January is coming to an end and two-thirds of summer is over. Almost gone are the festivals, seasonal friends and after-work beach runs that stretch long into the evening. The undue stress of what will be of the year ahead is seeping into the slow moments of my day. I already have separation anxiety (a side effect from my friends having more exciting lives based overseas) and the unsettled part of my brain makes me want to look up and book the first flight out of here. I guess some things never change.
Stolen Stores CHACHA Maxi Dress
Mi Piaci Heels (Similar Here)
I’ve tried to come up with a plan of attack for 2020 several times now but I keep drawing a blank. Half me wants to try to enjoy New Zealand adventures as much as possible by going away for the weekends and hitting up all concerts possible. The other half wants to book another couple of months travelling overseas. Then somewhere in the background, the late twenty-year-old is telling me to save for a house while I have no responsibilities.
Who knows what will win? What I do know is I want as much adventure as possible. By adventure, I mean pushing myself to try all the things I’ve always intended to – from learning an instrument to (FINALLY) signing up for a gym and a half marathon. Also buying the car that I meant to buy over a year ago. I’m going to continue saying yes to all the things that push me outside of my comfort zone no matter how much I cringe doing so. Even if that means I’m stuck on the worst date of my life, staring down the neck of a bottle of wine.
These photos are from last year when Soph and I were shooting at Designer Wardrobe. The Cha-Cha Maxi Dress from Stolen Stores would be something I would wear to my school ball if I had the chance to re-do it in 2020. It’s funny how you look back at moments in your life and wonder what you were thinking. Back then I was insecure and wanted to blend in. Now, I couldn’t care less and would have jumped at the chance to wear something so extra. It reminds me of a pink wedding cake with lots of tiers in the best possible way. Very Clueless circa 1995. Yum!
Shot by Sophie & Edited by Me