Thursday 23 October 2014

Take A Chance | Quote Wednesday

Photo edited by August Weekend. Original

After chatting with Wild Hearts + Green Tea about the amazing quotes she posted, it inspired me to introduce the first series of my blog: Quote Wednesday. My posting schedule thus far has been Wednesday & Fridays. I like the idea of having Fashion Fridays and then saving Wednesdays for something unrelated to style. So now, sometimes Wednesdays will showcase a favourite quote of mine. I hope that you'll come to look forward to Quote Wednesdays here on August Weekend!

"If you've never been in over your head, how will you know how tall you are?" As soon as I heard someone say this it hit me like a tonne of bricks. It was basically one of those situations where your mind had been filled with so many unanswered questions and all of a sudden there was one group of words just shining a light on all the answers. That seems rather convoluted... what I'm trying to say is that lately as I grow my business and my career I've been trying to figure out what choices to make. After hearing these words I realized that life is so full of fear and risks and wondering if we're ready for certain obstacles — we're so busy worrying about these things that we forget about the fact that we won't know if we can do it until we try.

Not everything will turn out perfectly but I'm a firm believer that every experience, successful or not, is a learning lesson. It's hard for me, so hard, to take that step towards the edge of the unknown but with this quote in my pocket it serves as a reminder that you're in unchartered land - you never know how great you might fair in the wilderness.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week. Share a quote that you're loving at the moment, let's inspire each other.

x Jenn

Ps. Let's ignore the fact that it's Thursday. I'm filming nights at the moment and my schedule is a little mixed up!


  1. So excited you're starting this series! "You're in unchartered land - you never know how great you might fair in the wilderness" - I love this, and agree with what you're saying. Why is it so hard to grasp that taking that chance or risk is far better than not knowing or imagining how things could've been? We can take a lot more than we know, and we sort of owe it to ourselves.

    And thank you for the sweet mention, Jenn! Looking forward to the next quote you share. "Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know" is a quote I've been hung up on lately. (Oh, and I'm currently replaying the Marvin's Room cover you suggested.)

    1. I love that quote and I'm now adding it to my slowly growing list of quotes. Thanks so much for sharing and I'm so glad that you're excited for the series! (The song is so good, right? Gets me right in the heart every time.)

  2. The concept of Quote Wednesday is a fantastic idea, especially as I just can't get enough of inspiring quotations! This one is particularly thought-provoking, thanks very much for sharing it, along with your views/discussion! :)


    1. Thanks so much, Gabrielle! I'm glad that I'm not the only one that loves a good quote or inspirational words.

  3. I love this. I've actually never heard this one before, which is amazing because I'm quote obsessed, so thank you so much for sharing!