July 23, 2013
Filed Under: Style
I’ve noticed that when I talk about reflecting on life and a desire to improve, sometimes it’s interpreted by my readers as a general unhappiness. I want to clarify that this is not at all the case. In the best and worst of times, I’ve been striving for a deep seated joy of life, not a shallow happiness.
One of my greatest fears is that I’ll become consumed in contentment and settle into life comfortably, forgetting to appreciate what it actually means to live. One of my biggest struggles is to remember to find significance in the mundane, to be aware that there is always something new to be reached, and to accept that there are an infinite amount of lessons to be learned.
I have to remind myself on a daily basis not to become stagnant and unappreciative of my existence. There is always reflection to be had, improvements to be made, and beauty to be discovered. Approaching life with this sense of questioning and wonder has brought me a deep seated joy, no matter the circumstances … and to me, that is more powerful than fleeting moments of happiness.
Curled away from my face with a 1″ curling iron.
Photos by Kai.