I Am The American Dream tee (c/o Marshalls) | CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley White Jeans (c/o Belk) | Guess Sandals (c/o Marshalls)
Anne Klein Handbag (c/o Marshalls) | Earrings (Tiffany & Co.)
Happy Birthday, America! *throws the confetti* There's nothing like the 4th of July, the World Cup, and events like that to bring out our patriotism. We really are blessed to live in this great country. *cues "Proud To Be An American"*
I found this great tee at Marshalls last summer and I think it's the perfect shirt to wear on Independence Day. I mean, what exactly is "the American Dream?" Most people think of it as being married, having 2.5 kids, owning a home with a white picket fence, having a dog named Scruffy, driving a sedan, with a good job and money in the bank, taking family vacations once a year during the summer…you get the picture. Well, that's not me. And who knows if it ever will be me? I mean, a house with a white picket fence is nice, but my dream home would be a penthouse in New York in a building with a doorman. Am I supposed to believe that because I haven't achieved the above picture painted by other people that I am not the American Dream? I have not one degree, but two, one of which is a doctorate. I have a job that pays the bills, even if it's not my dream job. I get to live my passion as a blogger. I get to hop on a plane a few times a year to travel. I can pack up and move to a new city when I want. I've had some pretty awesome once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I have a great family and friends who are like family.
The way I see it is that not everyone has the same dream. Don't define your life by anyone else's standards. Have your own dreams and then chase those dreams. Redefine "The American Dream."
Location: South End/Charlotte
Photos: Lindsay Wynne Photography