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Life Is Random

This past week I have been thinking about life ... a lot. 

I think about life, in moderate amount at all times, but I am mentioning this past week because it has been more than usual amounts. I recently finished reading the book, "Originals" which is about the challenge of coming up with new ideas and then implementing them. Reading about various stories in that book my thoughts started to wander around how random sometimes life can be. 

There are so many people in this world who are supremely talented and hardworking but never really see the fruits of their efforts. And on the other hand there are people who might not be all that gifted but are successful and rich and are celebrated by everyone. We often look for logic or use the concept of karma to explain life. But it is seldom true. Life seems to be not only unfair, but also quite random. There is often no logical explanation for how things turn out.


My own life seems to be an epitome to randomness. Last twenty years have been a joy ride. This weekend my husband reminded me that I completed nine years of blogging on Jan. 6th. From a sporadic blogger to a professional one ... there is no logical explanation for how my life has turned out. It has been a blessed and a privileged one but definitely nothing that necessarily reflects on my talent or skill. 
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On most days I try and not think about what is fair in life and what I deserve, but instead about what I have and how content I can be with it without being complacent. As I grow up I realize living life day-to-day makes much more sense than measuring it up to expectations. 

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Sweater - Michelle Nicole // Same
Jeans - Joe's // Same
Boots - Dirty Laundry // Similar
Coat - Uniqlo // Similar

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  1. As someone who seems to always be thinking about life, I understand what you mean. Unfortunately I think about it too much sometimes and have to step back a bit. Congratulations on 9 years! That is amazing!

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  2. I had all these things inside my head about expectations and the randomness of life and then BAM I saw those boots. OMW Tanvi, I would love a pair of those. They are gorgeous and here I was thinking I'm beyond the whole fashion thing. Congrats on your 9 years of blogging, that's pretty awesome too

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  3. I loved the book Originals. That book gave me hope that even if the path I am on does not appear extraordinary I can make it so. And even if I don't, I control the kind of time I have on the ride. I hope you feel the same way!

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  4. girl I can't even begin to tell you how much I can relate to this! lately it's as if everything I think about is "what the hell am I doing with my life?" or "will I have the opportunities that I'm fighting for?" I feel like the unfairness and randomness of life affect me way too much! :/
    Anyways, congrats on 9 years of blogging, that really is amazing! I really hope a few years for now I can look back and keep blogging as passionately as I do now :)

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  5. Maybe life isn't random and life does serve a purpose. Your blog, the fashion designers, and the creator of the backdrops in your photos (whether it be God if your are a believer or the engineers and builders) all play a part in what makes this world what it is. I totally agree with remaining complacent. If you are constantly thinking life is unfair, all you are doing if focusing on what you don't have instead of what you are blessed with. Love, love your outfit (as usual)!

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  6. Congrats on blogging for 9 years! I hope I get that far! I understand having a totally random life, and seems to get more random as a lifestyle blogger myself always trying to figure out how to be original in my posts.

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  7. Lovely post! That book sounds intriguing, I may add it to my to read list!

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  8. I sometimes think a lot about life, too. Because me and my husband would like to be more popular bloggers but we can never really make it to the wide audience. Although we've been travelling for 6 years together and this has been our biggest passion. But then, I am so happy to have my husband and the best friend with me, supporting me and sharing my passion with me, so... whatever the future brings, I feel super happy. I liked how you described that people who are supremely talented and hardworking can never really see the fruits of their efforts, this happend. and the other way around too. It's sometimes more about the luck!

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  9. I think you are right, life can be so, so random. I think you've done incredible to have been blogging for 9 whole years, that's impressive! I have seen many in my certain niche drop off the radar in my 5 years of blogging, I am sure that is true in your market too so well done for continuing. I think I do the same as you, sometimes focusing on what we don't have and the reasons behind it, be it luck or hard work can be really bad for motivation and progression. Actually, if I had listened to that voice in my head I'd have faded out by now!! Don't forget there are those who appear to have it all but that may also not be true behind the scenes, the grass isn't always greener as they say :)

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  10. Oh such beautiful photos with the bridge in the background. And I love your recent thoughts on life. And happy 9 year blogiversary. I think mine is coming up later this month as well, but I can never remember the exact date, lol.

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  11. Thats a lot of blogging! Dang girl. Loving these boots btw!

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  12. Congratulations on 9 years! That's such a milestone. And I know exactly what you mean about sitting and thinking about the randomness of life. If I try to make sense of it all, it can definitely becoming very overwhelming, very quickly. Also, cute outfit!

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  13. Sometimes reflecting on where we have been can help chart a path for the future. A Journey is never without twists and turns

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  14. What's Plato's quote? "An unexamined life is not worth living." Sounds like you've been examining things and that's always good. Congrats on 9 years blogging!

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  15. Congrats on 9 years on blogging! I respectfully disagree that life is random. Everyone has their own path and free will. Our thoughts and decisions create our reality and our path. Yes, sometimes it doesn’t seem fair and some seem to get by easier than others. You can only control your own life, how you react to situations, & how you treat others.

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  16. Congratulations on completing 9 years on blogging. I agree with you, logical explanations of what is happening and why it is happening is so difficult, life is like a puzzle, the more you think, the more questions you have and more interesting it gets on how and why. I like your outfit, the details on the sweater and the shoes look so amazing.

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  17. I do think about life quite often as well and how people "make it" because of the backgrounds they come from. Indeed, talent and uniqueness doesn't really matter unless you are really lucky or you have been born in a rich family. I was talking the other day with a friend about the "passport" issue, and how the country written on it seems to target and put people in certain categories. Life it is random indeed, as nobody chooses which country they are born in and what opportunities they have based on simply this status....

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  18. Loved all the looks and the embroidered sweater particularly..i often think about life as in how to chase my dreams without uprooting my present life...on the way slowly :)

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  19. You never know what life will bring you, and that's quite amazing..

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  20. Congratulations on blogging for nine years!You have done well and come so far.... i wish much happiness in the future... :) Shell

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  21. Some great words of wisdom here. When we try to live up to some expectation someone else has for us, we always end up stressed and disappointed. Living life on your terms is the best. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging!

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  22. I have been thinking about life a bit too and came to the conclusion that i should appreciate what i have yes but also strive to do my best and be my best self! xx corinne

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  23. Isn't it weird how things happen in life sometimes?! I find my self on both sides at different times and need to learn that either way I should just live life than always try to meet expectations like you said.

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  24. I can really relate to this. I know that feeling very well! Congratulations to your 9 years as professional blogger. I agree with you that living life day-to-day makes much more sense than anything else.

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  25. I loved your photo session. So stylized and chic. :)

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  26. Congrats on 9 years of blogging! That's awesome! And life for sure can be random. It's best to just do your best and go with it.

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  27. Oh!! Congratulations to your 9 years in your blog. and you look great in your outfit , your ankle boots are so stylish and fashionable.

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  28. 9 years of blogging is pretty amazing! And to make it into a career is even more amazing. Congratulations!

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  29. Some things, shocks and surprises come when we least expect and that is pretty random too. My laptop decided to give up on me just 2 months after the 3 year warranty ended... and my phone is due for renew, the expenses is killing me and I'm not sure what to do too!

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  30. That is such a great looking outfit for a long cold weather. By the way, your ankle boots are so stylish and perfect for your entire outfit.

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  31. First, so great you’ve kept up the blogging for so long and made it into a job. That’s a big feat to have accomplished, and you’ve stayed the course! Second, that is really good that you focus on contentment and the good. It’s work to do that, and yet it is what brings us joy!

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  32. Life is too complicated to think of and understand but at some point we have to meditate what life truly meant for us. Meditate on our reason why we are blessed to have experienced it in this world. By the way you have made a long journey in blogging industry and I congratulate you for having a success career with it.

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