I Don’t Want to Blink

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“Be happy in this moment, for this moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam.

Far too often are we caught up in our next move in this game of life. If you’re like me, then you’re constantly thinking about the next item on your to do list, your next meal, your next sleep, your next paycheck, your next free weekend, or maybe even your next Netflix show to binge watch.

We trick ourselves into thinking that we are living in the future, when in fact we have to remind ourselves that we live in the present. We live by the words “tomorrow” or “next time.” My favorite is “when ___.happens, then I’ll ___”…you finish the sentence. How many times a day do you find yourself living in the future, wasting away the present?

Pause. Take a second. Breathe. Slow your pace. Why are you rushing? What are you running away from in the present?

Be present in this moment. Acknowledge how you feel, both physically and emotionally. Be mindful of your thoughts and emotions. Be conscious of the environment around you.

Be grateful for what you have, and appreciate this moment. Fully live in this moment. Own this moment. Feel as if you don’t want to blink. These moments are your life.

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Shawls & Scarves: Orange Scarf

Jeans: Express

Turtleneck: H&M

Boots: Forever 21

Orange Scarf, founded by Diane Sabato, is a fabulous brand that sells women’s scarves, ponchos, and shawls. Orange Scarf is committed to giving back, and sales support organizations and causes that empower women. No matter how big or small, one can always contribute to changing the world around us.  Whenever Diane or one of her four sisters would ask their father “how do I look?” he would reply “all that outfit needs is a nice orange scarf,” hence the creative name of this line. 

Thank you, Orange Scarf, for the fabulous pieces! Xx Marisa

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Photography by Tiffany Chen @photosbytifff

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “I Don’t Want to Blink

  1. Good Morning! I thoroughly enjoyed this blog! You’re correct and it’s something a lot of us do.  We can realize true freedom by living in the moment.  Best,Nathan SchellB10 Partners Inc.—- On Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:11:06 -0800 Happens For A Reason wrote —- lifeofmarisabarnard posted: ” “Be happy in this moment, for this moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam. Far too often are we caught up in our next move in this game of life. If you’re like me, then you’re constantly thinking about the next item on your to do list, your next me”

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