Monday Motivation #8

Monday, 18 July 2016

'Time is luck. So don't waste it living someone else's life, make yours count for something. Fight for what matters to you, no matter what. Because even if you fall short, what better way is there to live?' - Gwen Stacy, 'The Amazing Spideman 2'

* This track especially motivates me as it is the one I walked down the aisle to at our wedding.*

It's okay to take a break

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Things have been rather quiet here lately. And, to be honest, there's no real reason why. I've just been taking some time out for myself. I am back working with Bella&Bear, I'm a full time mum and Dan and I are in the process of finding a new house, so things have been quite hectic. Any spare time I've had has been enjoyed with my feet soaking in a bowl of warm, pepperminty water, filling online shopping baskets or lounging and watching Desperate Housewives. And, as much as I love my blog, I don't feel guilty. I am still a person, I still need time for me to be me. I still need time out.

If there's one thing this time out has done for me, it's that it has really given me a sense of clarity and helped me to realise how important time to yourself is. I have gotten back my perspective and ambition and I am fully focused on my goals. It's so exciting. It's also a big comfort to know that we now have a couple of holidays booked - so my next time outs are not too far away to daydream about if life gets stressful. I can come back refreshed with new ideas and feeling focused again.

Time out (or away) isn't something we should ever feel guilty about. Hell, we should indulge in it more often! It isn't wrong to enjoy your own company every once in a while and to not want to share goings on with everyone and anyone you meet. Those special people will be there for you when you jump back onto your feet, glowing and ready to go. They'll congratulate you and enthuse with you about your new goals and dreams.

On a different note, I have been reflecting a lot and I am really looking forward to Autumn. This terrible summer has taken my mind forward to my favourite time of year; crisp mornings, home cooked food, cosy fashions. If you follow my Instagram feed you'll have seen that I've indulged in a few autumnal pieces in preparation for the colder months and I've fallen deeply in love with the 70's vibe which has really dominated autumnal fashion for the past few years. The fabrics and colours are to die for.

I guess what I'm really trying to say, is that, however you like to spend it, take time out for yourself. You deserve it.