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3.11.2014

Quote of the Week: The Sun


Yep, it's been a while since I posted a quote and it's been a while since I posted period. Hey, life is crazy, people. We all know this and as much as I'd love to have a career just as a writer/blogger, such is not the case.

In the last month, I've spent about 3 weeks in the horrible cold and darkness of NYC and barely had time to see my husband or beloved dog…I mean, beloved husband and dog. Work is stressful, but we do what we can and sometimes we can't find the energy to write about a favorite product, place, or shoot a tutorial or outfit of the day.

We're posed with questions like, "do I spend some quality time with my husband or do I make him lug his camera around and shoot a photo of me wearing a new outfit?"

Or "do I take my dog for a well-deserved walk or do I think about what beauty products I've been obsessed with lately?"

So goes life, but I'm trying not to get down about it, even though I often do. I feel bad when I don't write a blog post, though I'm pretty sure no one is sitting around and thinking, "well, Nami failed to post a Sunday Styles again! She's so inconsistent."

I'm trying to be kinder to myself, to my life, and look my husband in the eye when we go out to dinner rather than Instagram a photo of the amazing dessert sitting in the perfect mood lighting…and this all brings me to today's quote.

It's two-fold. Firstly, I'm back in Los Angeles for a while and combined with the glorious Daylight Savings of this past weekend, I'm getting a much-needed dose of vitamin D. Very literally, I'm turning my face to the sun and the shadows, both figuratively and literally, are falling behind me. There's nothing I cherish more than a sunny afternoon with my husband doing everything, nothing, or something in between. For that, I'm grateful.

Secondly, I've been trying to pull myself out of my rut. I get into ruts after mass amounts of traveling. Time differences, work schedules, and being an adult have made the day-to-day a little rough. Pile on top of this things like discussing finances, houses, and children and you got yourself a soul-crushing weight on your shoulders. Oh, and PMS…that helps. So, let's all just be thankful Nami isn't on some rampage, yelling at kids on her lawn, pointing out parking meters that have run out, and running cyclists off the road.

With that, I'm trying to turn to the sun. (Yes, I'm being literal and figurative again here.) Of course, I'll be packing on the SPF, but I realize now that I can't live without light in my life. It's finally time I sit back a little bit, stop being a neurotic overworker, and take time for the ones I love…including myself. (I'm still trying figure out this whole "love thyself" thing, but I could start with a massage, enrolling in some workout classes, and training myself to take 30 minute naps once in a while without the creeping thought that I could be vacuuming the apartment instead of resting.)

I know most of you are of the non-commenting type, but I'm reaching out here and asking, what do you recommend when one is in a rut? I feel like I need a change and I'm all ears for suggestions on how to jump start myself and get back to the land of the living. Help! xo!

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  1. Chin up, buttercup! I'm not the advising type, but when I start feeling...bad or restless, I try to forgive myself for however I'm feeling. Sounds like you're doing that anyways. And then, I'm a musician so I read Effortless Mastery and do some (delusional, but only until they are fulfilled) meditations.
    Your writing is beautiful as always!

    Hana

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    1. OMG, Hana, I just saw this comment. Sorry for the delay in response.
      (I've been haunted with horrible spam comments lately, so weeding through them to find the real comments can be a challenge.)

      You're so kind. Thanks for taking the time to comment and, yes, forgiving one's self is probably one of the hardest things to do. I really appreciate you reminding me to do it.

      I think a good read and some meditation would do me good.
      Thank you, thank you, thank you. Truly! <3

      xo!
      N.

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  2. Well, this is a nice quote. Thanks for sharing. I have read your articles and i found them very interesting. I am looking more interesting posts from you. For quote on life and love visit http://www.pinxup.com/quotes

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