Sometimes doors close. Sometimes we have to let go. Sometimes we need to let things come to an end. These words of wisdom may sound completely cheesy, and easier said than done, but they’re very important to remember.
It’s simple really. Just cry your heart out, cut yourself some slack, embrace the next morning, and then lean back, take a breather and collect your thoughts. Sometimes it takes a day of despair to accept a situation and see things much more clearly, more realistically. Things change, time passes, people come and go – we’ve all been there. Sooner or later there comes a point in our lives where we fall – personally, professionally, emotionally. But what defines us is how well we rise after falling (If you ever wondered where the inspiration for my blog name came from, here it is).
Nobody wants to hit rock bottom, but if it happens, use the situation as an opportunity to pick up the courage to take a risk and change the direction of your life….things can’t get that much worse anyway, can they? It’s important that we learn from mistakes and cherish all experiences we make. Life goes on, and there’s no point in wallowing in self-pity when we hit a bump in the road, hoping the problem will just go away if we cry hard enough.
I genuinely believe in the saying that when a door closes, a window opens. The trick is to see that window opening, use it to start a new chapter, and thoroughly enjoy it. The bad days are part of life. And I’m not just saying that, I really know what I’m talking about. Every time I went through a rough patch (there were about 2.5 of those in the past 20 odd years) I used it to turn my life around completely. If things hadn’t gone down south from time to time, who knows whether I’d ever taken any risks and be where I am now.
In retrospect, I can honestly say that I’m glad things didn’t always work out for me. It’s the rough patches that are the hardest – for obvious reasons – but they make life interesting and challenging. And who doesn’t love a good challenge?
Flanell – Uniqlo (similar here)
Trousers – Zara (similar here)
Boots – River Island (similar here)
Duster – Zara (similar here)
Scarf – VYVYN Hill
Sunglasses – Ray-Ban
(Pictures by Marlene