Moshi Moshi

Oriental inspiration is everywhere – so I decided to do something so not me and try on a kimono. I haven’t had one on since I was 13 and I had the orange belt at karate. It’s not that I’m not curious about the Japanese culture – quite contrary – but I felt like the flowers, the colors, the crazy prints – are not for me. But this H&M kimono changed my mind. [This one is beautiful also.] The oriental style is not easy to do, but if you find a piece that matches your style, you might as well give it a chance.

Lately I’ve been thinking so much about age. Mine and my friends. We are all 25-26 years old – if you were wondering. And I don’t know if this is a milestone or not, but it definitely brings something new in us. Questions about the past, but mostly about the future. What’s going to happen with us, with our lives, with our friendship. Do we know what path we want to follow in life? Do we know who we want to be [and it’s not a question about ‘when we grow up’ – because the time has come – we are grown up]. And that hurts tremendously. It’s so sad to not be able to say – I’m young! I have no idea! – and to not be able to use it as an excuse anymore. Is this all that we can do? Is this who we are? When I was younger I thought that by 25 I will have it all figured out. Such a mistake. All that I’ve figured out by now is that nothing is easy and dreamy and fairytale like – everything changes around us – we change.

I believe it’s the time to take chances. It’s still OK to make mistakes. It’s time to live freely and just to live. It’s time to finally decide who we are. It’s time to try this and that. To be true to ourselves, no matter how painful that can be. We are young, our wounds will cure and we will find peace with ourselves. Just ask yourself this: is this all that you can do with your life? are you at your best? is this who you want to be? 

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Inspiratia orientala este greu de aplicat in tinute, asa ca mi-a fost destul de greu sa incerc ceva ce nu ma reprezinta. Nu pentru ca nu m-ar interesa cultura japoneza – chiar din contra – ci doar pentru ca simteam ca toate aceste detalii de gheisa – culorile, imprimeurile florale – nu sunt pentru mine. Cu toate astea, kimono-ul acesta de la H&M m-a determinat sa incerc ceva nou. Nu am mai purtat un kimono de la 13 ani, cand aveam centura portocalie la karate. Chiar daca simt in continuare ca este o tendinta dificila, mai degraba dedicata cunoscatorilor, sunt de parere ca daca gasiti o piesa care sa corespunda stilului vostru, puteti incerca acest trend atat de influent in acest sezon. 

In ultimul timp m-am gandit foarte mult la varsta. A mea si a prietenelor mele. Avem intre 25 si 26 de ani – in cazul in care va intrebati. Si chiar daca nu stiu daca aceasta varsta este considerata o piatra de hotar sau nu – este mai mult decat evident pentru toate dintre noi ca avem niste ganduri si niste sentimente comune. Cele mai multe sunt intrebari despre viitorul nostru – dar mai ales despre noi acum, aici. Ce se va intampla cu noi, cu viata noastra, cu prietenia noastra? Stim ce vrem sa facem cu viata noastra? Ne-am gasit directia? Asta e tot ce putem face? Cine vrem sa fim? sau mai bine zis…suntem persoanele care voiam sa fim?
Cand eram mai mica aveam impresia ca pana la 25 de ani o sa am raspunsul la toate intrebarile. Ce naiva, nu? Tot ce am invatat pana acum este ca nimic nu este simplu sau din povesti, ca totul se schimba in jurul nostru, dar mai ales ca noi ne schimbam.
Este momentul sa ne asumam riscuri. Este OK sa facem greseli. Este momentul sa traim liber si pur si simplu sa traim. Este momentul sa cautam in noi raspunsul la intrebarea ‘cine suntem’. Este momentul sa incercam, sa incercam, sa incercam. Momentul sa fim sinceri cu noi insine, chiar daca asta doare. Suntem tineri, ranile se vor vindeca si vom putea trai mult mai liber noi cu noi.
Intrebati-va doar: asta e tot ce pot face cu viata mea? fac in fiecare zi tot ce pot ca sa fiu mai bun, mai puternic? sunt persoana care mi-am propus sa fiu?

H&M kimono & bracelets/ Lee Cooper jeans / Zara top & shoes
Photos by Liviu Stroe

 To end this post in a positive note – I want to share with you this Japanese proverb:
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  

Vreau sa inchei aceasta postare cu o nota pozitiva, printr-un proverb japonez: 
Nu risti, nu castigi.

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