Happy New Year! Let’s get right into it. I have totally let my beautiful blog get taken over by weeds, dust and spiders. Life is busy, my priorities are much different right now, growing this company and this one, trying to find balance mentally, figure out how to juggle working and being a wife, mother, friend and so on. The blog suffered and it was a result of my poor planning, lack of time, and really – a busy (lovely, totally awesome) life.
And so. I’ve decided to voice, and put to words, that the blog is taking a wee pause. Officially. Over the next few months I’m taking stock of the things I’m doing and figuring out how all of the pieces work together.
This isn’t a goodbye post, as I fully intend to come back. I have blog post ideas coming out of my ears and things I want to share – but I need to reevaluate the direction of the blog. We have big plans for the years ahead, and all must be blogged about – but for now, you can find me on Instagram and Pinterest.
Sorry for the quietness around here. I went through a little detox from social media/ blogging for the last bit. Sometimes the pace of life needs to shift, and I found myself craving, needing calm, clarity and quiet.
I’m always worried that when these things start to happen – that I feel my moods shift – that it may be an incoming black cloud of depression – which I have experienced in my life. But I found that meditation, self care, saying no to things and keeping life simple seems to have gotten me through that stage, and I’m on the other end feeling lighter and my mind is clearer.
I’m still being kind to myself, and giving myself the permission to not overdo it. I used to think being busy = being successful. That one had to say yes to friends in order to keep friendships. But our priorities in life sometimes shift, and I found myself needing to retreat and enjoy my little man, go swimming as a family after school, go to the cottage with family, take a day off to be with my sister and work at my own pace – which is still sometimes at midnight in bed on my laptop, but it’s not with the feelings of guilt that I had to do something.
Anyhow, here’s to self care, long hot baths, snuggling with your loved ones, sleeping in on the weekends. I hope that if you ever feel unsure about what direction your life is going, that you give yourself permission to say no to things and let your mind be quiet. I find it’s truly helpful and has gotten me through some gloomy days. xo
As Summer moves into Fall, I’m sensing a move to more earth tone colours and the crave for earthy wares. Tones that evoke the feeling of the 70’s with oranges, pinks and rust. Here are some items I’ve bookmarked and have in my cart…