Inspire

Look to the sky

10/04/2015
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So put on your rose coloured glasses and look to the sky, know your value, sharpen your will power and don’t let time slip through your hands.

Walking into the field with two massive balloons is definitely not something that we do everyday. (As much as we would like you to believe that we do!) When Val got these balloons for an engagement shoot, we knew that we definitely wanted to get a picture with those amazing beauties. So we jumbled ourselves into the car, balloons, sisters and dog, and drove ourselves to the nearest field that we could find. And we’re very happy to share these results!

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Val and I do this thing where we ask each other what’s been the others mind lately. (Contrary to popular belief, being twins did not grant us mind reading capabilities) And what did this exercise lead us to? well we realised that we both were thinking about value. Not in value in terms of money, but value of self, value of life, of skills and value of time. I’m the type of person who really loves to make goals, okay goal isn’t quite the right word. More like, brief ideas of what I would like my life to be. Healthier, a better friend, more giving. But all too often, these ideas leave as quickly as they come and I’m suddenly watching random youtube videos on the internet.

They say that it takes 21 days to form a habit. They say it takes even less time to break a New year’s resolution. However, perhaps what is most successful, in terms of doing something new in life, maybe us coming in terms with morality. Having the understanding that time is not as extensive as we thought, or the thought that the gifts, skills, creativity and clever head of ours is all we’ve got.
But instead of dwelling on the imminent passing of time. Instead, let’s see our lives, our time, our present, as a gift given to us to cherish and value. The next time you feel disheartened, remind yourself that your skills are a valuable and your mind is your own. Or when your reaching for your phone to engage in escapist scrolling, catch yourself and sternly say: “this is my only moment”.

This quote sums it up quite nicely:

“The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them… Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.”

Michel de Montaigne

So put on your rose coloured glasses and look to the sky, know your value, sharpen your will power and don’t let time slip through your hands.

-Vess

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  • Virginia Vun 10/04/2015 at 10:37 am

    Soooo pretty!!! Should try it with leah next time. With bubbles instead. She’d go nuts xoxo

    • Val & Vess 11/04/2015 at 10:32 am

      Yes! Let’s do it! Photoshoot then dinner afterwards! Can’t wait to see you guys soon! Xox

  • Naomi 10/04/2015 at 11:27 am

    Such lovely pictures and inspiring thoughts! Thanks for sharing your encouraging insights ladies.xx

    • Val & Vess 11/04/2015 at 11:42 am

      Thanks so much Naomi! Everyday we the challenge of either embracing the moment or just going through the motions. We struggle with it daily, trust me! 🙂 xx

  • Juliet 11/04/2015 at 10:09 am

    I especially relate to the escapist scrolling bit (oh the guilt afterwards upon realising 30 mins has passed!). Thank you girls for the inspiring words; I’ve caught myself realising that each and every moment is indeed precious <3

    Oh, did I mention these photos are magical.
    xx

    • Val & Vess 11/04/2015 at 11:45 am

      Hi Juliet! It’s so good to know that others are going through similar journeys to us and we’re not doing this alone. Especially in our busy society, counting our moments is something I’m constantly having to remind myself all the time. 🙂 And it’s amazing what a field of grass, a sunset and some giant balloons can create!
      xx

  • Susan 12/04/2015 at 10:32 pm

    Loved this post! Beautiful photos and words 🙂

    • Val & Vess 16/04/2015 at 12:35 am

      Thank you so much Susan, we’re loving journeying with you and sharing what we learn on the way. xx

  • d pantoja 14/04/2015 at 10:15 am

    i love this post you guys!!! xx

    • Val & Vess 16/04/2015 at 12:40 am

      Thank you beautiful lady! I’m looking forward to posting up our collaboration together!
      xx

    • Val & Vess 24/04/2015 at 12:02 am

      Thanks D ! We’ve got your post scheduled to go very soon!!;)xx

  • Rachel Koh 17/04/2015 at 1:59 pm

    Aww girls this is such a lovely and inspiring post, and what beautiful photos of you two! I totally agree about making the most of each and every day, and actively looking for the small victories – those are the ones that keep us going. I find that so many people constantly dwelling in the past or the future, in so doing letting slip of precious moments, unbeknownst of their importance to us. We live in the infinite present, and what better way to do so than to seize all of what it could be?

    xo, Rach