Friday, January 29, 2016

Purpose 101

Many times, we only start something first by finding the reasons to do so. Going to the gym because we want to be "more fit." Studying more because we want to be "smarter." Be more kind because we want to be perceived as a "good person.”

But not everything requires a reason. We should just do, and along the way, we'll find an answer that just makes everything add up. The purpose of something we accomplished might sometimes not be something we seek for, but that's ok.

As someone who firmly believes in "everything happens for a reason,” I’ve accepted that I may never find out the reasons to certain things, but that’s ok too.

What’s the point of flowers only when it’s a special occasion. Exchanges of “I love you’s” only when you’re happy. It’s always nice to be swept off your feet, but that’s the difference between romantic and thoughtful. I rather have the late-night-sleep-sacrificed pillow talks on the phone, and early morning wake up calls - just because sharing a cup of coffee with me before work makes his day.

Purposely, if we begin everything we do with a set purpose, we lose the core value of pursuing it. It's good to know what you want, but what you really want is never what you think you want. It's kind of like saying I wish I knew ahead of time what every day was like so that I can skip the bad ones -- but the best days of our lives wouldn't be so great if we already knew it was coming, right?

That's kind of how I feel about Valentine's Day. Flowers are nice, but not when they’re given out of obligation. There are 364 other days in a year to do something else for me to show your appreciation too. Valentine’s day should be like extra whip cream on my cheesecake, not the dessert itself.

Coat: Zara (similar here)
Top: H&M (similar here)
Pants: A Gold E Jeans
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11
Accessories: Equiptment Scarf

Photos by Shun S.

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