Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Practical Choice

Dress: Free People (from Wasteland) | Sandals: Aldo | Bag: See by Chloe | Bangles: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

I was down with stomach flu last week hence the lack of posts. Apologies. I am better now and I hope this article will be worth your time. 

There is no turning back. I can only look ahead and move forward.

I had to make the hardest decision of my life some time last week. I never had to think about something similar before so I didn’t know what to do. I had to consult a lot of people whose opinions I value a lot. In the end I had to be practical and choose the one that can provide more personal growth.

There were a lot of considerations before I finally arrived at a decision. I had to consider my current situation, my pride, the benefits, other people, and a whole lot more. I had sleepless nights. I prayed for divine intervention. And then nearing my deadline, I awoke with a decision. I felt better that now I have made up my mind. And then I talked to my aunt. Her answer was very practical and it questioned my decision - again. I had a change of heart. She was right. My pride won’t bring more food to the table. But an increase in the money I take home will.

I still have qualms if I made the right decision or not. I was told by a teacher before that one should not chase after money. Just do what you love to do and money will follow. It seemed like a very wise and inspirational quote at the time. I was young and did not have many responsibilities on my plate. Now that I am older, while I still want to believe that I should not go after money, I have to be practical. I am not getting any younger and in 2-3 years, I will have my own family. My pride will not be able to give my family and I a comfortable life. Money will.

And besides, how many people get to be offered this kind of opportunity? I may not have this knocking on my door in the future. Why not grab it while it’s there?


  1. Dear, I hope you are better now. You look so gorgeous dear x
    THE PINK ELEPHANT SHOE // facebook // instagram //

  2. Good vibes. You look so gorgeous.


  3. That is a beautiful dress! I really like the magenta shoes with it :) Sorry to hear you've been sick too, I hope you feel better soon!

    It sounds like you've made a big decision lately that will help set yourself up for your future :)

    Hope you're having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  4. You look really lovely, great dress:)


  5. sometimes we just have to do what we have to do to be able to do what we want. I wish you the very best in your life. Nice blog you have here. Would you like to follow eachother? following you now on GFC.
    i wish you the best day today

  6. That first photo is just perfect! Personally, I've always been the practical kind. And I don't like to say no to good opportunities. Hope you find peace and happiness in your decision. :)


  7. Good to hear that you have figured out which choice to go with :) It can definitely be difficult to choose between practicality and your heart. But do what you feel is right, and what you can imagine yourself doing. When I can't decide, I talk to the people who know me best, and I also try to visualize which one I can actually see myself actually going with. Hope that helps :) And I hope you are having a great week so far, by the way you look gorgeous and I really like your bag
    also, I nominated you for the blogger recognition award :)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  8. Gorgeous location shoots. Love the outfit.


  9. you look very beautiful!


  10. Sounds like you had to made a really difficult decision! But I'm convinced you will go in the right direction! How good you feel better now after you have been sick and your dress is simply wonderful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  11. I'm in the same situation now, so I can understand how difficult to make that kind of decision. I really love that kind of articles when bloggers share their feelings. Be strong and take care! :)
    I love your photos, they are really cool.
    xoxo, Szandi
    [Beauty Pop]

  12. Beautiful photos! I'm your new GFC follower # 425 ♥


  13. I'm really glad you're feeling better. I always enjoy reading your posts.
    Sounds like you had quite a dilemma. I'm not going to give you any advice because I don't know what your dealing with, but you most likely already have the answer deep inside of you. From the blog I'd say you're a good person. So for me as long as no one gets harmed do what you feel, you don't need to justify yourself to anybody. Best of luck with it Jenn.
    Also lovely pictures :)
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

  14. I totally understand what you are say. When it no longer just you, the decision becomes much harder. Good luck! Beautiful pictures by the way

  15. You look so beautiful! Nice photos!
    Have a good weekend!

  16. Yes, when other people are involved you have to think about them as well. Your decision cannot be just about you.

  17. Thank you! It means a lot to me that you enjoy reading my posts.
    And thank you so much for your comment. Yes, it was a challenge and until now I am conflicted. I don't know if I made the right decision and it scares me. I enjoy where I am now but I am yearning for more which is why I decided to leave and move on but I am so scared!

  18. Thank you! Followed back.

  19. Really? Thank you for your kind words.

  20. Thank you for your comment. It means a lot to me. Yes, it is difficult and I am actually scared of my future. I don't want to think about it anymore and just go with the flow but I can't. I am anxious and it scares me.

  21. Thank you. I hope I am right.

  22. Thank you for the nomination! It really means a lot. I will let you know when I posted mine. :)
    Yes, it was very difficult because it is hard to leave my current place. I love the people I work with and I enjoy what I do. But I need to be practical as I am not getting any younger. I need the things the other place can offer that my current place cannot. It was hard but I had to make a decision. I just hope I made the right decision. Right now I am scared that I may not have made the right decision.

  23. Yes, but when there are other things to consider, it makes things complicated.

  24. Thank you! I do hope it was a good opportunity. I hope I did not make the wrong decision.

  25. You are right. I just had to do it. Followed back.

  26. Now I am down with colds. It sucks to be a sickly person.

  27. I wish I can say I am better but now I am down with colds. I hate getting sick all the time!

  28. Now when some time has passed, I hope you feel that you've made the right choice and you're happy with the outcome! Life can really get to you sometimes and it feels so surreal to be having to take life changing decisions! Xx