Onto the next
We're always in a hurry aren't we? We finish work, we rush home or out to dinner; we finish a big project and it's straight on to finish or find the next; while on holiday we are already pinning where to go next. Does it ever stop?
After our wedding I definitely noticed myself doing this. And why? I mean we had just done one of the most grown up things ever, spent a long time saving and spending the money on it, and spent a year planning it all. So why was I so quick to disregard it and put something in its place?
I suppose it's the rat race in us all, honed ever more by the constant source of Instagram and the internet- telling us we should be better than we were yesterday. And I'm all about the hustle, making money to be able to do great things and yes, I have a hard time from switching off but it's time to take a step back from the insessant need to also keep going for the next big thing, all the while skipping out on all the little bits inbetween.
I'm going to throw the word out that is in vogue at the moment and every blogger uses it but I'm joining the in crowd. The world seems to be obsessed with hygge at the moment. We have to admit thought the Scandi nations seem to be on to something.
A cosy and comfortable home, fresh air and dinner with good company; isn't that something we all strive for? Simple happiness and a bit of calm? I know that I do. I'm never going to be the calmest and most zen person, it's actually pretty laughable to even mention that I could be, because I just won't, it's just not in my DNA. However, I do want to find some balance, to have the big life events to intertwine with the simple pleases, even the mundane and for me to be perfectly happy with how it pans out.
The year has been going so fast and I don't want to contribute to it's speed by wishing it away. So, instead, it's a new autumn resolution if you will, to slow it down, except the unexpected, enjoy all the little things, take it all in, invest in myself and to just stop. Stop worrying, stop leap frogging and celebrate the milestones and the little bits inbetween.