For me weekends are all about finding a space and time to regroup, to sit down and collect my thoughts and assess the week gone by. I languish in stolen moments, the pure simplicity of waking up more refreshed and allowing the day to come to me—as opposed to rushing headlong into it.
I’ve always been in a rush, looking towards the future and questioning what it might hold: confronted with my own terrifying 5-10 year plan, will I ever make it? The all-encompassing question at the forefront of my mind. And what I mean by that is, will I ever cross anything off my list of things to do, people to meet, objectives to achieve and changes that I know I need to make?
I think I’ve achieved more than I could have imagined, because as soon as you let go of the things that aren’t working, you no longer need to push; opportunities come and you begin to flourish in ways that you always knew were possible…but you still have to pinch yourself that they are happening, for real. You see, we set out with plans of what we want to achieve, but life and the path before us evolves as we take each step forward, without looking back.
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These days I have learnt that it’s important to acknowledge the past without becoming entangled in its grip, and I would rather explore the why and how of today, without trying to hold on to those ‘yesterdays’ that have since slipped away.
“Don’t be afraid,” I tell myself. The future awaits, but we are better off living in today.
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Style File: A few of my favourite things (main picture): My new Senso Paloma IV boots in pony hair which make me excited about the fact that it’s still winter (and pointy toe shoes make a small girl look a tad taller), my trusty Stila ‘Eyes are the Window’ palette in Soul (my favourite colours are Thought and Affection), M.A.C ‘Centre of Attention’ Mineralize skin Finish (a limited edition highlighter that I bought at the end of last year and use everyday), and pages from the August edition of British Vogue—the ultimate weekend treat!