Recently, I made a deal with myself to return to the things that made me happy. This seems pretty obvious but I think the more I focused on furthering my career and just "getting through the day" the faster the days seemed to pass, and the more I realized I was never doing anything that I truly wanted to do. Just work and sleep, which lead to more work and sleep. (×﹏×)
I think it's easy to become a boring adult when all you do is focus on work and "the future". But focusing too much on the future makes it hard to appreciate the present (in my opinion..)
Previously, I would go out every single weekend, and sometimes I would call up my friends on my lunch hour and see what they were up to after work so we could hang out. In the summer this meant random beach outings or nights in Chinatown. In the winter, it was all about shopping malls and finding good food to eat.
A major symptom of being too serious about my life is that my "gyaru spirit" has reached an all time low. Sometimes I wonder if I should just give it up for something a bit less intense, if I should fully enter my Old Navy era. But I know that won't make me happy. (｡•́︿•̀｡)
The major issue for me is that my gyaru lifestyle is fueled by the power of friendship, and I've been away from the people who make me happiest for too long. My view of how the lifestyle is to be most enjoyed lies in the experiences I share with my other gyaru and gyaru-adjacent friends.
Doing para-para routines, taking purikura, trying new makeup products or techniques, online or physical shopping etc. - these are all things made that much more enjoyable by being able to be done with those that love the life/culture as much as I do. Of course these are things I'm able to do online, but for me, it's better to be physically together.
I've come to the conclusion that the only way to revive my gal mojo is to return to the outgoing, always social girl I used to be. So that's what I've been doing for the past month. :)
I might blog about the past three dinners I went to with my friends, I might not.. but I will update here about my "journey" to returning to my previous power level! ☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ
My circle does have an upcoming meet this month, so I'll definitely do two posts about the set-up and the actual meet. I'm not the type of gyaru to make tutorials on hair or makeup, but maybe my lasting contribution can be how to run fun meets and how to create successful, long lasting circle. ✮⋆˙
Who knows? :3c
Thanks for reading, and I'll update here soon!