Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Simple Gal Journal: Life Goes On

Today...

I read an old journal of mine and noted the facts that...

At some time at the end of 2010, approximately within the same month these things happened.
A friend was moving from her homeland Indonesia to Canada, while another one left Canada and was going home to Thailand.
A friend just lost his job due to efficiency, and another one purposedly left hers for wanting to start her own business.
A friend was getting married, but another friend was in the process of getting a divorce.
A friend just had a baby, another just had a miscarriage, and another old friend - may she rest in peace - just lose her life in labor, left behind a husband, a son, and a newborn baby.

I guess life just goes on, no matter what, anyways. Whether you're happy or sad, sick or healthy. Even if you were crying your heart out, somewhere out there someone else is bursting with the joy of happiness. Or vice versa. The universe is not about you. But you are playing a part, a very significant role - no matter how small - in a much bigger picture that more often or not, you have difficulty to comprehend.



Fast forward to now, for the same people I mentioned, the following happened to them...

My friend who moved to Canada finally moved back to Indonesia to be with her boyfriend, and now to go on with her life, since her boyfriend decided to break up with her not long after she made the big move going home. Ouch, indeed.
My Thailand friend still lives in Thailand, but far away from her hometown, where her job took her. And right at this moment, that job took her for a business trip to the USA.
Both of my friends who lost of left their jobs are now back in the workforce, with less pay, but more humanly working hours.
A friend who just got married is just back from her honeymoon, while the divorced one is now engaged to someone else.
My friend who become a mother is now leaving her job to be at home with her daughter (thumbs up for that decision, Jen, I know it's hard for you, but you did the right thing!), the other is pregnant again, and my dear friend Em who is now in Heaven, I don't know what has happened to her husband and son, but I heard her new born baby didn't make it and went with her to Heaven, as well.

I guess you never know where life might lead you afterall...

And today a girlie girl delights in these lovelies...

The flower-shaped gold earrings. I got lots compliments for them, and you know what?
They only cost a dollar a pair.


This unique green necklace. It's not my style, but somehow I fell for this one. Yeah, I know, my shirt looks very ugly up close. But what can I say, it's a free uniform from my previous office, and it's super versatile!

This thrifted emerald green thrifted scarf, tied around this happy mustard yellow bag. This scarf is a little bit difficult to match with anything, so I'm really happy to be able to showcase it today.

This silver and emerald green bracelet.


And the gold and green eyeshadows on my eyelids.

I'm looking forward to...

Trying out a new DIY project, planned for tonight. This will be a quiet evening, with a little craft project to get my hands busy, a simple dinner of cream soup and fried chicken, and some background music playing from my laptop. A lovely evening to wrap up a day's worth of work.

Tan jacket: DKNY. Black shirt: old Invio office uniform. Pleats skirt: unbranded. Bag: Sogo. Scarf: thrifted. Necklace: Warna, MKG. Earrings: bought it online. Bracelets: Le Marie, online, Shanghai.

I'm thankful for...

All the people who have gone through and left an imprint in my life. Whether they're staying or not, whether they leave a good or bad memories for me, the kind ones, the annoying ones, the nosy ones, the super annoying ones, the happy ones, the negative ones, each of them had been a teacher who taught me something and helped me to become the person that I am today. So, thank you, All, wherever you are now.

And last but not least, thank you to all of you Friends who are reading this. I hope you'll have a pleasant day. And a pleasant evening. <3
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26 comments:

Lynne DeVenny said...

I love the earrings, the scarf on your bag, and the necklace. I'm a longtime lurker, but your style posts are a highlight of my day.

sepatuholic said...

Such a fun festive necklace!
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Denise said...

Such a nice post.

ART NOUVEAU said...

Love the bag!!Found you in Fashion Friday and i'm following!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Thanks Lee Anne for stopping by!
I loved reading your post. This is a great post on the fragility of life- it shows that we should not take life for granted and do our best everyday. You wrote the post very well, the write up is indeed thought provoking .
Love your bold and uniquely designed accesories. They stand apart.
Have a nice day !

Tamera Beardsley said...

Such a lovely post and perspective...thank you for sharing! happy weekend to you!

Rovie said...

I love your story about life and all the people that is part of you.

You look gorgeous in that outfit as always but I most specially like the necklace....

Bestie said...

wow. thank you for this post. profound yet also simple reminder of the cycle of life - i definitely need to read this once in a while! happy weekend!

Leah H. said...

Oh, life so unpredictable..Better enjoy it to the fullest because life is too short..

Visiting for happiness- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/04/at-niagara-falls.html

steppingmywaytobliss said...

I loved this:

The universe is not about you. But you are playing a part, a very significant role - no matter how small - in a much bigger picture that more often or not, you have difficulty to comprehend.

Very insightful and true.

I also adore the necklace and colorful accessories...well played.

anney said...

I love the accessories specially the earrings!

Happiness is
Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites

Rachel Marie said...

What a gorgeous handbag!
I love all your accessories, especially that necklace!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Thank you for this very thoughtful post, LeeAnne. It gave me a lot to think about today. And thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday, too - you look fabulous!

KM said...

Love your accessory choices :)

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

What a sweet post about your friends.
Very pretty outfit. My favorite touch is the scarves on the purse. So pretty.

RubysNPurls said...

I love the yellow bag and that you added the beautiful scarf!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love the bag and blazer

rona said...

So gorgeous! I love thekikayness!

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Nicole Feliciano said...

I love that bike necklace so sweet and whimsical. Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle.

Adin B said...

You always look lovely. I love your bag as well. :)

Melaina25 said...

The scarf totally makes the bag pop!

Please grab the badge/link and add it to your post if you want to be in the What I Wore Wednesday linky!

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cheerful said...

great post...and nice to read at the end that everyone's doing ok, i just hope the one who lose their mom's also doing great! anyway, your style's really great suit to you well...and the bag, so lovely with that scarf on. visiting from last week's happiness is...hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. :)

Doranda said...

I love that yellow bag. I would also love it if you linked this post up to my fashion link party, Watch What Im Wearing. Have a great day!

Doranda
http://watchoutforthewoestmans.blogspot.com/2012/04/fashion-party.html#uds-search-results

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend!

Emoterang Kulot said...

nice accesories..
visit from happiness #13
http://emoterangkulot.blogspot.com/2012/03/ang-sosyal-na-kape.html

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