The Sweets of Life
I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, so we went to Ladurée this week for a fancy breakfast (and some photos, of course) to clear my head. I have never been to Paris and tasted the original macarons, but they have always been my favorite pastry/cookie/sweets. Those little bites of ground almond and sugar definitely lift up my spirits, especially when I'm going through tough times.
The décor of Ladurée was absolutely stunning, and the LIZ LISA sweet latte dress I wore for our outing was a perfect match to both the pastel interiors and our food. As much as I love my macarons, eating sweets to stop myself from feeling sad is like putting a band-aid on a wound. It doesn’t heal it; it merely dulls the pain.
Facing some difficulties at work and questions about my future lately, Bill has been my rock and I learned that things don’t make me happy. A fashion blogger who is constantly looking for fresh ideas, I often scour the internet for new clothes and accessories to feature. I feel elated when I tear open the cardboard box from Japan and feel the spoils of my online shopping spree in my hands. That feeling, however, fades soon after.
Don’t get me wrong. I love shopping as much as the next girl, but I think we should be mindful about what we’re looking for when we buy something, whether it’s clothes, stuffed animals, or even something as innocuous as macarons. Am I buying this because this will complete and augment my collection? Or am I buying this because I want to feel better? The harm of buying things to feel better is that you grow dependent on this habit and will be continually disappointed as you discover that it doesn’t work time and time again.
There is a different type of sweets that makes me feel better in the long run when life seems to be less than perfect—love. And of course, I’m not talking about just romantic love, but love between family and friends as well. I live far away from my parents, and while they’re very supportive, the person I rely on day in, day out is my husband, Bill. We met in school, and what was initially a beautiful friendship blossomed into a beautiful relationship and now marriage. He listens to me when I am sad. He supports my dreams. He soothes my fears about the future. I couldn’t have asked for a better life partner.
What are the sweets of your life? Share with me on social media or in the comments below!