Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 Target dress, Style Lately necklace, Thrifted bag and sweater, Kmart sandals

“Those days when you spring out of bed and you just feel happy for no other reason than that’s how you feel.”
— Tom Hiddleston

I saw this quote yesterday and fell in love with it. It's something that has really touched me somewhere I can't explain. I don't usually talk about personal things on Avenue M as much as I probably should, but at the start of the year I was desperately unhappy. I don't know why, but I wasn't satisfied... I just felt negative, but knew how to hide it well. I never had days like the above quote. I always woke up feeling 'meh'. I don't consider it depression, but I know it wasn't normal to be having such spells either. 

I've come a long way I think. I love life. I am excited about my future. I laugh and enjoy myself so much more and it's getting easier and easier to not care what people think. I have days where I don't feel fantastic but my outlook has changed overall... there's always the chance to make a day better. Whenever I start to feel unmotivated or completely hopeless it doesn't drag on... I feel like my eyes have finally opened up to see that there is always a solution. The bigger picture is a beautiful artwork and the present is just a small detail of the huge painting that is my life. 
I was watching Katy the other day, and she mentioned that life is so short. Make the most of it. And this quote from my beautiful friend Hannah's blog is something I love too: 

Fall in love too quickly. Eat the piece of cake. Dance in the rain. 
Wear red lipstick for no reason. Be happy. Watch your favorite movie. 
Send yourself some flowers. Go out in public without makeup. 
Try something new (Middle Eastern food, anyone?). 
Splurge on that handbag you've been eyeing for months. Tell that special someone how you feel. 
Take a chance. Take a risk. 

Speaking of happy, this necklace did just that! It's absolutely beautiful and was a gift from the girls at StyleLately. It's such an awesome site: the postage was prompt, the packaging is so cute and they have a marvellous range of jewellery items. The necklace I'm wearing in this post is available in plenty of different colours to match all your funky outfits. I had better skidaddle, I have lots of English homework to complete and I need to savour some of the limited concentration I have left! Talk soon xo

P.S: For those of you have been curious about how Roaccutane is going; it's ok. I've been on it for about 110 days now and have noticed pretty minor improvements but it's to be expected. Things should start clearing up fully by the start of September. In the meantime, I'll just keep pushing through, it'll be worth it in the end. :)


Mrs. Aa said...

nice look <3

visit mine whenever you had a chance :D

stay fab,
Miss Aa

pigeon said...

thank you for this post! really, it's so positive and heartwarming and things you wrote really made me smile <3
and you look beautiful! this dress and sweater, what a delicate connection!


Xanthe said...

I can totally relate! I guess you could call it 'teenage blues,' you look great here xx

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous Maria!

I really understand how you felt. I think it is really normal for most young adults to go through it...there is just so much happening so fast, a future to worry about etc etc. But like you, I began to develop into a truly happy person. I am now studying what I love, I have so many exciting plans to travel. I have so far exceeded what was expected in terms of my kidney condition and I am just going to keep pushing on with a smile. I am so glad you are now in the same mindset. That in itself makes me so happy!

I am always interested in hearing about your skin treatment. Everything will turn out fabulously

xx Carina

Kayla said...

You are so gorgeous!! I love that sweater and necklace - cute outfit! x

Ruby Sterland said...

You look great, as always! Your necklace is gorgeous, I love the blue colour x

Ruby Sterland said...

You look great, as always! Your necklace is gorgeous, I love the blue colour x

Girl Lilikoi said...

Love the breezy look on you. Beautiful sea foam green and white mix, and beautiful smile!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, you look lovely! That sweater is adorable, especially layered over that dress!

Also, glad to hear that you are having a more positive outlook on life! That is wonderful!


Vicki said...

You look beautiful! I love your outfit--that necklace is the perfect touch!
I love that quote! I know that feeling exactly...just feeling happy because you're happy. It sounds weird, but it's so true.(: I get spells like you mentioned quite a bit, and waking up just feeling happy is one of the best feelings ever.

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Chloë, Wardrobe Quarry said...

You look beautiful! This is one of my fav outfits of yours so far, I love the denim dress and the necklace is too lovely.

Don't worry, we all go through times like that, believe me I've been there. And no it's not good to feel that way, but it is in fact VERY normal. So don't feel like you're on your own.

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