Monday, May 13, 2013

is right now

Today I did lots of small good things for myself; things that I never seem to have time to do anymore:

I made my space more alive: I deep-cleaned my room, reorganized my lovely little things to be less cluttered and more fresh. I filled a box with clothes and shoes and picture frames that I can do without. I washed all my blankets and fluffed my pillows. 

I picked white lilacs, filling a mason jar with their stems & my room with their scent. 
I opened a new bottle of red wine & sipped it while cooking myself a yummy, healthy dinner. 
I discovered and listened to new music. 
I read a magazine and had afternoon coffee, for one.
I carefully packaged a vintage blazer, sent with love to Norway.  
I found the sweetest new blog
I worked out, hard. 

These things seem slight, but put them all together in one day and I feel centered, at peace, and more in tune with myself than I have in weeks. I'm hardly ever alone these days, and I forget how much I need that until I get it. I'm so blessed. Love.

one more day to enter to win gorgeous spring vintage


ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww what a very lovely post. Every now and then I encounter a bump along the day but I find that whenever I start counting all the good things that's happened in a day I can honestly say that there are a lot more good events than bad ones. It's these simple moments that makes life super sweet. Oh and an afternoon coffee definitely completes my afternoon. I like my coffee ice cold, I think the coffee flavor tends to be more rich when it is cold.

Abbigayle Rashae said...

So glad you found some time to yourself today.

I really should organize things myself. It's been difficult though, lately. Starting a new job and having my brother move back in, taking my room. So, right now I'm sharing with my little sister.

Stay sweet!

-XO Abbigayle Rashae

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!

What a lovely day that must have been! I love that you are taking time for yourself...

Have the best week ever,


Ellie said...

This sounds like a wonderful time. WELL DONE IN ADMITTING TO YOURSELF THAT YOU NEEDED YOU TIME. Sometimes we forget about ourselves. You have inspired me to make time for myself this weekend. Thanks girl!

Eccentric Owl said...

Ah, this sounds like such a lovely, refreshing day! I need one of these days soon. And isn't that Vanity Fair magazine so amazing? I LOVE all of the pictures of Audrey in it. So gorgeous.

Jennifer said...

Very sweet post :)

xo Jennifer

walking dot photography said...

Sounds like a beautiful day! I love it when I can sneak one of those into my week!
ps. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Aw, I love this post. Taking those days to do those little things seriously do make a HUGE difference. I need to follow your lead and do the same soon! xo