Today I thought that I would chat about happiness. At this moment if someone were to ask me if there is something I want or need, I would say no. In complete honesty, I am very happy. But as human beings our minds are constantly trying to find problems. And the people around us do it too.
So even though I am very happy in my life, my dearest friends, family and peers have asked me questions similar to these; Have you thought of a career change? How are you still single? Should you move house? Should you be making more money? Should you be doing more? The list goes on…
Everyone is looking for the next step. Everyone has this habit of creating a void when there isn’t one. Everyone needs to STOP. Let’s start being advocates of contentment. Embrace the present and be in the moment. If you are happy, learn to enjoy it. And if you are unhappy, have the courage to change it.
I have never been a country music fan. It just so happens that I spending most of my time listening to pop hits, slow r&b songs and alternative rock, so there has never been an interest for country music- until now. My opinion has been changing, as country music has been changing too.
Country music fans, to me, seem to categorically place the genre into this tiny box. The music is either clearly COUNTRY or because it may have developed more of a pop/rock tone to the song, some fans dismiss it. But now big country music stars are creating a new mould of country music with a modern flare, I have been hooked.
And I have a somewhat the country girl complex. I would say that I am very down-to-earth, I love to be outdoors, and I own 5 pairs of boots. Those are characteristics of a country girl. This event was centred around country music so I took inspiration from what I would define as a classic country girl. You can`t go wrong with a white lace dress! This dress is by BCBG MaxAzria one of my favourite ready to wear designers who unfortunately are calling bankruptcy. But this dress fit the bill for the evening. paired with these platform heels from Winners and a vintage bag taken from my mother`s closet.
When I was younger I had several ideas of what I wanted to become. The ideas started from wanting to become an author, to fashion designer, chef, to entrepreneur. My reality today is that I work as a social media strategist and radio tracker.
I read something the other day that made me think of my childhood aspirations.
“How do you want to be remembered ?”
This is a powerful statement, and I use it to develop strategies in my work as well as my personal life. Defining how you want to be remembered is the first step to moving forward, obtain goals and happiness. It can be applied to many situations; How do you want to be remembered when you die? How do you want your peers to remember you? Your friends? Yourself ?
After some thought I came to this conclusion, I want to be remember for my honesty, my independence, my strength, my work and my loyal relationships with others. Step two would be to reflect on this. For all the things I want to be remembered for, they should reflect what I am currently doing. Are you doing things in your life that reflect how you want to be remembered?
This is definitely a process but reflection helps us get back on track!
Dress (that was too short, so I wore it as a top) from Urban Planet
What a lovely week so far. There is a lot to do in TO! We have the CNE, a annual fair full of great eats and events. Also, there are so many great movies out. This week I have been going through my closet Nd recycling the items in my closet I no longer wear or love as much as I used to. This is the time to do this as fall is slowly approahcing. My outfit is featured on my Instagram (Jmfashionista).
This dress was actually gifted to me from my bestie, and I hadn’t had a place to wear it! I was glad I was able to dress up while on vacation in the Caribbean seas. This is a pretty sexy little black dress that hugs every curve of your body! I love the high neckline of the dress and there is an open back. I still have so many photos from my trip that I am excited to share, so I will be keeping ya’ll posted 🙂
This week was a short one but regardless I am so happy about the weekend! Friday was a girls night in, we decided to watch movies, eat crepes and dress up. All in good fun haha! This is a simple look to wear during the holiday season. Red dress is from Old Navy, Boots are by Clarks shoes. Red lipstick by the maybeline colour riche collection (they are amazing!).