The last few months have gone by ridiculously quick, and I feel like January was yesterday. Sorry for the absence, and there really is no excuse, so here’s a quick roundup of what I’ve been up to over the past few months.
If you don’t already know, (like where have you even been?!) I got a puppy this month. Meet Finn, my black pudge puppy. Me and my boyfriend have been talking about getting a puppy for what seemed like years, and this year we decided to add a dog to our growing fur family.
I’m going to do a whole post about him because I think it’ll be really helpful, but do leave a comment if you have any questions specifically regarding getting a puppy, or the pug breed.
I’m back on the gram after some time off- and back here.
I’ve said this before but I’ve spent so long looking for meaning in all of this social stuff that I took the fun out of it. Planning, producing and editing all became a chore, and I quite literally was looking at the bigger picture and ignoring each individual thing, be it a post, a photo or an outfit.
A few weeks ago I got a Harpers baazar from work, I sat down before bed and went through the pages, looking at all the perfectly composed and edited images. Each page was perfectly designed, each paragraph painstakingly edited and re-edited until perfect.
It made me think back to the days when I used to spend hours tweaking my logo, editing images and updating the CSS of my blog. It was never quite perfect, and I loved being able to work on something.
What I got from the magazine, and my rather bland trip down memory lane was that I really missed working on things as individual projects. I like things having a reason and a purpose, and this *waves arms infront of the computer* this social thing, has kind of made me lost sight of that.
This brings me onto my next point, flow. And no I don’t mean our friend aunt flow who visits on the monthly regs. I mean flow as in that feeling you have when life just flows.
I’ve been really interested in mindfulness and minimalism for a while now, and I have always been intrigued by flow. Jess lively who runs the podcast ‘the lively show’ speaks about it a lot.
At first I didn’t really get it, as I was so focussed on having a purpose, a reason for doing things. Recently I’ve taken a bit more of a step back with it all, and started doing things with the sole purpose of just doing them. Taking joy in the process instead of focussing too much on the outcome.
So far, I can’t really comment that much on this, I *think* it’s going well but I’ll give you all an update in a few weeks.