I LOVE THE CHANGE-DRIVING ENERGY that accumulates as the New Year approaches, but it also tends to dissolve quickly within the first weeks of January. We are onto our fourth Monday of the year, and most of us have seamlessly fallen back into our routines. I already declared in my last post that I was not intending on making big New Year resolutions, and instead I decided to focus on working hard and being happy over the smallest changes and achievements in my life.
For me, 2018 started with an avalanche of changes both on personal and professional level. So for me, 2018 will be a year when I will have to make new routines, but what I really want to do is fall back into good old habits. Like in the past, I want to make time to read a good book, to wake up early and start the day with a drink of hot water and a squeezed lemon, to get back into regular instead of sporadic workouts, and most importantly, to spend more time doing what I love instead of what I think I have to.
As an adult, I came to fear one thing the most and that’s me falling into a comfortable routine that will kill my creativity and that will make me feel afraid to leave my comfort zone. We all build comfort zones and we all find peace in familiarity, but sometimes comfort and peace can lead to bigger emotional turbulences than being thrust into new, unfamiliar settings.
After few years spent “adulting”, the kid in me finally started to rebel and it made me realize that just because we get older, that doesn’t mean that we have to sacrifice what we love doing. Sure, sometimes life forces us to make adjustments, but in the end, life is what you make of it so make sure you get to decide the size of those adjustments.
For those of you following me on Instagram, you know that I spent the better part of the New Year holidays packing and dismantling furniture because I suddenly had to move out from my old apartment. Now that I am mostly settled with internet connection and all, I am ready to get back into regular posting.
My first post from my new place is this London-inspired outfit featuring this favorite red coat I made back when I was first year at University. This is one of my casual outfits that I like wearing over the weekends when meeting friends at local cafes, but it works perfectly or hurried Mondays as well.
Have a nice start to your week, loves, and don't forget to always Aspire Higher! ^^
Coat: by me //
White Shirt: H&M //
Bracelets: Carpisa //
Boots: Pull&Bear //
Black pants: LC Waikiki //
Scarf&Bag: gifts //