Why Jet Set Heart?

One day I decided to challenge myself to live more of the life I want to live. 

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been one of those people who has known exactly how I’d like to spend my days. No, I didn’t want to be a doctor, lawyer or teacher. All I wanted was to be free to do whatever I decided each day, which would probably look something like - wake up, eat yummy healthy breakfast prepared by private chef, go to gym for pilates/yoga/swimming/tennis or dance, follow up with facial/nail or hair appointment, lunch or dinner with friends or love interest. I’d throw in plenty of travel, events where I get to dress up and indulge my love of fashion and some time to volunteer or fund raise for my favorite charities (which are animal rescues and children’s hospitals). Whenever I'd hear about the “jet set”, I’d think - yes! sounds like my kind of gig. That’s the kind of lifestyle my heart is after. I want every day to be a bit different and to be filled with interesting people and events. I love to travel and do new things. I want to have things to get dressed up for. But for some reason, I fell into quite the opposite routine. I worked a boring job and on a regular basis went out to dinner and a movie at most. This was hardly my dream life. Ok, so given the glaring lack of trust fund (sigh), I have to have a regular full-time job. But I grumbled about hating my job for one reason or another, or being bored with my social life and joke about how much better my life would be…if I won the lottery. If I won the lottery, I’d spend my days eating great healthy food because I wouldn’t have to cook it myself. If I won the lottery, I’d dress fabulously all the time and be perfectly groomed 24/7. If I won the lottery, I’d get to do cool things and meet cool people, blah blah blah.

Not one to like being boxed in, I began to really consider what I was saying. Why wait until I won the lottery to eat better, be more active and make more of an effort socially? Why wait to indulge my love of fashion? Yes, some of those things can get very expensive, but they don't always have to be. Bottom line, while I did not have an unlimited budget (double sigh), I was using that as an excuse to be lazy about living the kind of life I wanted to live. Ok, so I’d have to cook my own food, but so what? I’d have to make a bit of an effort fashion wise to find stuff I loved at a price I could afford, but so what? And I’d have to make decisions between spending money one way or saving up for travel, but you know what? Having that choice in itself is a luxury and I was squandering it. No more. I’ve decided to remove my excuses and do what I can to create the life I want. Who knows? If I can do that, maybe I’ll be less dissatisfied with the necessary evil that is my full time job. Or maybe I’ll even discover other opportunities that would work better for me. It's not that I can't be happy working, but what I've had so far has not been the best fit. So fingers crossed and here’s to aiming for bigger and better. Come with me and let’s get inspired together.

 

About Amanda 

I'm a native New Yorker currently living in the Mile High City and loving it. I'm a huge fan of fashion although my personal style skews more practical than fantastic. Some of my favorite things include everything Chanel, dogs, foreign languages, movies, pudding (yes, pudding) and seeing what happens.