Necklace: Kikay Matters | Cropped Ruffled Top: Miss Selfridge | Skirt: Details | Heels: Zara | Clutch, Ring: Saint Laurent | Bangle: Forever 21 | Watch: Charriol
Here is another late post… 2 months late, to be exact. If you look closely, you’ll notice that my hair is still a deep brunette hue! So I took this photo on the eve of my boyfriend’s birthday last March 14. I just never really found the time to post-process the photos until recently. I had this set taken indoors with a flash mechanism bouncing off the ceiling so I’m not really pleased with how it looks, but I figured the outfit is too nice not to share. I thrive in simplicity and architectural cuts!
That said, excuse my somewhat preoccupied and/or distracted tone, I’m mentally prepping myself for a whole new adventure this June… and by “adventure”, I don’t mean a wild and spontaneous excursion to Venezuela via the Ornico river, I simply mean starting a new chapter in my book of life!
As I mentioned on my previous post, I teeter from feeling excited on some days and from feeling anxious on others. I guess it’s part of being a functioning human person. You know how it is on the first day of school–the prospect of meeting new teachers and friends, the change of environment, first impressions, and the total uncertainty of everything? That’s how it feels…
On good days, I daydream about being able to establish myself in an industry I’ve always dreamt being a part of since my college days; to be known in that particular field as an innovator and as a game-changer. On bad days, I give in to my qualms about leaving my previous job and then thinking, is a pay-cut really worth the gamble for a drastic change of career path?
But on most days, I’m optimistic.
It’s just how I am. I allot myself time to worry but I can’t stay in that perspective forever. It’s dreary. I hate having to deal with things I can’t control, I’m sure everyone does, but given the pattern of life’s progression, it’s pretty obvious that “Life” is something that is beyond everyone’s control. What I do have control over is myself… and when I’m at a mental crossroad where I have to weigh personal disadvantages and advantages of worrying my pretty little head over something undetermined, I try to take the more desirable route… which is basically not to create problems of perturbation for myself.
Because I’m as “cool as a cucumber” when it comes to life-altering decisions and life-related moments, my friends somehow talk to me when they’re experiencing problems. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t ever reveal secrets or because I’m level-headed mostly or maybe I give them a broad perspective on repercussions to actions they want to commit. In the midst of several friends taking part in the break-up season as of late, and friends experiencing family-related problems, and generally whoever that’s experiencing a massive shit-storm in their life, I always somehow inject a well-rehearsed Charles Francis Xavier (aka Professor X) line from the latest XMen movie and tell each and every one of them, “I need for you to hope again.”
Hope is essential to achieving one’s goals and hope is basically the foundation of optimism. It’s a means of survival. So no matter what obstacle you encounter, don’t ever neglect to hope. Even if it’s merely for your sanity.
Anyway, here are some more photos: