this week has been straight-up hard. sometimes you’re just doing the best you can to make it through, cling to hope and fight another day. i’ve been giving myself permission to zone out every now and again on Pinterest, stay in my jammies an hour longer and throw myself into work. we can pray, give it all to God, sing songs over it and believe for the best, but we also gotta keep moving. for me, it’s been a mix of treating myself kindly, having grace and having permission to also keep truckin. to my fellow ladies in the struggle this week, you’re not alone. it’s okay to feel what you feel and simply do the best you can. 💛
🌿✨“She had always lived her best life in dreams. She knew no greater pleasure than that moment of passage into the other place, when her limbs grew warm and heavy and the sparkling darkness behind her lids became ordered and doors opened; when conscious thought grew owl's wings and talons and became other than conscious.”✨🌿
¿Qué es la felicidad? Me preguntó un alumno hace unos días, yo le respondí... La felicidad para mi, son sensaciones que están dentro de uno y que te calientan el corazón y el alma, son pedacitos de cosas pequeñas, incluso cotidianas.
Es sonreír, sintiendo gratitud en el pecho...
Es el café de la tarde con una buena amiga, el ronroneo de mis gatitos cuando los acaricio, reír conversando con mi hermano, los detalles inesperados, el roce “accidental” de la persona que me gusta, la mirada amorosa de un perrito, que suene mi canción favorita en mi spotify cuando voy caminando por la calle, oír la voz de mi mami al otro lado del celular, el mensajito de texto de “buenos dias” de esa nueva ilusión que se esta colando poco a poco y que me dibuja una sonrisa tonta, caminar y sentir el viento en la cara, descubrir que le gustas a quien te gusta 😍
En pocas palabras, la felicidad , es una suma de momentos, detalles y cotidianidades que aprendes a valorar en el momento que dejas de ponerle atención a lo que te roba la sonrisa y cortas con todo aquello que no te enciende.
Ser feliz es una decisión que se toma todos los días y todos los días, yo decido ser feliz. .
Today, I’m sharing a project I gave a go last Saturday as part of a slow January reboot. In addition to my Rule of Life, I made a vision board for what I hope to do and be in the coming of year. Guided by my Rule of Life, I’m letting this be my daily reminder rather than a checklist of goals to tick off. It’s a fun project that I thoroughly enjoyed - much more than I expected to! - and that left me feeling creative and productive. Give it a go!
Link in profile! 👆🏻
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There’s just something so special about the architecture in London! I love these private entrances, the doors have so much character, and would you look at the details on the arches! My heart! 😍
Brunch with Bebe after some early morning wedding venue hunting!
Showed up to view a fancy golf course as a venue and turns out the lady we were meeting never showed up, let alone literally anyone else... So after a quick self guided tour in the empty clubhouse we decided it’s not for us and ran off for some food ☺️💛 been having lots of anxiety about finding a venue which in turns creates stress on whether or not we even want a big wedding, but eventually I know we’ll find somewhere!!
✨ if only my week was as magical as these cute little tea lights. This week has literally been sponsored by lemon tea ☕️ & throat sweets 🍬 I’ve been off sick that last couple of days and I can tell you it is not ideal. ❄️ Isn’t the weather so bitterly cold in Cambridge recently? Not great when you’re under the weather with a cold! 🥶💖
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Because yoga is always better when it’s a shared experience, amIright? So here we are with a variation on child’s pose, where Mum rests along the bolster. Once I’ve moved out the way, obviously. Note, while I’m a good size and length to use for this asana variation in place of a bolster, I wriggle.
Who was the first character that really intrigued you?
David Bowie’s Jareth ( #thegoblinking ) from #labyrinth was everything to me as a kid and beyond. I loved how he straddled the morally grey and made me want to understand his motivations. I am ALWAYS seeking characters like him in the books I read.
In the comments tell me about some of your favorite bad guy characters. And what are your thoughts on the new THG book being about President Snow?
Last light, and another moment from our Hogmanay walk at Gullane. I shared this walk on @stellerstories and had meant to share on stories here too but didn’t and then thought, ‘well, it’s too late... we’ve all moved into January mode now...’ But this last sunset of 2019 was too beautiful not to share, so see more from this walk on stories.
“I was a little girl
Alone in my little world
Who dreamed of a little home for me.
I played pretend between the trees,
And fed my houseguests bark and leaves,
And laughed in my pretty bed of green.
I had a dream
That I could fly
From the highest swing.
I had a dream.
Long walks in the dark
Through woods grown behind the park,
I asked God who I'm supposed to be.
The stars smiled down on me,
God answered in silent reverie.
I said a prayer and fell asleep.”
- 🎵“Dream” by Priscilla Ahn *****
This sweet song exactly mirrors how I grew up and how I saw my world with little eyes, and when I came across this ramshackle fort a few days ago on a walk, it immediately brought me back to those days playing in the forest and believing I was a queen or a magical being, that I was lovely on the outside and the inside, and that I was destined for something wonderful.
When did we stop believing these things?
I challenge you all to start seeing yourself again like you did when you were really little.
How much you believed in yourself and knew you were lovely and able to do anything you set your mind to.
Don’t lose sight of that wonder, but meet with it the wisdom and lessons that you have learned now.
It’s wonderful to grow up and very healthy to do so but it doesn’t mean you have to put those things to rest.
You can be young and old all at once. ✨🍂 #littlewoodlandwhimsies
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Happy Hump Day!
Yesterday was my first day back to work after being away sick and I am SO tired 🤣
I also started Supernatural from season 1 and did that all of last night instead of reading... whoops 🤷🏻♀️😂
As a reading update, I am LOVING The Way of Kings so far! I’m a slow reader so I’m not going through it fast but I am definitely enjoying it!
❔Are you a slow reader or fast? How many books do you normally read at one time?
Current status: watching telly with Mum while waiting on Dad coming home from work. And just to make this wait even more 😲, Dad went to our grocery store at lunchtime and he’s coming home with a fresh stock of chews. Chews. Dear Dad, please hurry.
~ G r A t i T u d e ~
Before your feet touch the floor in the morning, say 3 times ‘thank you’. Starting your day with gratitude is so powerful, zen & energy boosting 💫 Tell me, how do you start your day? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you open your eyes? I’m challenging you to start doing the above ~ are you in? 💗
• the windows and the back door have been open most of the morning (in between the rain showers 🌧) to push out the stale air - the difference it makes is incredible👌🏻hearing the passing birds and the tinkle of the wind chimes outside in the garden is just so good🌱✨🐦😌 #coffeeandbooks#showmeyourstyled •
• this is home today ✨dark but lit by lamps and my new candle, a gift at christmas🕯podcast streaming - currently jeremy vine ‘what makes us human’ (obsessed with the cerys matthews episode) 🎶📻 warming soup thawing🥕🍲 rain still falling 🌧wind still blowing 🌬 it’s the little things, and lots to be thankful for p.s what conversations are you loving, i’m always looking for new series to listen too #fionaannalkitchen#showmeyourstyled •
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Sunday mood💬 °
Moja niedziela, to dzień lenia totalnego...,a Wasza?Mam wrażenie, że póki nie nadejdzie wiosna,to ze mnie już pożytku żadnego nie będzie 🙈No chyba ,że rzeczywiście załapiemy się w lutym, jeszcze na jakąś szaloną zime z prawdziwego zdarzenia..,ale póki co,niech żyje kanapa,ciepła herbatka & koc✌ °
it’s been dark and moody in Vancouver lately, which I’ve been embracing. Focusing on the simple things is always a goal of mine and I feel like the last week I’ve been doing a pretty good job at it ☺️
. @mejuri was so kind to gift me this lovely bold chain bracelet and it’s been a great accessory to brighten up dreary days ✨ #mejuri#thefinecrew
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Moment for me ... °
Witajcie w środę♡ Jejj,chciałam sobie ominąć poniedziałek ,a zaraz mnie tu weekend zastanie🙈Ale nie narzekam,bo ten styczeń to musi się skończyć, szału to z nim jednak nie ma i już raczej nie będzie 🙊 A jak wam mija tydzień, daje radę?💪 °
Do you ever wake up and have no clue what day it is?
That was me this morning. I don’t know if I slept that well and lost time or what but I was so confused. On my second cup of coffee and more in tune to reality now.
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A lot of people don’t know this... but when you create an Instagram account, there’s a small section in the user agreement that asks you how much of your life you’re now willing to dedicate to choosing the perfect shades of white paint😂😂 Ok, they don’t actually ask you that... But they should ☺️ Because if you know, you know 🤪 .
We had the lovely opportunity to work with @clarepaint and give our bathrooms a little updating! They made choosing the perfect shades of white so easy! We chose Snow Day for the walls and No Filter for the trim. What do you think?! #shareyourclare
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