I’m currently back at the airport, ready to go home, and believe me when I say I’ve never been so eager to head back to California. If you live in a frozen city like Montreal, you understand what it’s like to unwillingly spend half the year in a polar climate. With time, you do get “accustomed” to the frigid temperatures, but I can’t say I’m sad to be leaving. After braving the cold and the snow for two weeks, I’ve come to truly appreciate the joys of living in a warmer environment. Nonetheless, I’m very grateful to have been able to see my family, attend my cousin’s wedding and spend the most wonderful birthday surrounded by all my friends. Being away for months at a time allows those moments to be a lot more special and I’ve learned to enjoy that level of quality over quantity. I’ve realized that spending quality time with my loved ones (even if it’s only four times a year) is more rewarding than trying to make plans every week that, let’s be honest, we don’t follow through with half the time. We all have busy lives, some of our loved ones live in different countries, but at the end of the day, I believe it’s not only the amount of time we spend together, but the memories created within those moments that truly matter.
On that note, I’m sure a lot of you will be spending time with family and friends for the holidays, that you probably don’t see as often as you’d like. Nonetheless, try to make the most out of these occasions and truly appreciate this time of year.
Pants: Zara (similar)
Boots: Forever 21
Bag: Mackage (similar)
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