Dress 3: Why Don't You All Kick the Bucket Then


The Dress

Styled for winter

Cardigan - Jacob; T-shirt - Smart Set; Belt - American Eagle; Dress - bought in Lagos, Portugal; Boots - Feet First

Okay, I actually wore this dress yesterday but since I already posted yesterday with a dress look I decided to wait and post this one today.  I wasn't sure about the whole thing until I was in a store and the lovely salesperson said that she loved the color of my skirt.  Yay! I love the color of the dress too.  It's what originally attracted me to it.  And I also love complements!  But who doesn't right?

Sell, Stash or Save?  This dress is definitely a save!

Now onto something a little different. 

Everyone seems to be writing a Bucket List.  Everywhere I look it's bucket-this, and bucket-that.  Frankly, I'm against it.  It's not that I'm against living your life to the fullest and fullfilling goals and dreams.  It's that I'm against doing it out of fear.  And the bucket list comes from fear - the fear that you're not going to live the life you want before you die, the fear that your life will lack meaning, the fear that you won't do/achieve what you want to do.  It assumes a negative - that you will die without something (having done or experienced something).  Chances are you will die without doing everything you ever wanted - that's the nature of being human.  So if you set yourself up like that - you will die dissappointed.  Fear is not a good starting point. 

Why can't we switch gears and look from joy?  Be joyful about what you have right now.  Be joyful about what you have achieved.  And be joyful about what you want to achieve.  Write your goals.  Write the things you want to see and do.  But do it from joy.  Look forward to it with glee.  Not a dread that you may die before you do it all, or that you have to do it all because you may die.  Do the things on your list because you want to have the best life ever.  Do those things because you want to experience meaning and wonder.  Do it because life matters - not death.    I'm going to write a Life List.  I'm going to die, everyone is eventually, but will everyone really live?

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