A New Chapter: Hindsight is 20/20

A New Chapter: Hindsight is 20/20

Happy New Year, my lovelies.

Personally, I don’t feel any different but I guess that’s to be expected with what’s happened in the past year. Such unpredictability makes it tough to know how to feel about the upcoming future.

2020 was a yin-yang year for so many of us: so many ups and downs, conflicting emotions, sadness and worry about the pandemic, and yet at the same time, gratitude for what we’re already so blessed with. It still confuses me even now.

Earrings – justpeachy
Hairband – SheIn
Dress – H&M
Rollneck Jumper – Local Shop
StockingsOld
Shoes – Get Glamr

When we first ushered in 2020, the phrase that had come to my mind back then was the one that says “Hindsight is 20/20.” It’s a phrase that means that it is much easier to understand situations you’ve experienced in the past when they’re analyzed later on; and I think that 2020 – and its following period – will serve as a perfect example of that phrase.

The future provides a different perspective to things when you’ve had enough time in between then and now. There are lessons that came with last year that we’ve already begun to understand, but I have a feeling that there’s still a lot more to appreciate and realize.

Figuratively speaking, I fell to my knees, downtrodden, many times in 2020. I’m still trying to figure many things out, trying to find my feet again. My one wish for myself and for every one of you is that we will remain strong, bull-headed and stubborn enough to hold on to our dreams and our visions for life no matter what comes our way.

I hope you and I find what we’re looking for in 2021. Here’s to a new chapter.

Turning 29 During a Lockdown

Come back! There goes a part of my youth.

What is going on? How did this happen? When did I go from a young ‘un in college to standing at the edge of becoming thirty?

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Jewellery – Old
Bag – A gift
Shoes – Old

Okay, first of all: I posted a video on my YouTube channel of how I styled this lilac shirt with three different colour-ways so that’s where these looks came from. I can’t go out but I can still pretend, no?

Second of all: I know I don’t look my age. I never have. I still had a sweet lady ask me which class I was in a few weeks ago and all my weary ass could say was, “I already have two Masters degrees, Aunty.” So, yeah. I got my mom’s good genes on this one, I guess.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Necklace – Forever New
Trousers – NEXT
Shoes – Old

With everything that’s going on, I’ve been really stressed out – as I’m sure so many of us are. In the beginning, with people expressing dread at having to be isolated and forced to face their inner demons, I was like, “PFFT…I have to face mine every day so this won’t be anything new.” Boy, was I dead wrong.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Earrings – SHEIN
Skirt – KOOVS
Shoes – Old

I think that other people with an anxiety or a panic disorder will agree that, sometimes – okay, most times, you can’t even explain what’s causing it at all. You just get this feeling that there’s something wrong and that you have to be on alert without being able to say exactly why. Over the past few weeks, I feel like all my mental health progress has regressed and it sucks ass.

I consider this moment my pre-birthday gift. Muffin is so cute.
Shirt – HERE&NOW
Necklace – Claire’s
Trousers – Dorothy Perkins
Shoes – Old

Coupled with other stuff that’s happening, all I can say is that I actually look forward to having a quiet birthday at home with my siblings. We all miss our friends, partners and loved ones – I know I do. My mom is away on duty throughout this whole time and I miss her the most. She’s being strong so I’m trying to be, too.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Earrings – SHEIN
Skirt – Forever 21
Shoes – Truffle Collection

I’m getting to that point in my life where I forget how old I actually am sometimes and so birthdays aren’t a huge deal for me. So this time around, while we’re stuck in a lockdown (that rhymed), some quality family time, good food and a movie and I’m all set for another year.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Necklace – Old
Skirt – Forever 21
Shoes – Truffle Collection