All in good time?
Save the best for last?
What about, “All good things come to those who wait“? Could we insert a scream right here? Seriously, are you as sick and tired of hearing these as I am, well-meant as they may be? Don’t misunderstand. I love the good intentions behind each and every single phrase but truly, I
sometimes often feel that nature (or God, depending on how you view things) is taking just a widdle bit too long.
DO YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY?
Leaving things to chance is something that’s insanely difficult for me. Closer to impossible, I’d say, because while life usually does serve up what I’ve been hunting for, it’s typically later rather than earlier. And I’ve always been an impatient woman.
Of late, I’ve been asking myself why that is.
Is there a method to all this madness?
That I must endure a period of challenge in order to bring about change and growth? Yes, I understand that we spend a huge portion of our lives waiting because change is indeed a process. And I also know that most of us seek change but could really do without the waiting process. But, wait for it, here’s the harsh truth – waiting is a given, we are going to wait. The question is, are we going to wait with patience? Or are we going to wait with frustration?
Such words coming from someone for whom patience is not a virtue.
Which is it going to be for me?
I suppose if I wait with patience, with a sense of calm, I might actually enjoy the wait (it’s a long shot but who knows?). View it as more of an evolution, less of a torture. Here’s another nugget of brutal honesty. Patience, like all its other sister virtues, appears only to surface when shit hits the fan and we feel as though our world has fallen apart. So, my friend, don’t imagine it’s going to be a walk in the park. But, there’s something to be said about the power of endurance. Of steadfastness and determination in the face of trying times.
WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU, ONLY MAKES YOU STRONGER
trick challenge now is to actually follow my own advice. And that’s something I’ve never been very good at so this will be interesting. Would you listen to you?
p/s photos by Sofia Touassa
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Or as my husband always says, “this too shall pass”—and thus the waiting begins for either it to start or be done!
I am impatient in some aspects, but otherwise can have the patience of Job! Because it’s kinda like worrying—does it get you anywhere?
Love the sunglasses in particular!!
ps…nice booty shot—been doing squats?
Love how you’re rocking these bold colors! So fun and fab!
It’s hard to listen to yourself but you can do it girlie!
Wow! Love the colourful outfit, very cool and so nicely styled. Your photos are brilliant as well.
How fab are you in this ensemble! Your sunglasses especially are so chic! Loving the royal blue color use ❤
Love the video at the end ! Maybe I should brave it and give this a try. Looking fabulous Sheela x
Another fabulous and thought provoking post, Sheela! I think I have grown more patient since having children (except when trying to get them into and out of the car…then I really lose my patience!). When it comes to my own shit though, my patience has grown. Weird. I used to be very impatient and so I just got shit done! Now, I tend to wait and plan a little more. Fear? Perhaps. Caution? Maybe. Not enough time to follow through once I launch? Probably! But if you have drive and determination, I suppose you get it done…just in your own time.
You look amazing as usual and those shoes are fantastic!
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Patience has never been one of my virtues, but as I have gotten older, it is easier. What I keep telling myself is God has the bigger plan and knows what He is doing.
in love with these pants!
cute & little
Sheela you’ve totally nailed it again!! I feel the same way as patience is not one of my virtues. I will probably drive myself crazy if I just sit there patiently and wait, typically I just distract myself with other things, projects so that I don’t have to focus on the frustration. I just made an announcement on my blog for a new segment coming soon and hope you can check it out. 🙂
Waiting for it is so much easier when you can clearly define what “it” is. Heh. Great piece, again.
I hear you, lady- I can be pretty impatient, too! Like HURRY UP, universe! 😉 And loving all the blue in this look!
I have a great friend who is about 10 years older and much wiser than me. I remember her telling me that the older you get, the easier it is to have patience, This was about 10 years ago. And guess what? She’s right! I’m much more able to wait now than I used to be. However, I reckon in your case it may take about 20 years as your such a youngster x Love these shoes, they’re totally wicked!
Hahaha!! You and I, Anna, we’re just about 10 years apart so I love you even more now that you’ve called me a youngster xoxo
Patience is hard. I try to remember to enjoy the journey and not focus so much on the destination. But, yes, it’s hard, and I always have to remind myself of this… 🙂
I like the colors in your outfit – so pretty together! And great video!
I love the blue and purple and those shoes are funkiness to the enth degree 🙂 fun! I am not a very patient person, I admit. Many areas, I have to wait. Healthcare dealing with my disease, no cure etc. I have to have patience.(no control over the situation) Always being ready before my husband to go somewhere , little patience. I suppose it depends on circumstance.
Enjoyed your video!
Waiting is definitely hard but you pinpoint a good point here. Great look, enjoyed the little clip at the end.
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I hate waiting. My husband often said I am very pushy. 😉 I just need to get moving and get things done. 🙂 Love those bold colors!
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I have zero patience with everything I do. I adore this jeweled tone outfit.
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