Monday, December 12, 2016

Pinecones & Calling Birds

Hey Guys & Dolls,
Welcome to the third instalment of my final series, ‘This Christmas’. This is a look that I styled for the easy going, laid back girl who always looks great without making a ton of effort.
And though I really love this look, especially the bomber that I bought to replace the one I lost in New York (as seen here), I wanted to talk to y’all about something else.
Around this time of the year, many of us start planning what we are going to buy/receive for the holidays along with what we are going to wear to all those crazy holiday parties. However, there are the few, myself included, who plan for the next year or at least the next quarter.
Planning for the future, which in many case, is often followed by success can sometimes be crippling especially if you don’t know what you’re planning for. I have a mind that resembles ‘safari’ with 25 million tabs open mainly because I hate the uncertainty of what may or may not come next or dare I say it, failure. My plan A has always had a plan B and that plan B has always had a plan A and what 2016 has taught me going into next year by God’s grace is to simplify my plans to avoid disappointment and exhaustion.
For example, when I was 3, I told my Ma I wanted to be a Doctor and that plan was on track up until I turned 18 with the plan B being I can always go into Medical research if that doesn’t work out. Everything I did as a child, a teen and a young adult worked towards making Plan A/B a reality until my plan didn’t go according to plan and for a couple years after that, I was angry and hurt because I was exhausted, I was without a new plan and I was lost. Life basically passed me by.
So what was my next course of action? I wrote down all the things I was great at in order to decide what field I was going to try my luck in next and here I am. I am a Medical Scientist graduate with excellent mathematical prowess hoping to take on the fashion industry next.
I wrote this in hope that it might relate to someone out there whom is feeling lost and ‘left behind’. You are not alone. Yes some people have it figured out and whilst we are so happy for those people, life is about figuring it out for you. It is not a race. If you are in a similar position to where I was, maybe try what I did. Write down all your great strengths; you never know what you might come up with or where you might end up.

Bomber Jacket: Marks & Spencer
Dress Pants: MANGO
Minaudiere: ZARA
Shoes: Office

What do you think of my second look from the series? Leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from all of you.

I am Destini Monet and you have been reading ‘The Black Mannequin’.

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