Friday, June 19, 2015

Life Lately: Little things

I'm going to be honest and say that I haven't been feeling great the past week. This is what usually happens come mid year break: amidst the constant studying I really look forward to the holidays but once they arrive I feel a bit lost on what to do. I am happy that I have picked up a few more shifts at work, but being someone who thrives on always having something to do or a project to work on, I can't help but feel a little useless or like I'm wasting precious time. In addition, despite being an introvert, I love the feeling of going into uni and being surrounded by my peers and seeing their faces almost every day during the week.

With too much time to spare, my mind inevitably wanders and I begin to worry about things like my future, notably my career, and how or if I'll even be able to find a job after University. The days seem to fly by, I've been working on a few freelance jobs on the side, and yet, I still haven't been feeling satisfied. It can be hard when you feel like you're perpetually stuck in a rut.

So, in an effort to take a step back from everything on my mind, I allowed myself to enjoy a morning of fun with friends, and it brightened my spirits like nothing else, and then I took the rest of the day at a slow pace. I remembered that little activities can do a world of good. I decided to write a post dedicated to a few little things that have made me happy and from now on, I hope to seek out activities that will provide meaning for me, no matter how big or small.

1. The most delicious stack of pancakes (and probably the prettiest too!)
2. Finding little snippets of text in a book and having it resonate so profoundly. I've really been enjoying reading I Wrote This for You during quiet moments (best for bus rides)
3. I really love how flowers are back in 'vogue' (even seen plated in cafes and restaurants. See: first photo). These images bring a huge smile to my face. Check out my Pinterest Board Floral Arrangements here
4. I started putting together my package for the Oh Comely Package Swap! I've really been enjoying putting care into the package and shopping for little gifts for my perfect stranger.

What little things have made you smile recently?
NGOC LAN said...

The stack of pancakes looks so delicious. I hope you will feel better next week.

Josie Spicer said...

I think I know how you feel, Carina. I was like, 'oh yeah! holidays! i am going to do all of the art and writing projects I keep putting off!' but then I don't, or I don't know where to begin.

Little things that have made me smile lately: baking bread, spotting new buds on my snapdragon, finding a secret ninja sticker in my bathroom that is only visible in the mirror.

Thanks for sharing. x

Carina Maree said...

Yes, that's exactly it! I get overwhelmed with having so much time on my hands I think. Best of luck with your projects :)

Those are lovely little things. Baking bread is always rewarding

Carina Maree said...

Thank you :)

Antonella_7694 said...

Very nice post:)))


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