How has your life been lately?
I realized that I haven’t posted a fashion article in months! I’ve been busy with editing videos and changing the style of my photos on Instagram that I didn’t shoot enough footage that I could share with you. To be honest, I find it hard to keep up with social media, creating regular blog content, organizing video shootings and editing the videos. Not to mention that I still work 80% and want to spend a quality time with Alex and Chloe-Sofia. I don’t know how other mothers do it. And I still have only one child!
To summarize why my blog posts became so scattered, there are 24 hours in a day and I get about 1 to focus on the blog and videos. It was really hard in summer when we recorded a lot of interviews, went to music festivals and spent more time outside. I felt as if my life was out of my control as I was not able to do as much as I wanted. Until one day, when I decided to let go and surrender. Instead of pushing things where I wanted them to be, I decided to let them take their own course. It’s challenging because I would like to control everything but ultimately, when you look at it from a higher perspective, we have no control over our lives.
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
I got so busy with planning, organizing and stressing about it, that I forgot to enjoy the process. When Alex’s father passed away, I couldn’t stop thinking about life. How short and impermanent it is. And we forget to enjoy every moment. We stress about where we want to be, who we want to become and what we want to have, that life runs through our fingers and when we wake up, it’s late. Life is all about memories. Now, when I start stressing about something, I ask myself: “Am I going to think about it when I am dying?” And 100% of the time the answer is NO! I will not think about work deadlines and power games. In the last seconds, before I die, I will think about my family and the love I felt towards those who matter. SO as much somber as it may seem, it’s an exercise that helps me to keep perspective.
What do you do to keep perspective and stay grounded?