Stuff + brains

For a moment let’s pretend those roses are peonies and I’m capable of styling a killer bouquet. 

At long last Friday you absolute beast, you’re within reach! I took a mini break from here this past while as work has been the most ultimate level of insane [good insane!] over these past two weeks. There was a flurry of launches, late nights and by-the-skin-of-your-teeth deadlines, which were exciting but kind of left me in a heap of zero cares when I got home. So instead of putting my usual and completely unnecessary level of pressure on myself to blog, I cut myself some slack and chilled. I don’t know why but I have it in my mind that if I don’t blog 3 times a week, I’m a complete failure. While the work madness [good madness!] was happening, Robert was away for training in Atlanta, Georgia and as it was the longest we’ve been apart, it was probably for the best that I didn’t blog as I was a hot mess of emotion. In my loneliness, Juniper and Toshi experienced an entirely new and exciting level of Stockholm syndrome. 

I’m going to try and mentally cut myself some slack and see how it works. Why in the fresh hell do we put ourselves under so much pressure for things that don’t even register on other people’s radar? Brains are crazy things. I’m hoping to work on a few small projects this weekend + see my BFF so it’ll be some long overdue chillaxing. So whatever you do this weekend, and in general, I hope you’re good to your brain. 

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  1. February 13, 2016 / 00:23

    It's so important to be good to your brain. I know EXACTLY how you feel with the 'I *need* to post x amount of times or my blog will somehow dissolve into nothingness… but having zero cares is way more important than that. Enjoy your reunion and happy valentines/galentines day xx

    • February 22, 2016 / 12:12

      I think we're gluttons for punishment. Or maybe it's an Irish thing. I think we sometimes thrive on guilt. Whatever it is, it ain't right.

  2. February 15, 2016 / 14:26

    If Robert is ever in Atlanta again, have him look me up. I'll feed him a good meal and show him the sights. And yeah, be good to your brain. I forget that a lot. Barb_in_GA

    • February 22, 2016 / 12:16

      Following our messages earlier, the next time he's in your neck of the woods and (fingers crossed) he has some time to himself, DEFINITELY. He even said himself it was a shame that he got to see nothing bar the airport, highway and hotel.

  3. February 16, 2016 / 08:53

    I love that picture – and you did style a killer bouquet in my opinion – it looks great!

    Yeah, we are fools to put so much pressure on ourselves. I was going to post twice a week this year, but that soon faded away!! It's hard!

    "Juniper and Toshi experienced an entirely new and exciting level of Stockholm syndrome." – hahaha, that made me laugh!

    Seriously, though – take care of yourself and your brain, and good that you have taken time for some chillaxing xx

    • February 22, 2016 / 12:18

      Thank you my dear xx Am definitely looking more after my brain. Or at least trying!

      And poor Juniper and Toshi. They haven't a hope 😛

  4. February 18, 2016 / 15:59

    Why is easing up on ourselves so hard dang it! I hope you enjoyed your chill time 🙂 It's so important for feeling good and clearing the old noggin' of shit for a while.

    • February 22, 2016 / 12:41

      Thank you so much Lucy and hell yes that's exactly it! If only we could declutter our brains of all the unnecessary shit … Now there's a thought.

  5. February 24, 2016 / 01:02

    Alex, I have no idea.
    I am totally with you on this one. I feel guilty every week that passes and I have not blogged. Time is a precious commodity for me right now, and it is so weird to have this self imposed pressure put on myself. I too, am cutting myself some slack. Winter. Winter is my big excuse. LOL

    • February 24, 2016 / 01:03

      Also, not only do I not have time to blog, but I don't have time to read my FAVORITE blog (obviously, interiorDIYer), so I am binge reading. Sorry for all of the comments in advance!

    • February 28, 2016 / 10:18

      Yes and yes. It is such a form of torture we put on ourselves. There have been many times that I've cracked to Robert about the stupid pressures I put on myself, and once I say them out loud, they sound totally ridiculous. "It's Thursday and I don't have anything to blog for Friday so I have to think of something and photograph it before the sun sets and then I have to write it before I head off to work tomorrow". It's so stupid.

      p.s. The guilt for not reading other blogs is real. I'm going to try catching up today after a month of not reading any. Welp. AND YOU NEVER NEED TO APOLOGISE. I love your spam.

    • February 28, 2016 / 12:36

      I think that is why winter is especially hard… The amount of time available with real light… You hit that right on the head.