Hello everyone 🙂
I found it very difficult lately to pursue the, let’s say, superficial part of my interests. I love looking at clothes and jewellery, I love to go out with my sister to take these photos you see on the blog and I even enjoy watching videos where somebody shows the world what they recently bought – even if all these things are far from being essential in life. I also found it difficult to just enjoy things in general lately. Going out for diner, to a concert, having a good time, you name it..Because when, like it has been the case the last few months, there are so many horrible things happening in the world, when there are people suffering, when there are hard things happening to people that are close to me, I sometimes don’t dare to even think about these “superficial” things I normally like to do. I don’t dare to enjoy a happy night out with my friends or to laugh so hard until I have to cry. I feel guilty when doing these things because people I love, as well as people I don’t know at all aren’t happy in that very moment.
The whole point of this post is to tell you (in case anyone feels the same sometimes) what I’ve realized recently and what I’m trying to implement as much as possible: I’ve realized that I’m most capable of doing something positive, of being there for people that may need me, when I’m looking after myself. Because only then I’m capable of „giving“, as cheesy as this may sound. If I restrained myself from doing the things that make me happy, if I didn’t allow myself to dance around in the bar after work or to laugh about nonsense, if I didn’t allow myself to follow my interests, as superficial as some of them might be, I couldn’t be positive for the people around me. And so, even if I just saw something horrible on TV, I’ll share the pictures below. Because I like the clothes I’m wearing in them (jacket from Zara, shirt and earrings from ASOS, shoes by Jeffrey Campbell and bag by Blackbeard Bags) and it was fun going through my jewellery and picking out the necklace I’m wearing (Zara).
I hope you have a nice day and enjoy the fact that we are able to have some guilty pleasures. Because this means that we are in a very happy place :).
Photos by: Patricia Neuhaus
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (similar)
Bag: Blackbeard Bags