Sunday 8 March 2015

30 Before 30 - Stop Being a Slob, Create Beauty and Enjoy The Little Things

This week I took a look at my 30 Before 30 list, in an effort to plan and strategize how I'm going to complete the remaining tasks - after all, I turn 30 in April so I've got to get a move on!  While studying the list, I noticed that some tasks were actually an ongoing effort since starting this blog - namely, the shift I've taken to constantly surrounding myself with fresh flowers, espressos and carefully crafted breakfast trays every morning.

I'll give you a big of background about me - I'm a messy gal.  Seriously, wherever I do mess seems to follow me and try as I may, I can't seem to change it.  Since getting into blogging though, and especially the obsession that is Instagram, I've started creating a bit of an overly-stylized life for myself.  What started off as trying to achieve a beautiful photo and turned into a daily habit for myself - namely, creating breakfast trays and always having fresh flowers around.

You must be thinking that I, along with most other bloggers, create these stylized photos for show but I can honestly attest to a huge change in my life once I started making the time to create little moment s of beauty for myself.  When I have fresh flowers in my house, I'm so much more likely to keep it clean - crazy right, but true!  Starting the morning off with a beautiful breakfast tray almost guarantees a better mood and outlook for myself for the day, even if I only get to enjoy it for 15 minutes before going to work.  The world definitely has it's share of trails and hardships, and sometimes creating beauty for ourselves can make all the difference in our outlooks and attitudes.

The point that I'm trying to get across is that while I still am a bit of a mess, will always leave crumbs when I eat and can't get dressed without destroying a bedroom, I've learned the importance of carving out beautiful moments for myself - one beautiful breakfast tray and bunch of fresh flowers at a time.

What do you do for 'me time?'  Let me know!

xo Joëlle


  1. I love this! It can be so easy to scoff at all the perfectly stylized instagram shots that show up in our feeds, while simultaneously feeling like our lives don't compare. In the end we have to create that beauty for ourselves. xo -Camille

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    1. Well said Camille, thank you for your thoughtful comment!

  2. Ooooh,I'm definitely the same! Same as Instagram too (and since doing the #100happydays challenge), I've been loving my Instagram set ups and wish they could stay that way forever - but alas not as most of them are set up on a foldable table... ;___;

    But definitely get what you mean about wanting to stay tidy.... once it's neat and tidy... somehow it just gets messy again -_-"


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