Friday, 21 June 2019

Summer Solstice Panic!


So apparently today is the summer solstice. Does anyone feel a little panicked about this?! It’s the longest day of the year… meaning the days will be getting shorter from now on… meaning we’re getting closer to winter! I know at the start of every year we all think that we’re going to make the year ‘the best year ever’ and we actually end up sitting on the sofa watching Netflix in our PJs and eating crap all year; but this year I genuinely don’t feel as though I’ve done anything productive and feel as through the year has just flown by. Sure, I got a job closer to home but I just don’t believe this was anything spectacular, especially since it’s taken my weekends away, making it more difficult to spend time with the people I want to make memories with! I don’t know, maybe I’m fantasizing too much and this is just what life is like, but I really hope it isn’t. And I hope that the rest of this year turns around!

How has your year been so far? Have you got any goals for the rest of the year? Let me know!
TheDarkeowl
xox

Saturday, 8 June 2019

I'm going semi-naked

Ok, well not naked as such. But I am trying the go a little more - I guess you'd say - minimalist. I don't want to go full-on 'throw everything away and live in the same 3 t-shirts' minimalist, but I do want to be a lot more cautious and mindful in what I buy and what I own. I won't be getting rid of things I love, like my books or my craft supplies, but I think I'm ready to get rid of those clothes that I 'might fit back into one day' or the DVD's that I'll 'get around to watching soon'.


I think there is an important line between complete minimalist and having enough. It's about being happy with what you have. I want to be happy with what I have, and not feel that I need anything else. To say that me and my partner are only in our 20s, we have a shameful amount of things and I have to say that it does clutter your life. I want to be able to have free space in my home, I want to be able to know what I have and where it is when I need it. I don't want to have to re-arrange my desk or dresser every time I want to use it.

There are a lot of things at the moment that I'm not prepared to get rid of, and that's ok too. I don't want to be hasty and end up getting rid of something I regret, but I know in time I will get rid of more and prioritise what I need. I'm a long way off being a minimalist and if I'm honest, I don't think I would want to be. I just want to be happy, and if that means having a balance of stuff and empty space, I'm willing to take myself on this journey.

Are you a minimalist? What are your thoughts on minimalism? Let me know!

Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Books to Read in 2018

I challenged myself to reading 12 books last year and I didn't quite accomplish it, but this year I do really want to read more and these are some of the books I can't wait to get stuck into!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

2018's New Years Resolutions!

Welcome to a new year! I usually get quite excited with a new year starting, but for some reason I felt quite daunted this year. I'm not too sure why but I do hope that this year will be one to remember! Everyone knows that with a new year comes new years resolutions; and although most of them don't make it through the first month, here are my new years resolutions for 2018!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Product Empties #4

There is nothing better than getting rid of clutter and (finally) being able to write an empties post, especially with the new year giving a fresh start to things! Some of these have been waiting for a while to be in a post, but here are my most recent empties and what I thought of them.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

What I got for Christmas | 2017

Merry Belated Christmas everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and spent it with the people you love. I want to get back into my blog, but I think I'm going to take it easy for now so please stay with me! I always love reading these Chirstmas present posts and I really wanted to do one myself. With a similar disclaimer to almost all other people that do these kinds of posts, I am NOT bragging about what I got for Christmas, I appreciate everything I have and I know that a lot of others aren't as lucky as me, but as I've already mentioned, I just really enjoy seeing other peoples' posts. 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Tips on Moving Out!

Even though I have only moved twice myself, I know how stressful it can be moving house. My dad was a removal driver for years and I used to go out with him on jobs, so I have picked up a few tricks of the trade to make moving (slightly) less stressful and a bit smoother. Here are my top tips to help you move house!