Wherever You Go, There You Are


Photo by SanyaZ photography, location: Room & Board Furniture- see full post and outfit details here.

I’ve been thinking, how is it that some people are able do so many amazing things in life, and for others it seems impossible to do the simplest of tasks regularly, like keeping their house tidy? I studied my friends and family and within this group I found a common thread amongst those whom I would consider successful. By the way, I consider someone successful if they are happy with their current situation in life, or if they are working towards goals they are passionate about. Those who were successful had a positive attitude in general, though they were critical of themselves, and they would do more than they would talk about doing.

Quite some time ago, Isaac Newton said that every action causes an equal and opposite reaction. The opposite is true too, i.e. if you don’t create an action, there won’t be any reaction. I recalled this fact when I was thinking about how to actually make a dent in my ever-growing to-do list. I found myself at a loss of where to begin, and though I felt I was very busy – in reality I wasn’t accomplishing anything I wanted to that day. When I just stopped analyzing my list, and just started doing things – I was amazed at how much I got done. Also, once I put some effort in to something, I always notice that the universe tends to give me something in return. Opportunities fall into my lap, people offer to help me out, that kind of thing.

When it comes to getting what you want out of life, every tiny bit of effort you make results in that much more progress being made towards your goals. If you don’t ever start something, you can’t possibly finish it now can you?

Things that are important to remember: The best way to learn something is to do it. The best time to start anything is now. Hoarders are usually perfectionists. Nothing is perfect. Wherever you go, there you are.

All of this isn’t breaking news, but I think we can all use a reminder every now and again.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!