Are you a glass half full or glass half empty kind of person? I remember my dad telling me all about this saying when I was in my teenage years and I was going through quite a big setback with the illness that I suffer with. Ever since then I have always looked at my glass half full. I consider myself a very optimistic person and I choose to be that person every single day. It’s not always easy but it’s what feels most natural to me. Of course it’s still important to keep ones feet on the ground and maintain a sense of reality, whatever that is but I like to try visualise the best outcomes in both everyday situations and the testing ones. As someone who has had their fair share of setbacks, I simply couldn’t live my life looking and analysing all the things I haven’t done, seen or got in life, it would take up so much negative energy and I would much rather use that time to focus on what I have achieved, what I have seen and what I have experienced in this life, that is much more up-lifting.
For me it’s about being content with what I have in life, whilst still keeping my dreams and aspirations alive with hope and determination. I can say with almost all certainty that I will continue to wake up each day and be optimistic that my hopes and dreams will happen from the smallest to the biggest. Regardless where my life will actually take me, its essential to me, that I maintain that positive attitude. I know you are probably thinking, won’t that leave me feeling deflated if I don’t eventually get to do the things I always dreamed of doing? And though I can’t say for certain who i’ll be or how I will think in the future, I can say that the person who I am now, how i’ve pretty much always been, I don’t believe I will be deflated because I know and trust that I will be blessed in one way or another, the same way most of us are.
Wherever life takes us we must continue to always look at what we do have, be thankful for it and keep dreaming.
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