Monday, February 23, 2015

The Road From Here

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I'm not normally one to get too ahead of myself and think too hard on what lies in my future. 5 days from now. 5 months from now. 5 years from now. I'm more of a moment by moment sort of girl. The uncertainty in the future doesn't intimidate me, nor wind me up in ways that leave me feeling out of control. In fact, I find it liberating to know that some things can totally and completely be left up to fate. That I don't have to watch my every step along the way to avoid failure or a path of regret. That how things fall into place, where they fall into place and how long they take to fall into place is just meant to be. It's the ways we interpret and allow ourselves to be positively open hearted to the moments that lead us up to our final destination (or multiple destinations) that really matter. 

Happiness is always key. The pursuit of it correlates almost perfectly with how we factor in the existence of our future into the present-ness of our current lives. What is going to make us happy in the end? What steps do we need to take to get there? I asked these questions to myself all the time. But a lot of the times I found myself feeling less happy when I thought too much this way. I found myself feeling more doubtful. Less carefree. And I have come to realize that making sure our happiness reaches its highest potential in our future is just as important as how happy we are with the little things scattered right in front of us that have no direct correlation with our future. The existence of the right now. And that should be enough to guide us in the direction we were meant to take. 

I found this awesome quote recently posted by one of my favorite digital Instagram babes Charcoal Alley. A quote by one of my favorite worldly men of television:

If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move. 

– Anthony Bourdain

And advocation to move. Exactly where doesn't really make a difference. But how you get there makes all the difference. And that is exactly the point. 

17 comments:

Liz Lauren said...

the back is gorgeous

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Natali said...

I guess I'm on the right path, because I did get off of my couch, am leaving everything behind and moving all the way from Europe to LA with my family and "our life" inside only 4 suitcases.
I want to live life that I love to live and life that inspires me and everybody around me, so hopefully I'll be able to find at least a piece of the puzzle in artistic freedom in LA. :)

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Mindy said...

Such a beautiful post! It really got me thinking about stuff and just life in general. I love it when you write posts like this. I truly enjoy them.
xo,
Mindy | Blonde Nouveau

Marta said...

Beautiful dress! Your photos are amazing!

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Rosie May said...

So inspiring. I know I think too much about the future, I find it hard to live in the now.

Rosie www.rosiemay.co.nz

Monica said...

Gorgeous photos and your lace dress is beautiful!:)

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Ashlee Favro said...

Obsessed with anything open back!

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The Losing Struggle said...

I really love your pictures!
There's a nice light in it

x
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Dora Toubanaki said...

Love the dress! Great accessorizing!

Dora
http://thebangsbang.blogspot.com

Paulina Villalpando said...

Life is about the journey! So its good that you try to take a moment and enjoy every minute. A bit of planning is always good but life is full of surprises anyways... http://www.thepaarblog.com/

THEDASHINGRIDER said...

Wow what a stunning dress!
x Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

Nikki Williams said...

gorgeous photos!

xx nikki
www.dream-in-neon.com

DIANA DYE said...

“Happiness comes to those who are working hard for what they believe” I believe we are the only ones who make oneself happy, and I’m sure you’ve felt the happiness that comes with giving. Hahaha! I just remember a scene from Bridesmaids that always gets to me when Annie and Megan are sitting on the couch and Annie is fighting for the life , it always makes me meditate, I know right quite funny but somehow it helps.
You look beautiful♥

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Mackenzie Mancuso said...

Your jewelry is beautiful

xo Kenzie
Girl From the North Country

Orchid Grey said...

Gorgeous, in every sense of the word <3

STYLE MARMALADE said...

I cannot agree more with what you just said. I think the best we can do is to move, take risks, enjoy th epresent moment and enjoy the little things :)