Roll With It

Mango coat (similar)
Enza Costa top (c/o Shopbop)
Paige jeans (c/o Shopbop)
Sezane heels (similar)
Celine bag
Anine Bing sunglasses
Keltie Leanne Designs ring (c/o)
Madewell ring
Keltie Leanne Designs earrings (c/o)

My last day of work is a week away. Life lately has been flurry of cardboard boxes, paperwork and long distances phone calls, so I should have seen it coming, but somehow it snuck up on me, anyway. Time has a way of seeming to crawl through the work day, only to fly by the instant I step away from my desk. To say that I like to have control over my life is an understatement, but as I mature (which is just my polite way of saying get older), I am trying to wrap my mind around the idea that time will pass and things will happen, regardless of how prepared (or unprepared…!) I am for them. And usually, I am more prepared than I feel like I am – which is not to say that I never forget to pack something important, like my toothbrush, but since I can replace a toothbrush when I get wherever I’m going but can’t replace my favourite dress, those are oversights I can live with. (I obviously have my priorities well in order…!) So here I am, disorganised and slightly stressed but on the cusp of a major life change nonetheless. If nothing else, I know that, barring any major disasters, I know that whatever comes our way in the next few weeks, we can handle – I may not be my calm, collected self while we do it, but no one is perfect. Happy Friday!

Mon dernier jour au boulot aura lieu d’ici une semaine. Ma vie en ce moment ressemble un déluge de cartons, de paperasserie et d’appels téléphoniques interurbains, donc j’aurai dû apercevoir notre départ qui s’approchait, mais il parait que le déluge l’a caché. Peu importe, me voici. Dire que j’aime avoir l’impression d’être maitresse de ma vie est sans doute une minimisation, et cependant, en mûrissant (voilà ma tentative de dire discrètement en vieillissant), je fais de mon mieux d’accepter le fait que le temps va passer et que les évènements vont arriver, que je suis prête ou non. Et la plupart du temps, je suis plus prête que je me sens – ce qui n’est pas à dire que je n’oublie jamais mon brosse à dents chez moi quand je pars en voyage, mais un brosse à dent se remplace assez facilement, tandis que remplacer ma robe préférée, c’est moins évident. (Et ma priorité absolue, c’est mes vêtements, clairement.) Alors, je suis un peu désorganisée, un peu stressée et pourtant, ma vie changera d’ici une semaine néanmoins. Au moins, je sais qu’à priori, peu importe ce qui m’arrive entre aujourd’hui et Paris, je peux m’en occuper. Il se peut que je ne sois pas calme ou sereine pendant que je m’en occupe, mais c’est la vie. Je vous souhaite tous un très bon week-end !

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  1. It’ll all come together (although I am well acquainted with all the stress that goes into occasions like this – I swear, I almost stressed myself to death when I embarked on my first research foray to Washington DC (which basically amounted to moving there for 6 months) and had to get everything sorted). At least you look brilliant not at all stressed out or frazzled.

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  2. You can do it! Great adventures await and sometimes it’s the preparations that can be the hardest because we don’t know what to expect… but once there? You’ll find your way and your groove! Plus I’m so happy we still get one more wine sip and fashion ogling/peruse. Yay, yay! And speaking of ogling? I can never get enough of that beautiful marble wall, or your outfit! That coat is a fabulous piece and I love that you still rock those heels. They’re one of my absolute faves!! xo

  3. Boxes and turmoil and endless checklists, I can see how that might be a bit much to deal with, but with that end goal in sight, or at least the first of a series of end goals, you’ve got a lot of exciting days to look forward too. It is always so sad that days be disproportionately long while you are at your desk and exceedingly short while you are away.
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