Connect The Dots
As the weather is slowly but surely getting warmer, the urge for leaving everything knitted gets higher. Transitional seasons can be fun, yet challenging at times. Fun because it means a new season is around the corner whilst the weather can vary.
For some reason, this sums up my current situation in life. But then one could argue that life is one big transition (okay, I’m not going too philosophical but bare with me for a second). The words ‘transition’ correlated with me because it describes the current status quo from work, to living situation, to private life and so on – but mostly work wise. Steve Jobs opened his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005 by telling three stories, the first one being about connecting the dots. This first story of three exemplifies that life can take its turns and some unwanted turns, yet events that may feel that everything is going south can later on end up being the best thing that could possibly happen.
As a writer and journalist, blogging didn’t come naturally for me. During journalist classes back in US we were thought to write objectively, and here was a space to voice my opinions and thoughts. It felt odd for the longest time, I spoke to several friend who creating a space that evolved around me felt narcissistic, especially when my intresset was fashion – not me. The thought of writing another ”I like this jacket” felt beyond empty, which goes back to my philosophy of ”if you don’t have something to say, don’t say it at all” and maybe a combination of my professors repeating that news should be newsworthy. Another aspect that should be taken under consideration is the fact that I’m not a Millennial, we kids from the 80’s have a different mindset and approach. Although I couldn’t fathom why anyone would want to read my rambles, because I was getting tiered of them – the audience grew and with time I learned a new approach but most importantly to find my own voice.
However, the blog has always been a step one because I have never really seen myself doing this forever – plus the landscape of bloggers are in a transition as well. The way I see it is, you either lead the way of follow. Guess what my plan is, yes exactly…
Next week is a big week for me, Anouk and I have been working on a special project together for a while and will shortly be able to disclose it for you. I’m sure you’re going to see its a natural transition for us whilst I will keep updating this space and keeping the content as current and worthy of your time.
As for the look, since I’m in forever transition with my personal style, pulling older pieces from last fall combined with pre-spring pieces and current seasonal items make me feel I’m a bit over the place (which I am too) but it’s funny how much one mentalt state can be re-experienced by ones choice of clothes, right? It’s all about connecting the dots.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs
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Photo: Tahira Music, edited by me