Saturday, August 19, 2017

Answers

There are so many questions in life, and frequently in our pursuit of answers to those questions we forget to just live and enjoy the world around us. We will never have a final answer on who we are, because we are constantly changing, evolving, growing; however, there are certain things that stay with us throughout the years.  I am not the same person I used to be 10, 5, 2 years ago, but I still have the same interests I had 10, 5, 2 years ago. Therefore, instead of focusing on putting a definitive label on ourselves, let's focus on expanding our goals, on investing into our interests and on fulfilling our dreams. 








Saturday, June 17, 2017

Outside of My Comfort Zone

Today my parents were coming to New York to enjoy a whole day of fun activities and Father's Day celebrations.

For my outfit, I decided to do something outside of my comfort zone. When I tried on these items, I definitely liked how the outfit looked, but my instant reaction to seeing myself in it was "Gosh, I look like a barbie doll. People definitely won't take me seriously." However, the more I was walking around outside, the more I was realizing that people were actually admiring my choice. 

I have been giving a lot of thought to figuring out what my style is. The more I analyze my style, the more I realize that I have a very eclectic way of dressing. I always go for unique, sometimes "weird" pieces. You may not agree with me though - not because what I am saying is not true, but because you don't see me wearing those pieces. They rarely make it out in public. Even through I gravitate towards those out-of-ordinary items, I usually just bring them home, hang them up in my closet, and go for something more low-key, something "normal". My unique pieces end up staying in my closet for months and sometimes years while I am waiting for the right moment to wear them. The problem is that while I love how those pieces look, I always feel too self-conscious to actually wear them in public. 

I'm realizing now how sad and wrong this is. I live in New York City, the capital of fashion, self-expression and living outside of one's comfort zone, and I feel self-conscious following my internal fashion instincts. This needs to change, and I am definitely working on that. I am now trying to wear those items that have been in my closet for a while. And I am now trying to really embrace those "weird" items. 













Sunday, June 11, 2017

Good Hair Day

This post has some pictures of me the day after my friend's wedding. The only reason for it is that I really liked how my hair looked in these pictures. I am the laziest person when it come to doing my hair, so since I got a chance to get it done professionally, I did not want to miss a chance to capture it on camera. 






Sunday, June 4, 2017

Governors Ball

This year, I decided to finally do the things I have been planning to do for a long time. I always have all these ideas of going places, doing things, attending events which tend to remain just ideas. There have even been a few instances where I purchased tickets but ended up just staying in. Wasteful, I know. This summer, I am trying to change that - I am buying tickets and I am attending the events I buy them for. 

This weekend my friend and I were planning to attend one of New York City's biggest music events - the Governors Ball. Located on Randall's Island, an island in the East River that is situated between Manhattan, The Bronx, and Queens, Governors Ball is a three-day music festival allowing its attendees to see their favorite bands, walk around, meet people, eat, drink and have fun. It is not cheap, but it was supposed to provide our money's worth. 

We had tickets only for one day of the festival, so on Sunday we took the Manhattan ferry and headed over to the event. It was raining pretty much all day, but regardless, the experience was amazing. This was my first big music festival, and I can say that the event is definitely worth the money. The atmosphere of the festival was just so inspiring and motivational. To think that all these musicians are world-known and we get to see them perform right in front of us. They are the people who once had dreams and made it a point to pursue their passion and make it into something big. Great lesson to us all to not give up, to continue working on achieving our goals and dreams, and one day who knows where we will end up... The opportunities are limitless. 






Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend

This year, my Memorial Day Weekend was filled with fun activities. On Saturday and Sunday, we had a Bachelorette party for one of my best friends who is getting married in mid-June. The plan was to do a dinner on Saturday night, followed by 'Painting with a Twist', a boozy painting event in Philadelphia. Sunday morning consisted of brunch and casual hanging out with the girls, followed by meeting up with my parents and spending the rest of the weekend with them. 

We had so much fun just exploring Philadelphia, walking around new areas, trying new restaurants. I am finally starting to see just how beautiful this city is! For the longest time my response to "How did you like Philly when you lived there?" was "I really do not like it there and do not see myself ever going back." Only now I am realizing how incorrect that response was. Philadelphia is a beautiful city with its own character, culture and history. My biggest mistake was not taking advantage of exploring the city when I was getting my Bachelor's degree at Temple University. I definitely missed many opportunities to get more familiar with the city. Now every time I visit Philly, I fall more and more in love with it. Of course, it is not New York. It is not as big, as busy, as dynamic, but it has its own beautiful character which is starting to look more and more appealing to me. I even started thinking about a possibility of moving back here in a couple of year, when I am ready to move out of my presently favorite city.