Monday, 24 December 2012

Climb that damn mountain.

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.
Jack Kerouac

We all have those mundane, everyday tasks that we have to complete, ranging from washing the dishes, to getting the weekly shopping done or doing some paper work. This is nothing to moan about of course because these things have to be done, whether you like it or not - life is not always exciting or glamorous or even interesting but when it is it's so important to remember those times and even more important to make sure you actually plan for these times. Maybe not exactly climbing a mountain like the quote suggests, but booking that holiday with friends, planning a once in a lifetime trip, planning and organising a party, applying for that dream job, going on that date, or even simply booking a table at your favourite restaurant and just laughing with your friends till your sides hurt. These are the moments that are looked forward to, celebrated and remembered.
Sometimes you go through times, especially around exam time at school/uni or a deadline at work or being in a job that you hate, that can make you feel trapped or get you down but you know what helps? Having something to look forward to and to know that those times will pass. The thing about bad times and good times is that neither last forever, and that's ok. Because you get through the bad times in order to enjoy the good times.
I think it could be sad if, when opportunities present themselves, we do not take them and grab them with both hands. Obviously we can't do everything, but using excuses that really do not add up, saying no, putting off doing something, letting 'life' get in the way or sticking to your comfort zone (as nice as it may be in your zone!) can only hold you back and open doors for regret. Because, when it comes down to it, the memories of your good times and the product of your labour and hard work is surely the one thing that will stand the test of time.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

'Baby it's cold outside' // Morning Musings

IT'S SO COLD!! I feel like I'm walking in a freezer every time I step outside :( Is it this cold everywhere else or is it just Nottingham or am I just a wimp? I'm not quite sure...

Anyway, I met up a while ago with my friend Nora for coffee and chats and managed to dig out this shirt from my mum's wardrobe to wear. I don't even know where she bought it from but I love the embroidery detail at the top.  Honestly, I haven't worn white in like three years just because I'm so paranoid of getting something on it but this shirt is just too nice.

Shirt; My Mum's
Blazer; Matalan
Jeans; New Look

I saw this text post on Tumblr recently and spent a good five minutes just thinking to myself about how true it was.

 It reminded me of a scene from the film The Holiday where Kate Winslet's character, Iris, is being given some good old fashioned advice - 'Iris, in the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason, you're behaving like the best friend.'  Yep. You don't wanna go living your life as the best friend in someone else's movie, but the leading lady in your own... as weird/abstract as that may sound. But I hope you get the point/idea/message!  It's nice to remind yourself every now and then just how important you actually are. I think it's easy to get lost sometimes in thinking that you have to be a certain way, act a certain way or be a certain type of person in order for you and your beliefs, views or opinions to be taken seriously. You don't.  This is something I struggled with loads during school and college while constantly being reminded by teachers about how quiet I was. Is being quiet a bad thing? Obviously within reason, it's not like I would just sit there and not communicate ever with anyone... I just wasn't as loud as everyone else. Everything is so cut-throat and everyone is so harsh with each other it feels like if you're not standing up and shouting out your opinions, you have nothing worth saying... What do you guys think?

Sunday, 2 December 2012

There is no place like home...

Growing up, me and my family moved around waaaaaaay too many times. Every time we would 'settle' it seemed like it was time to move again to the point were I think we just stopped trying to make our houses feel 'homely', if you know what I mean, and just accepted them as they were and as we bought them. So I can't wait to have my own place and take the time to decorate it and really turn it into a home.  I like the idea of a home with lots of colour, natural light, books, candles and just pictures everywhere and things that show off your character/personality. Oh and everything is coming straight from Ikea. Is it sad that I sometimes just flick through their catalogue or check out their website even though I'm obviously not going to be buying anything just yet?  Anyway, in anticipation of the time I get the keys to my first place, I thought I would do a quick home inspiration post.

Images sourced from Tumblr and Hom-e

I hope you've all had a great week!