Hello, my stylish friends!
I’ve never been one to sit still. Energetic and upbeat, I prefer to be out and about, albeit rather difficult with COVID restrictions; hence I turn to running to serve as a calming mechanism, either to start my day off on the right foot or to end my afternoon with a tough pavement session. Over a year into the pandemic, I think about the status quo of my mind and body and how they compare from March 2o2o to now. While adjusting, at the time, to the drastic shift from running around classes to sitting at home, I knew that I had to tap into exercise to stay sane. It took a while, but once my stride finally found its rhythm again, I built a consistent schedule to keep both my body and mind in check. Even on slower-paced days, I still feel more at peace after the run.
Running aside, cannot neglect the heart and head – I continue to work on the latter. More often than not, I wish to go, go, and go. Sustainable in the long-run? No; rather, time to step back and strike a healthier balance between work and self-care.
Back to the heart, too, I catch myself circling back to bad habits when trying to project five years beyond the college years. I’ve felt this slight itch since last winter after commuting in and out of New York City for a handful of fashion events, or what gave me the first glimpse of the “real world”. I think I’m ready but know deep down that I still have plenty of personal growth to go through before my next chapter.
Here on, I look ahead to better balance the triad of the body, mind, and s(e)oul.