Hello, my fellow readers!
Today, I’m not going to talk about how wonderful New York City is, and how in love I am with every single corner in NYC. Yet, I’m using a bit different approach. I’m going to talk about self-issues, how to keep up with time and life, and how to give yourself hope whenever you are in need.
If you have been following me for a while now, you probably know that I’m sixteen years old, and that I am currently a high school junior, or so to speak, an eleventh grader. Accordingly, eleventh grade in the United States is a period of compulsion, sleepless nights, a huge amount of extracurricular activities, and of course, exams. SATs (Scholastic Aptitude Test, also known as standardized college entrance examinations), Advanced Placement exams (only if you are taking advanced placement classes), Regents exams (a test specifically created and taken by New York State and in New York State), and finally, just regular school exams all pile up in one big hole of obstacles and nerves. I understand that every adult went through similar problems while at school, yet, it was not the same because the amount of things adolescents are carrying on their backs lately is insane. However, I’m not complaining. I despise whining and complaining because we choose our own paths, and everything happens for a reason. I’m actually very pleased with the fact that I will be busy the whole entire year: school, blog, home, etc. I believe that being busy is what’s keeping me alive; it keeps me on the move toward something better for me. So, I’m very content with my current life situation.
As a consequence of all of my works in progress, I’m not posting as often, as you might have noticed, so now, I have built a schedule for my posts. I will post every Sunday and sometimes, depending on the quality of content, Wednesday. I’m trying my best in order to work out my passion for fashion and writing with my school and social circles. Speaking of which, this Sunday I went to visit a long lost friend of mine, the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty, a French give to America, is what gave me hope for future weeks (I know that sounded like a cheesy move line, but I’m getting to a better part). These past few weeks for me were actually fun, but time managing is a key to everything. I do not know how I would have survived without time managing skills, which were, by the way, developed in me since I was a child. When I was about 7 to 10, I had to manage school work, home work, and ballet classes all at the same time. Time managing is actually a big deal. But in addition to time managing, you also have to have some hope. Hope was exactly what the Statue of Liberty sent out to me. If I wouldn’t believe in myself, I doubt the fact that I would’ve gotten certain things done, yet, I managed. So even if you don’t have the Statue of Liberty in your town, trust me, hope can be found anywhere in the world. You just have to look for it.
As for the pictures, I’m going to include the Statue of Liberty, Downtown Manhattan, and of course, my outfit. Besides visiting the Statue of Liberty this Sunday, we also experienced 9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial, and walked around Central Park. Central Park is always a great idea, yet, it is not going to be featured in this post. My day was such an impressive juxtaposition of events and places, but I enjoyed it and seized the moment as much as I could.
In conclusion, everything is possible. Just like Audrey Hepburn once stated: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.” If you find inner strength and hope in yourself, you will be able to do so many grand things. The consequences will be astonishing. The world may never know how powerful and wonderful you are if you will never show it or expose it. Time management is a skill that everyone should learn and have because it will be useful at 15 and at 95. As for hope, just leave the walls you are sitting in, and try to change your surrounding. You don’t have to move or redecorate, unless it is actually what your soul desires, but you can just simply take a walk around one of the neighborhoods you haven’t explored just yet. Your mind powers your body, so get up and do what you have to do in order to become the better you.
Outfit Details: Peplum Top-H&M, Black skinny jeans-Armani Exchange, Ballet flats-rag & bone, Handbag-H&M, Sunglasses-Kenneth Cole, Necklace-Roberto Coin, Bracelet-Tiffany & Co, Earrings-Forever 21.
Thank You for reading, and have a wonderful week ahead of you!
xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.