LifestyleSimi

Just Smile

LifestyleSimi
Just Smile

Just Smile

Photography by @Mr.Okeowo

Photography by @Mr.Okeowo

Currently Loving: Music: BJ The Chicago Kid - Shine // TV: Black-ish // Food: Caramel Shake from Shake Shack // Beauty: Limbo + Chi Ultra-mattes by ColourPop

The first thing people usually ask me when they find out I'm called "Simi Allsmiles" is "are you always really smiling?" I'm sure my friends reading this have already answered this in their head but to answer it .. No. Believe it or not I'm not always smiling. 

In a time where life happens so fast, where people and things you think will be around for long are stripped from you so quickly, it's hard to always smile. However, if this year especially this summer has taught me anything it's to just smile. No matter what just TRY to just smile. 

I have a friend that no matter how much I rant/moan/cry about an issue the response I always get is "Smile, Simi ". For a long time that response used to irritate me. How can you tell me to smile when XYZ is going on? I need something a bit more tangible to work with? I need a solution.      

But over time I've grown to understand why that response was one of the best things I needed to hear. The beauty about life is that no matter how rough a situation is, no situation is permanent. Just as the weather has seasons so does life. The thing that is causing you so much stress and keeping you up at night will not last. I'm not too sure how (and I've given up trying to understand to be honest but I'm a Christian and believe it can only be God) but life has a way of always sorting itself out. Things always work out in the end. I've learnt that there are a lot of things that are happening beyond my control and worrying does nothing to change the situation. So, all I can do is trust and believe that things will always be fine. So I just smile. 

I'm saying this to encourage myself as well as whoever is reading this because sometimes I forget that everything will be okay. If you're anything like me I hate not having my stuff together but I'm slowly but surely learning to just let things be, let the season pass and just smile. 

So for anyone going through a rough period, I've been there. It never lasts. As cliche as it sounds just smile and let it pass.  

Love, Simi x

Photography by @Mr.Okeowo

Photography by @Mr.Okeowo