A couple days ago I was frolicking around sunny Southern California in a swimsuit, and now I’m here, just outside of NYC, standing smack dab in the middle of a baby blizzard. Not only has the bizarre climate proven my attempt at packing for this extended trip to be a failed one (yes, I still plan on returning to Paris), but it kind of feels like these drastic fluctuations are somewhat symbolic of life in general at the moment.
I wake up each morning, try and kick things off with a positive thought or two, and then acknowledge the fact that I have absolutely no idea what the day will bring. Sometimes it’s really exciting and other times it’s a major drag. But, c’est la vie…and the world keeps turning.
Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. What matters is putting in the effort to take life one day at a time (easier said than done, but always worth a shot). Make necessary adjustments as you go. If you get cold, throw on some extra layers, or borrow your friends furry coat. If you don’t have a friend who will loan you their extra coat, you probably deserve to be cold, so perhaps work on that. And when “figuring it out” starts feeling like a never-ending road, which I actually think it might be, work on changing your outlook. All we can do is try our hardest, to view life as an adventure, and seek out the silver lining along the way.
I might not know what tomorrow will bring, but I do know that the sun will be shining and it’s going to be warmer than today. I also know that I don’t have to feel homeless for the remainder of this month, which is pretty major. Many thanks to Hotel Indigo for providing me with a wonderful shelter to happily hang my impractical wardrobe, the coziest bed I can pretend to sleep in, a quiet escape from panic-inducing NYFW events, and a wonderful rooftop to climb when I feel like dancing with the snowflakes.
*head to toe: Mejuri Wing Earrings (had to see but check ’em out, they are the cutest), vintage coat borrowed from my dear friend Meg (check out these furry jackets for something similar), Pologeorgis hooded vest (more cozy styles here), black high-waisted jeans by Rag & Bone, Isa Tapia Hardy studded ankle boots
Photos by ABSTRACT