While we all have responsibilities and obligations and should do things that won't necessarily make us happy, at least in the moment (i.e. laundry, working through issues, doctor appointments, etc.), we owe it to ourselves to follow our gut and do what makes us happy big picture. I'm not talking about adopting a hedonistic lifestyle, I'm talking about paying attention to what you love and what you don't love and trying to integrate more of the former into your life than the latter.
I tested out following the above mantra this weekend. If it made me happy, I did it, if it didn't, then I didn't do it (okay, I may have indulged in some unhappy making dishes and laundry, but in general I followed this rule). I filled my time with fashion focused events, spent quality time with friends and the boyfriend, and squeezed in some workouts. Friday night I attended Hip Zephyr's Spring Social Shopping Soiree with a friend and last night I attended the New York Fashion Academy (NYFA) Fashion Show with a group of friends (Sex and the City style). Now I'm off to the Ballard Farmer's Market. I have to say, thus far, I am a huge advocate of this simplistic happy-making sensibility.
Stay tuned next week for a few more posts in my spring trend alerts series, a review and recap of the NYFA Fashion Show, and other style-centric musings.
Until then, do what makes you happy and if something doesn't make you happy, pay attention and listen to your gut!