How are you all doing and how is April treating you so far? Mine has been quite unexpected. I can’t say anything as of now until everything is in place but I’ll let you all know about it soon. However, I feel turning 25 has something to do with this new idea. Maybe it does and maybe not. 🙂
I turned 25 this March 30, 2017. I wasn’t very happy about getting to this number initially. But hey! Age waits for no one. But right after that day was gone, I realized that it’s not that bad after all.
I mean, I am NOW at a phase where I can still choose if I want to be wise and mature or young and reckless.
I can justify buying expensive cosmetics to keep my skin young, you know because duh! Quarter-life crisis. 😀
The best thing? Quarter-life crisis can actually be fun. It forced me to act. ( Act upon what? You’ll know…)
I have realized over time that life doesn’t always head in the direction that you intended it to go. Plans change and all that matters is that you are happy with where you’re headed. 🙂
Anyway, the outfit in the frame here is a recent purchase I made from Marks & Spencer. I LOVE the fit and the color of the dress. The contrast tie-up at the back accentuates the waist. I chose to wear this on my birthday because it defines my sense of style at the moment.
Well, I am all for experimenting but as of now, I am more inclined towards outfits like these. Easy and super comfortable. 🙂 I styled the dress with a pair of nude shoes from New Look and accessorized it with a pearl choker from Forever 21. Also seen here is this bag from David Jones that I carry almost everywhere these days.
Back to this quarter-life crisis now. I wanted to do a major throwback to these 25 years with a few elements in my life that I have loved during each phase. I’m sure you guys already know that I love makeup. But what you don’t know is that there are a few other things that have been such a huge influence in my life or something that I relate to because of a story attached to it. Sharing a few now –
As a child who was 6 years old, I was introduced to a set of 17 books by Time that I must have read at least 8 times once I could start reading and until then, looked at the colorful pictures a zillion times. These books have almost become like a tradition in the house. When my brother was little, he read this too and so will our children as mum states. 😛 Books that help you learn how to count, how to identify colours, human body parts, how to tell time etc. All of this, in a way that is so creative that it would blow your mind. I do see a lot of self learning modules for kids these days but that does not add as much value as what these books had to offer. 🙂
Another phase of my life was all about dance. As a child, I would never say no to dance. In fact, I am one of them who shamelessly dances at her own birthday party standing on top of a table showing off my moves that I learnt watching Madhuri Dixit on TV in the 90s. Here’s a picture from one of my birthday parties. Looking back, I asked my mum if she instructed me to stand on the table and dance. She says I did it voluntarily. LOL.
The next thing that I loved as a teenager was perfumes. This is because it is always associated with the perfumes that Dad got us every time he visited us. He does that even now. Here’s one from Chloe that I currently love.
Then came the phase where I met this boy who called me a PRINCESS. Too cheesy but that was him, back then. 😛 Ferrol Jeromy has been at that phase of my life where I failed to understand what I wanted to actually do. He has helped me find my strengths and build on that. I am ever grateful to him for that.
You all know Ferrol because of our blog for the last two years. However, we met back in 2010. I still remember our first meet. He made me wait. Not a great first impression. 😛 But the fact that he came from 90kms to meet me was enough reason to not be furious about the delay. I thought the waiting would end there. He does it now on purpose even if he is early, only for the fun of it.
We started dating back in 2010 which slowly turned into something that we wanted to treasure for life. It’s 2017 and we are going to be celebrating 7 years of togetherness, this September 7th. 🙂
This man and my parents have helped me shape my life into something I never imagined.
Well, quarter-life crisis isn’t that bad. Right after I turned 25, something unexpected happened. 🙂
All I want to say is… expect the unexpected, take chances. You might take a step back at this point thinking if it is even worth it. It’s totally normal. It’s just the quarter-life thinking for you.
Get that notion out of your head about your quarter-life that you should have it all – a house, steady job and to be married.
For me, things didn’t go as planned but I wouldn’t change a thing. 🙂
It’s perfectly okay and normal to not have your shit together at 25. On that note, cheers! 🙂
Picture Credits – Arjun ShawUntil next time, Ciao. ♥ Stay connected with all our shenanigans. Find us as @thejeromydiaries on Facebook & Instagram!