So I haven’t logged into my WordPress since December. SO much has changed and now I feel like I’m learning the whole platform all over again. It’s really strange looking and kinda basic. Why’d they change it? lol. I can’t preview any of my 200+ drafts (lol yes I have too many unedited posts that I’ve never posted, some, years old).
Anyway, this post is a four month old draft that I’m revising and wanting to post. I’d love to blog (and Instagram) more. I miss chitchatting on here. I want to share my favourites with you again. My weekly edits, of what my favourites are. What I’m wearing (if you care) , and my simplified beauty routine. My life is starting to become clean and clutter free. Ugh it’s fantastic. I recently followed Clean Mama on Instagram and it’s keeping me accountable because I can use her hashtag with my daily house-chore progress hah! I used to reserve it for just one day a week, and if I missed that day I’d get super annoyed with myself.I believe our environment affects our stress levels. No doubt about it. For instance, now I don’t want to fuss too much in the morning with what to wear. I’ve created my own sort of uniform to wear each day the past few months, which consists of basic tees and jeans/leggings. Everything matches. It also helps to lay out everything, the clothes you’re going to wear the next day including undergarments the night before. Anyone else do that? I’m a fan. Plus, I don’t want to dip into any precious time by unnecessarily making decisions on what to wear.
Know what I’m getting at?
I’m not posting this decluttering my life all because of the Marie Kondo Netflix show. Although, I did watch that and enjoy it. I’m not turning minimalist, but at the same time I don’t mind if it goes that way. I mean, I’m getting rid of stuff that keeps my mind too busy with “what should I do with this?”. The clothes in the dresser drawers that I never reach for have now been donated. The piles of PR makeup + bought makeup have also been given away months ago. I’m relieved. Now my space where I get ready is much neater. It was pretty freeing donating all that endless amounts of makeup/clothes. I kept a few makeup pieces that I wear daily. Then the rest is a few backups, and some (not going to lie) props for flatlays. Geeze, flatlays really are my jam. If I could be a product photographer, I’d love it. Any brands listening? Just someone come by and clean up the mess after that’d be great.
I’m deliberately seeking a more manageable, calm mind. Being in the present with my baby boy the past 11.5 months. Living in the moment, and nurturing and holding on to it. Of course I’m exhausted sometimes Who isn’t. Caffeine helps. But I’ll never complain about him, or whine about how tired I am.
To wind down in the evenings I mindlessly scroll on Instagram. It’s my vice. I just love it, and I love flicking through the photos of clean design. Beautiful and simple home decor.I’m making time for things that matter most in life and I’m not in a comparison trap with anyone. I love where I am.
The end. Welcome 2019.