I like to call the era we’re living in the ‘transitional era’ and everyone who is old enough to remember dial up internet connections, the social network Hi5 and what it was like to play cassettes and video tapes instead of DVDs and torrent files as the “Limbo Generation’

This week was very interesting for me and the phrase ‘In Limbo’ came to my mind so frequently. Do you ever find yourself questioning where ¬†exactly you fit in? Whether this is in regards to religion, gender or social groups, I honestly began to question my very own existence. My upbringing was very much traditional even though my family set up not so quite. However in this modern world, whereby we are living amidst constant change, constant innovation and constant growth, it dawned on me how hard it would be to even try and keep up with the rate at which the world was currently growing.

Which led me to the question, If I can’t keep up with the World, How do I get the World to keep up with me? Who Am I and What is my Value? What unique talent and gift can only I give to this world that ¬†nobody else can.

It’s so easy in this age of communication, with knowledge to everything we’ve ever wanted literally at our fingerprints, to somehow get lost in this world of algorithms and self made entrepreneurs. Do we go out on our own and be the risk taker that this modern generation thrives on? Or do we settle for a life of simplicity, with family at the heart of it and not so much ambition filled career goals but more settle down three bed semi-detached goals?

It’s such a tricky one. I had to sit down for a few hours this week and write out what exactly I liked doing in order to figure out who I really am and what I really wanted out of Life.

So in times of Limbo…

 

Just remember why the very lane you are in is special in the first place.

Waistcoat: Zara

Jumper: H&M

Trousers: H&M

Trainers: Puma

 

Photography by Israel Peters