Oh I miss the Californian sun way, way, way too much! It hasn’t been easy lately, making the transition from being a full-time employee to someone working as her own boss. It’s one of the scariest things to do, I now realise, and I now understand why so many people don’t do it even though they wished their life could be different.
But the thing about living the life you’ve always wanted lies in you taking that one step out of your comfort zone, to explore new possibilities, meet new people and see/learn new things. There will be lots of failures, but that’s OK. To be honest, I don’t really like the word “failure” because it brings to mind the image of getting 30 out of 100 marks for an exam or test, when in actuality it can mean so many different things.
Failure can simply mean not getting the outcome you expected. So, for example, if you wanted to head out to get some gelato at the nearby street store on a hot summer’s day (yes, summer again), but you didn’t manage to because the store was closed, that’s a failure. But failure can present itself as an opportunity. So if you had just resigned yourself to fate and returned home without that gelato, that would have ended as a complete failure. But if you had been resolute enough – or just really, really wanted ice cream – you’d have gone to explore other options, find out if there were other stores nearby, and you’d most likely have ended up with some gelato tub delivery. And now you’d know more than just that one gelato store – so that wouldn’t have been a failure after all.
I hope you see where I’m getting at. When you don’t get what you want, just keep finding ways to get there, and ultimately, with the resilience in you, there will be a way. There is always a way.
Anyhow, all this talk about failure brings me back to the staycation I recently had with my dearest Corinne, who has gone through so many failures and passes with me in life, that I simply can’t imagine life today without her. I think, that when you find yourself a friend for whom you decide you could die, you’d be considered very lucky. And how lucky I must be to have a doctor take my outfit shots for the day (outfit details after the photos).
Kaftan: AUDLEY’S AISLE FELICIA KAFTAN
Bag: MICHAEL KORS
Earrings: TROUVÉE.CO TRILOGY CHALCEDONY AND LABRADORITE EARRINGS
Bracelet: TROUVÉE.CO HALSTROM LABRADORITE AND MOONSTONE BRACELET
Rings: TROUVÉE.CO BÊTE LABRADORITE RING and SOHO BLACK ONYX BEZEL RING
Pearl Necklace: TROUVÉE.CO TAHITI PEARL TRILOGY NECKLACE
Charm Necklace: THOMAS SABO LOTUS FLOWER STERLING SILVER AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
Sandals: BAMBOO LANE ANNABEL and BALI WEAVE
Photographer: DR. CORINNE LEE
Digressing from the topic of failures, I’m planning a trip to the coastal front in France this coming June and I can’t be more excited for that. Things I’d love to bring along include:
- a new kaftan
- a gorgeous Panama hat
- a new pair of sandals
- some jewellery to go with my resort wear
- my Tory Burch shades, that are hiding somewhere at home
- MAC’s Russian Red lipstick
I’m guessing that will do for now. Oooh hoo, I can’t wait! Till the next blog entry, my love.