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Optimism in lavender

I would call myself a relatively happy and optimistic person. The secret? I don't worry about the things I can't change. I work around them instead of cracking my head open trying to get through. I know in my bones that there are other (maybe even) better things to want, to conquer. There's always something else for me, I just need to keep an eye out for it. And so do you!

Dress, heels, belt from Forever 21 / Pinkbox bangles, ring and ribbon

Makeup: Models Own Hyper-Brite Lipstick in Annalise's Pink, Revlon ColorStay nail polish in Wild Strawberry, Stila In The Garden Palette (eyeshadows), Fairydrops Volume Burst Mascara

Not that I'm particularly sad or disappointed about anything right now ha! I just want to share how I manage not to be bitter and negative, two things that can ruin lives. :) They may sound inconsequential compared to the direct challenges we face everyday, but it's the aftermath - the way we choose to remember them - that can reduce us to a miserable version of ourselves. 

Oh but here I am rambling again. I just woke up super early today and that always gets me in a mood. :P So how about you, how do you deal with disappointment? Do you wallow? Or do you pick your ass up from the floor ASAP?

Photo credit: Nicey Arafiles / Marge Manabat for this last photo. Thanks guys for the great job!

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