It is a Monday once again, and the working class is back on their toes awaiting piling paperwork and incoming client-related emails. You might think it’s a hard-knock life but credit card bills don’t pay for themselves, you know, so rub the remnants of last Saturday’s Coke-rum off your eyes and be productive! There’s no such thing as mundane Mondays, it’s all in the head.
To start my day right, I wake up extra early to prepare my outfit. I want to look my best on days where I’m tired and sulky, this way, my outside appearance balances out with my inner emotions.
Necklace: H&M | Top: Mango | Floral Printed Skirt: Mango | Gold Bangle: Forever 21 | Bag: Balenciaga | Pink Heels: Multiply Marketplace
So back when I was having this so-called inner turmoil (which, I feel incredibly stupid for, now, by the way), my work performance suffered. I was disoriented, lost sight of my priorities, and ended up mulling over the most trivial of things (but I still dressed right, okay, because sometimes, you just have to dress in a manner you want to feel and if you dress well, you feel well).
So now that I’m back on track and healthy spiritually, I decided to fix the little things that I forgot to pay ample attention to. I re-organized my work structure, became more vigilant, and went out of my way to be a little bit extraordinary, and true enough, minor improvements have been cropping up!
So now, when I receive my salary, I don’t cringe in embarrassment.
But truly, it’s not just overcoming the duties of my day job. It’s basically pushing through with all my commitments and roles as an individual–I’m still, by far, a decent daughter (thank God for that), I am altogether, a great friend (maybe not to you but to those who matter), I’m a stellar girlfriend (or so I’d like to think), I go to the gym now, plus I was able to meet with the owner of the company I consult for to personally thank her for making me a part of their overly talented team (if the CMG shoe campaign serves as an indication), and finally, I’ve been allocating enough time to do my blog (this entry is proof) without compromising content.
So now I’ve flushed all the negative out of my life (yes, it is very possible), it’s time to continue being healthy and happy (it really is a matter of perspective and a personal choice). It’s not to say you’re not allowed to have bad days because you are, just keep it to a minimum. Being sad isn’t fun at all, and I wouldn’t want that for anyone.
I’ve always believed that if you do by what’s right, everything will follow suit. Do your best and do what you want to do so as long as you don’t hinder anyone (intentionally), and all will be well. Good begets good, so always opt to feel good!
When I said last year that my life was taking a positive turn, well, now that I’m in the midst of all these opportunities real-time, I just can’t imagine what I was talking about back then. Now is it, and if there is anything I’ve learned out of all this, it’s never to settle for anything less than you deserve. You might have to wait long (for some) but it’s worth the wait (it really is).
FYI, I am not just referring to the romantic aspects of your lives okay? I mean it holistically!
Know your value and know other people’s value pertaining to you (in a positive manner, let’s not be too self-serving)–don’t ever shortchange yourself or anyone around you.
Live life as you see it and do it extraordinarily well!
I have been using my Chanel lipstick in 32 as of late because it looks more natural on me. It’s especially appropriate for work. Thankfully, given the pinks in my outfit, I was able to bring out my YSL Rouge Volupte 09–it was my favorite lipstick of 2011.
I bought this skirt before it went on sale (so imagine how I felt when I saw it on the sale rack); I’m a big fan of this whole scarf-print bandwagon and I love how it’s not too summery and how it basically looks so classy and sophisticated.
Finally, I got these pair from the Multiply Marketplace. Forgive me, I can’t remember the brand so I would have to do a little research when I get back home and see all my receipts (I haven’t even opened my multiply account for the past 6 or so months, I think).
I love the whole chunky-heel thing going on and I’m a big fan of suede, plus, it’s a Prada cop-off for a fraction of the cost!