“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
- Philippians 4:6-7
These are crazy times. We’re facing a pandemic of unparalleled proportions and people everywhere are fearful and anxious. There are so many questions. When will we reach a peak in coronavirus cases? Am I safe? Does someone around me have the virus and not know? How will I pay my bills if I get laid off? On and on the questions continue and if you allow your mind to wander, it will lead you to imagine the worst. The number of cases is on the rise worldwide and that doesn’t help with anxiety. However, in the midst of all this craziness and the spread of a virus with no real cure, God is still sovereign.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
- John 16:33
Is it possible to find peace in this time? Is it possible to find a positive perspective? Can I truly experience peace AND perspective in a pandemic? The answer is, yes, with God.
When this whole coronavirus thing started, I was freaking out. The height of my panic occurred when I went to the grocery store and saw that many items were completely sold out. That’s when it first hit close to home. I was overwhelmed with fear.It wasn’t until later that day that a still small voice, which was God, reminded me “I’m still in control. In all things I’m working. I’m using this whole situation to make you pause and be reminded of some things.”
Here are a few lessons that have been impressed upon my heart over the past few days:
If you’re home quarantining and #socialdistancing, then use this as a time to rest, reflect, renew, and recharge. The beauty of it all is that it is possible to find peace and perspective in the midst of a pandemic. God is able to give us peace that makes no logical sense as he shifts our perspective. Even if it’s for the first time, say a prayer today. His peace alone will get us through this.
A Week of Workwear Fashion
This blog post is all about outfit inspiration for the workplace! As a dentist, I wear scrubs to work 99% of the time. But I recently went to a week long company conference and decided to showcase a few of the outfits I put together that week. I'll go day by day and hopefully you leave with some new ideas and inspiration on workwear fashion. I'll link as many items as I can throughout this post! (many are just similar items)
One thing you'll realize by the time you finish going through this post is that I love all things pink! I'm not sure how my obsession with pink began but I incorporate it into many of my outfits. This outfit was a simple pink button down from Old Navy paired with black pants and a thick sweater from Walmart! The button down shirt brought the whole look together and made it look professional while the pants made it easy to wear.
Tuesday was a pink and nude combo with a pop of black leather. These skinny pants were super comfortable and versatile so I paired them with a pink lacy top, nude flats, and a boxy baby pink bag. And a pink scrunchie too of course!
I felt great in this outfit on Wednesday! Anything look familiar? These are the same pants from Monday except in green, and for just $24 who wouldn't buy two pairs?? Unfortunately the store I bought the pants at doesn't list products online so I won't be able to link them below. The store is called K&G Fashion Superstore and they have some great hidden finds, so check them out!
I wanted to be a little more dressed up on Thursday because we had a dinner that night. This sweater dress from Old Navy did the trick! A sweater dress is a quick way to look put together easy and quick!
It was a pink, casual Friday! On this day, I went sightseeing around Chicago and also flew back home so I wanted to go with some stretchy jeans that I could walk around in and travel in as well. This headband from Francesca's tied the whole look together.
I hope you got a few outfit ideas for work from this blog post! Leave a comment and let me know which outfit you liked the best!
Author - Beryl
Beryl has a passion for writing pieces that uplift, inspire, and encourage you to bloom. She's been blogging since October 2018.