How To Be Granola
Life has gotten a bit overwhelming as of late.
The grind of reality has both the man and I ready for big (overdue) changes. It’s time to pull back, reassess and restart.
So many of us forget about the possibility life holds. That you can create and live your own reality. That a nine to five job and mortgage isn’t the only way to go. That kids don’t necessarily have to come after marriage, that you can function in small spaces, and that traveling the world doesn’t have to be a mere occasional “treat” or vacation. There is beauty in simplicity and living more free, even if it realistically comes with strategy and perceived sacrifice.
Who says you can’t handle responsibility in alternate ways? Take more of an international approach to your own life? People around the world do it every day. Make and create, educate, live minimally, and be happy with less. In short, live granola.
Liquidating and following notes of adventure is no longer what’s craved, it’s whats needed. Stability is such an illusion. Self control and truly understanding your passions are the only thing keeping you from living a life void of outlandish bills, debts, and stressful unhappiness.
I’m a big believer in your everyday environment playing a monumental role in the quality and length of your life. Anxious and unsatisfied? Working draining hours where you’re separated from the ones you love? That same energy buzz manifests itself within your body, gradually collecting itself into future illness and regret.
I want to live in places I’ve always dreamed, eat really great food, and live on a shoestring in a cozy and charming flat. I want to disconnect myself from the constant movement of consumerism, instead offering my attention to creation and productivity. I want to live like a hippie, reveling in the handmade and reusable (I’m pretty sure I heard a few gasps through the computer screen there). Really though, why are we all so keen on complicating everything? Is it worth all the health problems, frantic thoughts, and lifestyle restraints?
How gorgeous are these Zara Spring 2013 Lookbook snaps? I’m in love with everything these girls are wearing.
Would you completely reconstruct your ideas about climbing the “life ladder” and live more basically? Do you think it would be liberating or confining?
xoxPosted under editorial, fashion, Uncategorized by Robyn