I didn’t have a post planned for today. In fact, this week has been so busy that everything seems to have passed me by in the blink of an eye, leaving me feeling a little hazy.
Don’t get me wrong, this week has been pretty lovely – about as lovely as they can get really. I’ve caught up with some of my favourite people, I went to the ‘NW’ screening – an adaptation of the novel by Zadie Smith, which the company I work for have produced. I treated myself to some new beautiful botanical and blush notebooks from These Charming Things (the excitement that I feel for new stationary can’t be healthy!)
I received the beautiful Design Nation tray from a competition that I won on Instragram, led by the wonderful About This Haus & Addition Store (thanks again all, I love it!) I’ve spent my week surrounded by not one, but two bunches of beautiful blooms that the sidepiece picked for me (what a babe) and we spent our first weekend together since the start of the month DIYing.
Over the past few weeks Joe & I have been plotting and planning lots of different bits of homeware that we could make together. One of our little projects – a little decorative hexi-tray. There are still a few finishing touches to do but I’m already so proud of what we have achieved!
Anyway, I digress. So it’s been a pretty lovely week. But whenever I’ve turned on the news, or I’ve gone on Facebook, for example, there have been moments when I’ve seen something heartbreaking, something that’s made me take a step back for a minute and think. Sometimes we need those moments – those moments when we just check back in again with the rest of the world after getting a little too caught up in our own lives. I feel like my eyes have been opened again and it’s made me look at the world around me a little more clearly.
As humans, there are times when we feel like we’re invincible – like nothing bad will ever happen. Other times we’re our own worst enemy- we focus on the things that are pulling us down and forget about all the good things, the little things that we can so easily take for granted.
But when I see people who I can relate to, who have lost someone that they love or they have been caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, it makes my stomach drop. It makes you put things into perspective.
Life is simply for living.
So if you’re in a job that you hate, look for something else – life is too short to be stuck in a dead end job that sucks the life out of you.
If you want to travel, then travel – you might have to scrimp and save and ultimately become a recluse for a while, but you’ll be repaid in memories that will last you a lifetime.
Give yourself a break – get outdoors, see the world. The world is full of wonders, you just need to open your eyes wide enough to see them (some are right on your doorstep too!)
Tell people how much you love them, all day every day. Better still – show them.
Don’t just wait for things to happen – make them happen.
We’re all so guilty of getting wrapped up in our own lives. Too often, I will roll my eyes when I see someone moaning about someone indirectly or about something petty on social media, which is something that I wrote about in my Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti post. Don’t get me wrong, I complain about silly little things. Things like Joe not picking his pants up off the floor, or my train being delayed for example, but I’ve realised this needs to stop. I need to look at the bigger picture.
So, in a nutshell – go and grab life by the balls and do what you love always. I’m pretty sure we won’t regret it.
“Don’t think, don’t dwell, just live.”