Something Ray and I have been talking about a lot lately is honesty, more specifically being honest about your capacity. Being honest with yourself and those around you is actually kinda hard to do. If you're anything like me you say 'yes' to most things as you don't like to let people down but changing that mindset has been really quite challenging. I got really tired of saying 'yes I'll move my plans just because it fits in better with yours' or 'no worries I'll take care of it all' even when I'm busy to my eyeballs and just adding more stress to my day. The real beauty isn't that I'm learning to say 'no' it's that when I say 'yes' I really mean it. I'm thinking more and more about my priorities and really appreciating the new found freedom I've got. It doesn't mean I don't want to help, work hard, spend time or invest in the people around me, it just means that when I do I am present 100% instead of looking at my phone as I can't be late to the next meeting/function/appointment. So in short, when I'm there I'm bloody there because I want to be - mind, body and soul. 'No' was my first word and I wonder why, at nearly 30, I needed to learn how to say it again.
Jacket - Witchery (old), Top - (thrifted), Jeans - Levi's, Heels - Christian Louboutin