Checkered Out Tunic c/o Tobi/Scarf H&M/Clutch Dailylook/’Gabi’ Mule Topshop
Yesterday I played my first game of checkers, and not to my surprise, I lost. Horribly, if I may add!
I mean, checkers is a strategical game yet fairly simple in comparison to that of Chess, but obviously not so in my case I guess. But why did I suffer such a terrible loss? I simply just think too much! I would take about 2 minutes just to make my next move because I would try to anticipate all possible moves for each piece. You can imagine how long that game lasted, haha.
That single moment got me thinking about how I “play” and “make moves” in my everyday life. I plan, plan, plan and hate it when things just don’t fall in place accordingly. I’m that person who lists out all the pros and cons before making any sudden life changes. I don’t take risks for fear of making rash decisions, but how do I even know how “rash” these decisions are if they’re given no chance to be made?
I don’t usually make resolutions, but here’s one that I intend to keep: take more chances and “play from the heart,” as my friends would jokingly yell out during that game of checkers. Graduation is a couple months away and I can already feel the anxiety of not knowing what comes next, but all in all I’m okay with that! Here’s to making new risks. Here’s to fear I’ll be feeling within the next couple months, and basking in all it’s glory. “New Year, new me,” as everyone says. Wish me luck.
Another huge thanks to Tobi for gifting me this piece. I’ve been living in all it’s oversized glory and I’m not ashamed to admit that! As always, check out Tobi for all your fashion needs, and don’t forget to sign up to receive 50% off your first order.
Photography by Jude Semana