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Country Chick

January 17, 2010
 Quote of the day: 

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. 

Calvin Coolidge 

As much as I believe this quote to be true, I also think that determination and persistence are only fruitful if we allow ourselves a break, slow down, put our goals on hold, and enjoy the moment. If we don’t make sure we switch off, our goals can easily become obsessions or burdens, leaving us burnt out and bitter. 

So whenever you feel like you are losing control, things become too much to handle, or you just need to clear you head and perhaps reassess your priorities, just forget everything and do nothing. I am talking from experience, believe me. Last year I set so many targets that while struggling to cope with them I began to wonder if I am missing the most important things in my life… 

So what if I am behind the deadline in fashion school, still haven’t finished that hat I would like to wear next week, the house is in shambles ( a clean house is a sign of wasted life, by the way), and there is this new book on photography I wanted to start on?…It doesn’t matter! It is a beautiful Sunday, the snow is gone, the sun is shining and all this can wait! 

I am off on a country trip with my boyfriend, a long drive enjoying the beautiful scenery, a delicious lunch in small pub (lamb roast with veggies and mashed potatoes), followed by a pint of my favourite beer, looking at old cottages with my boyfriend and imagining our future house…A perfect day! 

 I am not sure what got into me that made me look like I am bored out of my head but I am wearing: Jumper (Lotus)- thrifted, Shorts (Karen Millen) - Thrifted, Boots - Dunnes, Necklace - gift

That is me determined and persistent and I am wearing: Jumper (Lotus)- thrifted, Shorts (Karen Millen) - Thrifted, Boots - Dunnes, Necklace - gift

This jumper is the most comfortable thing ever - it is soft, warm and orange!

This jumper is the most comfortable thing ever - it is soft, warm and orange!

I love the slightly slouchy feel these trousers have on me - they are not too big, it is just the way they are

I love the slightly slouchy feel these trousers have on me - they are not too big, it is just the way they are

The well deserved Sunday pint

The well deserved Sunday pint

I love the tacky window displays you come across sometimes in small towns - this one is in Kilkullen

I love the tacky window displays you come across sometimes in small towns - this one is in Kilkullen

Nature Photography

South Kildare

Nature Photography

West Wicklow

Nature Photography

Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains

Weekend Over

Weekend Over

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2010 1:21 pm

    What a fantastic way to spend a lovely Sunday. I absolutely agree that it’s so important not to forget to actually live your life and do something fun once in a while!

    Also, this “a clean house is a sign of wasted life, by the way” is virtually my mantra!

  2. Dorota permalink
    January 18, 2010 1:55 pm

    Great article and wise qoutes! I don’t want to feel guilty anymore whenever I take it easy… You are right – it is crucial.

  3. January 19, 2010 1:17 am

    this is really great, the color of that sweater suits you and looks so cozy.

  4. White Rabbit permalink*
    January 19, 2010 10:12 am

    Thank you for your lovely comments girls!

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