Happy new year folks. I’d like to thank you for all your love and support over the years, could never have done it without you. I found this text from Paulo Cohelo, my favorite author that I wanted to share with you. It really resonated with me and I hope it will with you as well. Here it goes:
One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.
You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.
But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.
Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you paralyzed. .
Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away (however painful it may be!).
Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.
Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.
Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.
Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.
Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”
Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – a habit is not a need.
This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.
Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.
Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.
Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.
I’m now back from Mauritius, it was very difficult to leave this magical place, but I managed to shoot some outfits for you with the talented Anne-Lise Ramooloo that I had the chance of meeting via Instragam (isn’t the power of social media amazing?). Starting with this one from Free People that I wore on New Year’s eve with a pair of N21 shoes (limited edition by Level Shoes). In case you missed my post about my favorite picks from Free People, download the app to see my edit or head to my post here.
photos by Anne-Lise Ramooloo