This post is a little overdue. I have been busy with my life (read work) getting in the way. It’s funny the play between wanting to live a simpler life and, well, what really happens. I have been gathering a few links though that I have wanted to share with you. Things I have been loving. Articles that tickle my fancy. You feel me?
What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Now I’m not a morning person in the least bit, it takes me about 20-30 minutes and laying there, reading in bed and digesting information before I feel safe enough to get up and face the day. During that time I like to read snippets from a few newsletters I receive , check tumblr, and of course scroll through Instagram. While I don’t follow many people I’m not friends with in real life the ones that I I absolutely love.
Have you ever sat down and thought about how you want to see yourself? It’s kind of an odd thing. I find that I have these random thoughts in my head of not just who I am, but this dream me. For me the the imaginary me is far more articulate, stylish, a healthy eater, and does yoga. After thinking about this the other day I decided I that I want to actively start working to be that person. My first step–actually doing yoga.
For awhile I kept seeing a pin that had several mason jars with white text that said “Living without labels.” I might be remembering this slightly wrong so if I am forgive me, I wasn’t able to find it again. I didn’t read the blog post at first. Frankly, I found it vaguely annoying. This partly had to do with the amount that it was coming up in my feed (thanks Pinterest) but mostly it was the fact that it’s very difficult to separate yourself from all companies and rid your life of labels. Basically when I saw this pin I just rolled my eyes and assumed it was another high and mighty post about well… fill in the blank.
I could browse for hours looking at tiny homes but what gets me really excited is when they combine small space with unique and minimal design (I am a designer after all). Sometimes I like to imagine that I could be an architect in another life, but for now I am just going to admire houses online.
There is something funny about underwear. They are one of the few items that are so close to us, they can make us feel incredibly confident or put a major kink in our day. Recently I went through my underwear drawer and got rid of most of them (it’s embarrassing what I was holding on to). Since then I have needed to buy more and have a very difficult time finding any to be excited about (read sweatshop free, cute, and made to actually be worn).