It’s approaching the end of the year and inevitably it’s that time whereby we reflect on all the ups and learnings from the year thus far.

For me personally, it’s been such a good year. I never really set out to achieve that much, or had a long list of goals. I wanted to maintain what 2015 gave to me and find love, and by Gods’ Grace I was able to do just that. However, in the midst of all the happy moments, there were many times I sat and questioned my approach to life and whether it would affect me in the long term.

I’m one of those super driven people. I mean in the sense of anything that comes to my head, whether rational or not I need to act on. I have to get it out of my system and execute, execute, execute. Now this approach has been successful so far… but what if?

What if I burn out? What if I have no more energy to keep going? What If i just stayed still? As a human being it’s funny how we have 365 days in a year, 24 hours in a day, but still feel like we don’t have enough TIME.

They say TIME is an illusion, but it’s a force we battle with and try to outrun every single day. I’ve realised that for 2017 I WANT to slow down. Not slow down in the sense of not progress, but I want to enjoy my successes and not think of the next move so quickly. I want to spend TIME with my loved ones more and just pause, breathe and live.

Outfit Details:

Jacket: Monki by ASOS

Hoody: H&M

Trousers: H&M

Boots: ASOS

Photography by Israel Peters