Into The Woods

Happy Monday, loves! Taking the day and enjoying a bit of time to myself now that I'm officially back in my hometown. It's been a more mild winter than last year and I am taking full advantage of it! It's nice to go for a little walk in the afternoon, to be alone with nothing but your thoughts and the crisp leaves from autumns past under your feet. Living in the city these past three years, I've gotten quite used to the hustle and bustle and overall noises of the city environment. You never seem to have the luxury of quite having your thoughts all to yourself, so I welcome the change of pace as a gateway to learning more about myself.

We get so caught up in our goals, our "next steps" that sometimes we just forget to breath. It's daunting trying to figure out the path in front of us, and it sometimes seems like we're being pulled in a million different directions. I've always found that spending time by myself helps me recollect my thoughts and cut through the frivolities of the usual daily grind to really focus on the big picture. 

I've always found it really interesting whenever people approach me and say that I'm really outgoing and easy to get to know. What I find really intriguing is when they continue and say that it seems to be very natural, almost second nature for me. Truth is? I'm one of the shyest people out there. I'm an introvert at heart and social situations are very draining for me. It's not that I don't enjoy getting to know new people--it's that I've always had a bit of anxiety when it comes to those first introductions. Over the years, I've forced myself to step out of my comfort zone when it came to social situations and am so glad that I did because I wouldn't have met some of my closest friends today if I hadn't just taken the chance and said a simple "hello." 

In the end, I find a simple peace in solitude. To be alone with your thoughts is a beautiful thing. In the day of modern technology and oversharing on social media, it can sometimes seem like we're never truly by ourselves. It's refreshing to take twenty, or even just ten minutes every day, to disconnect from the constant buzz surrounding our lives and take a moment for ourselves. 

Just one quiet moment all to ourselves. That is what I seek when I head "into the woods."

With Much Love,

{Turtleneck Sweater: Aritzia; Similar here}
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{Clutch: Forever 21; Similar here}




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