2016 Vibes

Life’s too short to be anything but happy. Right? It’s not possible to experience constant happiness throughout our lives, and though society makes it easy to gain instant gratification, allowing yourself to feel the pain of life’s lessons is a movement towards self growth. The reality of it is, when painful shit happens, only beautiful things come out of it and appreciation is gained. How else do you think Adele comes hard with her tear jerker songs!?! She’s been there, done that, so have we.

What a year 2015 brought me, a lot of ups and downs, heartache and broken promises. It’s difficult not to question the things you don’t understand. Why this? Why that? What if.  You go through your grieving process and go back and forth through the different stages of anger and depression. The days and weeks of thoughts that seem endless, but ultimately, you have to go through to finally reach the stage of acceptance. For those that have gone through some deep, life changing shit, you know where I’m coming from.  And you also know that the sun will shine after the rain! The only thing that’s stopping you from that sunshine is overthinking.  So get out of your head and choose to change your perspective and let go of what was, let go of what you can’t control and accept situations for what they are!

Thank you and goodbye to you, 2015.  I’m choosing me for 2016, and so should you.  The last year was a stepping stone in my journey, but nonetheless,  an amazing year!   If you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.  The reality of it is, falling down is part of life, getting yourself back up and rising from it is living. Your resilience will only make you stronger and wiser. Take your life by its reins because at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is how you feel.  Luckily,  that’s the only thing we have control over. Be selfish. Read more.  Take that trip you’ve always wanted to take.  Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and are drama free.  Be around those that elevate you and make you want more.  Listen to throwback songs that take you back to great, happy moments in your life.  Think and plan out goals you want to achieve and act on them. Give opportunities presented to you a chance.  The point I’m making is that the show must go on no matter what happens along the way. Keep moving forward for yourself, to better yourself because no one else will do it for you.

 The hardest thing to do is to trust the journey when you don’t understand it. I’ve definitely experienced my fair share and I’ve come to a conclusion that coping with mishaps is about creating a balance.  Feel the pain, but don’t get stuck in it. It’s unhealthy to be in constant state of sadness. It’s also unhealthy to suppress the feelings and be in a constant state of euphoria.  Acknowledge your feelings when they come, but be aware of how much time you spend in it. Own up to your mistakes and forgive yourself. Be kind, because when we make mistakes we also learn the lesson and gain so much more. When you take back control of your life and how you feel without the past holding you back, you’ll enjoy the process and enjoy you.  All things will fall into place just like they always have. All your decisions and choices you’ve made has led you to the exact point of where you’re suppose to be, and be thankful because somewhere along the way, something greater will come along.  Better than you ever hoped for.  Salute to 2016 and a happier you!  It’s already looking promising.

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This outfit post features a new style of photography, an expression of a new perspective. Comment below and let me know what you all think!

Dress: Anna Sui. Shoes: Steve Madden. Jewelry: Gorjana & Soo Ihn Kim

Images: Louis Trinh

Styling: Aphril Santa Ana

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