after getting a job in the dental field, I would return to school and pursue what I really wanted - photography or graphic design. Anything that would reignite the love I have for art. Before, I used to spend hours just drawing and painting. I entered competitions and won first place ribbons and recognition. Yet, once high school came and I started thinking about the future, I decided this side of myself was useless. How would it earn me an income I could live off of? How was it practical?

You know, I often pray that God would give me guidance in what I should do. I've juggled different ideas around in my head of what I could pursue, but most of them get nixed because I think to myself, "What could I possibly get a job in with that?"

I think He's been giving me a sign though, one that I've tried ignoring. 
When I started posting my photography on Facebook, I got a few nice compliments. However, this summer,  which is when I decided on Dental Assisting, the comments and requests started pouring in about my photography. People have offered to pay me if I'd do photos for them, if I'm taking photography classes, and telling me that I have talent. 

Is this His way of telling me this is what I should do? I'd like to think it is. 

Looking at the schedule I'd set up for myself, I couldn't help but feel relief as I selected each one and slowly clicked "Remove course." Then, with building excitement, I pulled up my new classes and worked on a completely different schedule. So say hello to the newest Visual Arts major. After taking a look at the required courses for my new degree, I can't help but start giddily skipping around and doing cartwheels. Drawing, Ceramics, and Design are required? No problem! They may be challenging, but I'm eager to dig in and get back to what I've always truly loved. 

God gives us talents that should be used. Don't brush them aside and lay them to waste. 
I'm excited about the future, and I can't wait to share it with you!

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

very cute
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Love and Ace said...

LOVE that skirt! I usually only see this kind of print in leggings - i think i like it in skirt version better! You shouldn't feel guilty about changing your major, it's about what you are passionate about! xx Kat

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Admirably Pretty said...

Such a pretty skirt! I love galaxy print.

XO Imke

Carina M said...

Gorgeous outfit! The galaxy against the black really looks lovely. Cute flatforms too, I find ones with straps are much comfier :)

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Kim Alston said...

Linda, you made the right choice. Do what you LOVE! You can make money in that profession. Plus, there are so many outlets to choose from (private practice, magazines, television etc). Enjoy your courses and connect with others in that field. Love your skirt and sandals.
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Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
If you love what you do, it's always the right thing to do!
Love that skirt on you!

Have the best week ever,
-Kati

Sandra Leiva said...

Love that hat!!


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Marlen said...

oh college, such a tricky tricky time. to tell you the truth, you'll probably not even do anything with the major you graduate in. haha and i'm not saying that to discourage or scare you, but seriously, once you get dumped out of college without arm floaties you're just like uhh...CRAP!! i graduated with communications and philosophy and had plans of going into a marketing agency or become a communications researcher, and then decided i would much rather be a writer. and i bet in a few years i'll decide to be something else. just keep in mind being twenty is terrifying in an exciting way, and you'll CONSTANTLY be growing, and rapidly at that. so if you go with dental now, your art opportunities are most definitely still open to you (and you can actually probably learn/get a job without even going to school for it. you wouldnt believe how far an internship or learning online will get you)

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Istvanffy Emma said...

you look SO cool!
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Ali Hval said...

Aw Linda, I'm glad you're going for what you want to pursue opposed to what's "expected and reasonable." I mean, I'm definitely there with ya as a fellow Studio Art major, haha. I'm excited to see what you'll whip up in the future!

And you know, even if you decide you don't want to change your major, you can still improve and do you photography as a thing on the side. I've also done some photography work for neighbors and friends who've wanted senior photos, family photos, etc. on the side even though I haven't taken a digital photography class before. So I think either way you go, practical or not, you'll be able to succeed in art and something else. :) Don't think you have to become an art major just so you will draw more, because you can do that both on and off, just like with photography--but I'm totally admiring you right now for changing to what you really yearn to do, like for real, I ADORE YOU and support you entirely. <3 I hope that didn't sound negative or aynything?? haha I meant it in the best of ways! GO YOU LINDA! (high fives)

Hah, how impractical it kind of is though... welcome to the world!

I loooove that watch, Miss Linda. GUESS TIME HAS CHANGED FOR YOU NOW, HUH? hahrahrharharhahr. I'm punny.

And your galaxy skirt is so so lovely. Wow!

thechicstreet.com said...

Cool look and new blog!


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Lorena said...

We should always consider our options...
I studied marketing when I originally just wanted to be a teacher.. now I work i marketing and am going to school to become a teacher.
You never know when and where what you learn will come in handy - so, as long as you're going to school it will work out and you have all the right to change your mind: nothing is written in stone.

April Cheung said...

I'm studying graphic design at Art Center College of Design and I love it. It really changes your perspective on the world and what you see. And under graphic design, there are many tracks including interactive design, motion design, print design, packaging, and transmedia. Motion graphic design (animation/special effects/motion) specifically is a very high-paying job. Good luck on your new major! Life is too short to not do something you love :)

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Lisa said...

I love that galaxy skirt! It's so cute and works really well with your simple top! :)

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Grace said...

That's awesome! Congrats on going with your gut and doing what you really want to do. At least you decided and discovered it now, rather than later. Anyways, I love this skirt on you. It kind of reminds me of a recent outfit from Atlantic-Pacific the other week. Love it!

Happy Wednesday!
Grace
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Laura said...

You look so adorable! I'm loving that skirt!

And good for you, girl! It takes courage to do what you love even if it doesn't always seem practical! In the end, you will be able to do something with your major I'm sure. (People have the said the same thing about my social work degree.)

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Ashley said...

okay...
1. You look gorgeous. I love love love that skirt and loved that you paired it with an edgy hat in true Linda fashion:)
2. Congrats on deciding on a new major! No need to claim being "wishy washy"! I know plenty of people who changed their majors 3 or 4 times! It's totally normal and a part of the whole college experience:) I am so happy for you and for following your heart! You are amazingly artistic, and although you would be good at anything you do, I know you will truly thrive in the visual arts:)

So proud of you lady!! Sending warm wishes and prayer your way!!

xo Ashley

Lily Fang said...

Ahhhh! I'm so excited for you! There's such a huge pressure to pursue practical fields, and sometimes that leads us to doing things we'd rather not do; something that will make us money, but won't make us happy. You're so brave and I'm SO PROUD of you Linda! Happy dancing with you for pursuing what you love!!

By the way, I'm drooling over your trendy skirt. Those are the perfect colors and the watch necklace is just exquisite. You're so stylin, Linda!

Big hugs! I'm so happy for you!

Maiken said...

I think it's very important to follow your heart.. especially when you actually know really well what you want. so of course I'm happy for you, dear Linda, and I'm already looking forward to reading about your new adventures!
oh and that skirt, it indeed is extra fierce!

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Sam said...

Hi Linda, i can actually sense the passion and excitement in your text as you write about arts and photography, this was the route you are meant to take, it is what makes you happy and for me thats far more important than doing a job you will end up being frustrated with. SO excited to hear about the change in major (I would do it too). You're making the right choice, you are a talent behind the camera and I am glad you are taking your talent seriously. The cosmic print is so cute, really fun and esoteric look!

Midwest Muse said...

You look amazing and I love how the skirt looks like it's glowing!

Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

Such a cute skirt
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Toks said...

Cute outfit.
xoxoxo

Elle Sees said...

amazing skirt!!

shamuboo said...

Congratulations on following your heart, always the best choice, especially for someone as tuned into herself as you. That is SO exciting and wonderful news. And I am crazy about galaxy anything and those shorts are no exception. Plus, those beautiful legs featured so well and your tiny, cute timepiece.

Alessandra Mazzini said...

The other day i was looking for trendy teal and couldn't find it anymore! Nice you open another blog ;)

Great hat btw!

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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

I love the galaxy print skirt with the spiked cap. Has a nice little grunge feel to it.

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katie said...

First, congratulations about your choice and for feeling that it is truly what you'd like to do. I remember you talking about this eariler this year and trying to make a choice about what to do. I know it is easier to make a "safe" choice and I'm pretty sure I was of no help about the whole thing but I've seen how much you've progressed with your photography and how much you love it and I'm just so proud of you for being brave enough to go through with going for it! I wish you all of the luck in the world with it!

Second, I've been out of the loop and I tried to click on over to trendyteal and found the blog was removed! Hah, I freaked out a little bit, where had Linda gone? How exciting to see you over at a new one, it's like a blank slate for your fresh start! (and it looks beautiful as well, I like the new name!)

katie said...

First, congratulations about your choice and for feeling that it is truly what you'd like to do. I remember you talking about this eariler this year and trying to make a choice about what to do. I know it is easier to make a "safe" choice and I'm pretty sure I was of no help about the whole thing but I've seen how much you've progressed with your photography and how much you love it and I'm just so proud of you for being brave enough to go through with going for it! I wish you all of the luck in the world with it!

Second, I've been out of the loop and I tried to click on over to trendyteal and found the blog was removed! Hah, I freaked out a little bit, where had Linda gone? How exciting to see you over at a new one, it's like a blank slate for your fresh start! (and it looks beautiful as well, I like the new name!)

Anne said...

Your skirt is fab and good on you for following your dreams! Have a lovely day:)
~Anne

Admirably Pretty said...

Thank you for your kind comment :)

XO Imke

Mica said...

Such a cute mini skirt :) I like the print :)


Good to hear that you're excited about your new major - hope it goes well for you :)


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Ilana Morgan said...

this outfit is perfect! Love the print on the skirt so trendy right now and your necklace <3 it!
Xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Ilana Morgan said...

this outfit is perfect! Love the print on the skirt so trendy right now and your necklace <3 it!
Xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

lorenamarchis said...

nice outfit dear! Kisses

Annie said...

I would say you definitely should pursue what you are passionate about versus what is logical...I did it the opposite way and I really wish I hadn't :) Love the studded cap!

Annie
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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Aw I love your skirt! xx

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ELISA said...

Great galaxy print!
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vintagelillies said...

Love this look, that skirt is so cute! And congrats! Always do what you want and what makes you happy! You don't want to waste your time doing something you don't love! :)

Follow your dreams Linda!

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Lucie Srbová said...

Wow, this is so cool!!! love the galaxy print so much.

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Vicky Perper said...

hey hun
I just found your blog and I totally love it!
it looks really nice and the content is very good!
You can always check my blog and follow if you like it!
xoxo from Greece

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Margarita M. said...

This is a perfect look for you, darling!
I am loving the skirt and the had!
You're adorable!!!

Endymion said...

Hi Linda, love the galaxy pattern of the skirt, amazing outfit and your smile is fantastic!
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Nancy said...

I wouldn't call your decision wishy washy! It's all about discovering yourself and your true passions so good for you! =)
Great galaxy print!
xo,
nancy

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Kamilla K said...

WOw, good luck with your career!! I hope you achieve your dreams :)

Love those shorts, and the hat!

Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin'/Facebook?

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Карина said...

Super!! Amazing look, dear!)
We can follow each other?)
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Sam said...

Hi Linda, thanks for your kind words, i was only just stating the truth about your talents! I appreciate you taking the time to comment! Happy Friday Doll!

JANICE G said...

you really do love galaxy :)

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libys11 said...

galaxy print + studded cap = total coolness! :D

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Katie Aman said...

Yipee! There are so many things you can do with a visual arts major. A lot of my friends in college did artsy things like digital arts and design, etc. It is a great field and so diverse. Glad you are trusting in your passions and I know God will use you in whatever you decide to do-He's cool like that :)

Anita Putri said...

love the galaxy skirt.
wanna do follow or link, just feel free :)

erica marie said...

First of all I have to say I love love love that skirt. Galaxy print is one of my favs. Congrats on going after what you really want Linda!! It's the only way to be happy...if you listen to what you want everything will fall into place.

xo erica

Kati said...

Haha Linda, quark is some kind of neutral, soft dairy product (consistency is similar to cream cheese) that is quite popular in Germany. People would eat it with fruits as a dessert or with chopped fresh herbs and boiled potatoes for an easy lunch!

-Kati

Jessica Mattioli said...

you look so cool!!

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Megan said...

Love the fun print on that skirt!

Bernadeth G. said...

Great post dear! :)

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his_girl_friday said...

Dude, I changed my career when I was 30. Changing your major is no big deal!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

I changed my major like I changed my underwear. Be careful on changing it too much, but change is great if it the way you feel you should be going.

You are a very inspirational person. I think it is because you are so bright and generous. Don't ever underestimate your power of influence for good / virtue. I am please to call you my friend!

♥ Renae

czarianonuevo said...

absolutely LOVE this outfit Linda!!! the galaxy printed skirt is so awesome and intriguing indeed!! i really like how you paired it with black top and accessories!!! very CHIC!!

ps: Congrats on you New Major! I'm so glad you finally followed what your heart really desires!!!


czarina :)

Ayantika said...

That necklace is awesome and that skirt <3
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Joana Teixeira said...

i love the skirt :)

Joana Teixeira said...

i love the skirt :)

Tanya Minxy said...

I love this look! All black with one colorful item, plus I adore galaxy trend. =^.^=
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Danny said...

So cool! the galaxy skirt is so awesome and I totally love your sandals

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

Ahhh i want your skirt so badly! I'm obsessed with galaxy prints right now!!

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Marina H said...

You look amazing and that hat is everything.

<3 Marina
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