I've been thinking a lot lately about comparisons. I genuinely believe that comparing yourself to another person - in any way, is the key to unhappiness. Every time you compare yourself to another person because you think they are better looking, or have more success, or have more happiness, you're comparing your apples to their oranges...or red peppers...or odd root plant that I don't know the name of. It doesn't make sense.
H&M Top was a gift from Umbreen || Tristan & America Pants || Urban Outfitter Shoes || Forever 21 Necklace || Earrings from Blanco in Lisbon
So, back to our apples and oranges discussion. I live in a permanent state of frustration because I believe I haven't done enough, or I'm not doing enough. Personally and professionally I should be achieving so much more. And that may or may not be true, but I'll measure it based on my own standards, not compared to what others have. It's not easy, but this is something we should all really try to do. Keep in mind that other people's joys, their successes, their achievements, their happiness, their strengths - it's all good and positive - even if it's not "yours", and if anything, use it as motivation.
On most blog posts I try to stick to just one setting or location, but after we went to Chinatown, we went to the beach, and Chris took pictures that I just had to share.
Have a wonderful weekend guys! Thanks for visiting me this week!
~ Photos by the incomparable Chris ~