Oh look, another white shirt. What a surprise! I am really proud of the fact that I’m wearing green shoes. I’ll be honest… these shoes have not gotten a lot of wears, but I’m still glad I included them in my capsule. They do offer a a certain pizzazz to an outfit without being totally over the top.
One thing I’ve been ruminating over lately is the question of why things like shopping only make me temporarily happy. Things that are worthy of our pursuit typically take time, effort, and sweat. They might require a skill to be honed or require us to study and learn new information. These things are often challenging. On the other hand, empty pursuits are easy and quick. We get a quick burst of accomplishment, but it dies down quickly because our lives weren’t actually enriched. The problem with this instant happiness is that it’s temporal. True, worthy happiness is something deeper. It is something that lasts because it is not dependent on circumstances and it cannot be shaken because it allows other emotions to coexist with it. When we experience this kind of happiness we don’t need that temporary moment to feel whole. It allows us to dig deep and pursue those more challenging things that will ultimately enrich our lives. I find that it is only when I experience this kind of happiness that I can go shopping with a clear mind and not because of an emotional trigger. What do you think? Are there things that you wish you were pursuing, but aren’t because of empty pursuits? Let me know in the comments below!
White Blouse: Madewell (On Sale!)
High Rise Jeans: Gap (On Sale!)
Green Wedges: Old Gap (Similar Linked)
Cuff: Thrifted (Similar Linked)
Until next time,