“I’M STILL TRYING TO LEARN THAT I DON’T HAVE TO BE SO HARD ON MYSELF AND BE SO CRITICAL. I CAN SMELL THE ROSES. I DON’T WANT TO NEVER BE SATISFIED. I DON’T THINK THAT’S A HEALTHY WAY TO LIVE.”
-Beyonce Knowles, who isn’t someone whose quotes I throw around regularly. But this statement of hers rang really true with me (especially during the mad bustle of fashion week, when everyone is trying to do a million things at once.
Here’s my point of view on having it all:
I think that you should absolutely strive for the things you want, the experiences you hunger for. But, when it starts making you unhappy, or you’re stricken by a sense of ennui, or you decide you want something else in life, don’t be afraid to stop and do something else. Curiosity is a trait that’s rewarded when you’re young, but as you get older it’s greeted by consternation. Never lose your sense of adventure or yearning—but balance it with an understanding of what really matters to you in life, whether it’s family, friends, schooling, art, giving back, etc etc.