November 27, 2012

wearing: H&M men's burgundy elbow-padded sweater, Jason Wu x Target pinwheel dress, Dolce Vita Jamison booties, vintage Coach satchel

"You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind."

Sitting here at 8:30 AM without a single thought to write, I was aimlessly scrolling through Tumblr when I stumbled upon this quote in big bold letters. And it struck a chord.

The closer I get to the finish line (aka graduation) the more I think about life: what it means, what I want from it, what it wants from me. And, to be honest, I'm at a complete loss like many other twenty-somethings. This has been a semester of procrastinations, distractions and avoidance. I have never been so unmotivated, unstable and not dependable. It's hard coming to terms with growing up, figuring out what the hell the rest of your life holds for you, and how to get where you want to be. I was reluctant to believe that I'm at a point where I actually have to care and think for myself.

But here I am. Hey, hi, what's up? I have a feeling that I'm going to be staying here for awhile.

I've been trying to tangle, trap, and saturate inspiration into my daily life. This is probably the most productive and active thing I've done in months. Something so simple and seamlessly easy can change what seems unchangeable- a stubborn mindset. The quote is a reminder to live, to truly live and not to merely exist. The things you choose to do, the people you choose to see, the experiences you gather from all of the above make up who you are. It's a gentle reminder to fill life with light and love, because, how else can you breed a happy soul?


Moda said...

E' molto carino il pull. Kiss

Stefani said...

Love that quote! Your outfit is amazing,cool sweater!

Tori said...

That color is beautiful! :)

Dora said...

That is such a cool sweater :)

Sara said...

You look so effortlessly chic! LOVE how you styled this outfit! it's super cute!


Rhoda Wong said...

love the color of your sweater!


pancakeSTACKER said...

loveeee that quote..in fact, it's one that i just have to steal and save in my quote vault, haha! isn't the men's dept just amazing? i swear they have some comfy and stylish stuff if you just dig!


Bree said...

Like the qoute and it's indeed striking. It's true what you said in your last sentences. It's only easier said than done...


Olivia Noel said...

I love this outfit and your blog! Super cute :)

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I love this. Your choices here are so stylish and refined!!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Arra Abella said...

I know exactly how you feel and I've been or still searching for that purpose that will actually satisfy my thirst for life. I guess, we should just keep on living and be surprised on what will happen in the future!

Love the hair and sweater, by the way!