Part of my journey to live for the "Here&Now" includes learning to "bloom where I am planted".
As I child, that old fashioned saying used to frustrate me to no end.
Bloom where you are planted!? Why not pick up your roots & run wild, be free!? What good is it just putting up with ok when you could go out & find awesome! (I had a bit of a rebellious streak growing up... it explains a lot!)
So now that I find myself living in a teeny tiny townhouse surrounded by pug hair & a job that I'm not 100% crazy about... I totally get it.
Life isn't about wanting the "good life" that is out there somewhere, it is about making what you have right in front of you your best life.
Thrive where you are. Bloom in the moment.
So while my humble abode isn't going to be gracing the amazingness of Glitter Guide, or the Every Girl any day soon, I want to work on cherishing it, even in its imperfectness.
Hopefully once or twice a month I will share with you a snapshot of my home, a behind the scenes look at mi casa. I picked up the laundry & blew off the pug hair, but these are not stylized shots, just my house as it was on a rainy Sunday evening... heck, I even left my retainer out for you! Now that's hospitality.
Welcome to my bedroom:
|c/dock iPhone charger & my current reading list|
|Going to bed with soft & yummy smelling hands is the best! (Anthro pure & good lotion)|
|Practicing the cultivation of gratitude with my nightly journal. I light a candle, reflect on my day, jot down a note... & then get on Instagram. haha, keeping it real!|
|I never before owned "room spray" but this W Hotel's room fragrance is legit! I spritz a little on my pillow before I brush my teeth & get to sink my head into deliciousness every night!|
bedside tables, last year's Threshold collection from Target
|The other side of the bed, Ty's reading material is a little different than my selections!|
|We collect corks from meaningful occasions, write a note on them & keep them close by to remember our good fortunes & great times!|
|A favorite pillow from PB Teen (old)|
|I swear, she is a Sour Patch kid. One moment she's sweet, the next she's horrid! #grumpypug|
|Silk peonies that we will be using in our wedding.|
|my stud muffin, Doug the Pug|
|I inherited this wall map from school & we use it to document all the places we have travelled together. It is nice waking up & dreaming about vacations!|
The Kentucky Derby in Louisville, picking out our pugs in Bowling Green, meeting in Nashville, school retreats at Paris Landing State Park, white water rafting outside Chattanooga, music festival shenanigans in Manchester Tennessee.
|my little model. she loves to twerk, don't be fooled!|
|my jellies watch over me as I sleep!|
So there she blows! I never knew I could take so many pictures of such a small room! And I even managed to forget to capture one of my favorite prints (gotta love a good Vonnegut quote!)
How do you bloom where you are planted?