Monday, October 11, 2010
Send You My Love on a Wire
I've heard the saying that "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." I definitely agree with this statement; the problem is that old habits tend to die slow, painful, annoying deaths, if they die at all. When you've become accustomed to doing something (i.e. a task or a job) or attempting something (i.e. a relationship) in one particular way, it can be scary to even consider a different tactic.
That said, I've decided that October is the month in which I will try to do certain things a bit differently, venture down other paths, so to speak. There are tactics that I've used pretty much my entire life that I've been rethinking recently, tactics that I've most likely outgrown, tactics that aren't working so well for me anymore. I had a conversation with my mother recently where she said to me, "Well, darling, you're an adult now. Maybe you should switch it up and try something a bit more adult." (A.K.A. Grow up and be mature.) Zing. Point taken. Thanks, momsers. And so, here we are. Here's to putting just a little more thought into our actions and reactions. Here's to rethinking old patterns and attempting something new. Scary as it may be, it may produce new and better results--and that would make the scariness all worthwhile, no?
I'm wearing an Opening Ceremony dress, ALC jacket, Topshop necklace and hat, Jessica Simpson shoes. All photos by Mark Iantosca. xo