The bump has grown by leaps and bounds in just a couple of days. I didn't have backache previously but I can feel it coming now. Time to call in the masseuse! Meanwhile, I'm grateful for loose comfy clothes like this offshoulder embroidered dress c/o @joopboutique that allow me to up my style game despite all the changes going on in my body.
‘Feelin Orange Lately... Can You Tell?’ 10.16.2017 andy.omo | At the beginning of the year I can honesty tell you that orange was not my favorite color. Now, almost at the end of the year, it’s one of my favorite colors along with red and yellow. Warm colors have been good to me this summer and into fall and I’m just excited to experiment more with color.
31 Carysfort Road House by ODOS Architects situated in Dalkey, Ireland. The space pulls your eye to the sudden splashes of color provided by warm wood, a basket of fruit and the green brush in the garden. The reduction of color allows the space to feel bigger as the clean lines lead you to the primary spaces washed by light. The space successfully integrates function into beauty as the details are embedded into the interior. A simple floor lamp is the only visible light source as the natural daylight floods the interior space. The shower and washroom area is softened with a rich, dark color as it creates a welcoming experience in this area of high use. #courtyard#tree#simple#simplicity#homedesign#homedecor#concrete#irish#ireland#lighting#sky#light
thinking about a foray into minimalism, whatever that will mean to me. i can see the benefits, and definitely relate to feeling overwhelmed with so much /stuff/. everywhere. all the time.
“what am i so afraid of?”
i was reflecting on this question after reading some of @theminimalists essays and listening watching their #minimalism documentary on @netflixca. to be honest, a lot came to mind, top 3 being:
1) my relationships - my friends and family are all caught up in the same sort of lifestyle that i am. i don’t want them to feel like i’m shaming them or forcing them to change. i don’t want to alienate myself from my boyfriend either.
2) convenience - i consider myself to be a fairly busy person. (to be fair, a lot of my ‘spare time’ actually becomes consumed by mindlessly scrolling through social media and doing busy work) i’m worried that minimalism and living more sustainably in general could conflict with my life.
3) fear of change - i love my stuff - at least i think i do. i know i’d be fine without about 70% of the things i keep, but it’s still sentimental getting rid of so much.
i know minimalism meets my values though, and i hope to adapt some of these principles to live a more #mindful and happy life. we’re all searching for a way to find fulfilment, and i’d like this to be something i explore - at least for now. feel free to follow along, but this #insta account is for me.