Decisions. They are what make up our each and every day.
Some are voluntary and conscious.
Some are involuntary and routine.
Some are easy.
Some are hard.
The problem I am having is the decisions that should be involuntary and easy are all of a sudden really hard and take a lot of conscious thought. And the opposite is true. Decisions I used to spend a lot of time on and required a bit more voluntary action have become routine and easy.
For example- I used to wake right up, never hit the snooze button and was ready to start my day- wide eyed and excited. Now, I snooze for like 35 minutes sometimes, find any excuse to stay in bed and then drag myself into the kitchen to start my day…. so what has changed?? I still sleep the same number of hours, I still sleep as soundly as I did and I still follow all the same bed time routines… honestly, it is a puzzle.
But the problem is not just getting up. There has been a switch across my whole life. I thrive at making huge life decisions and am challenged at making daily decisions. Oh, gheez!
Photos: Zoe Griffin Photo
Friends! Run run run to get this sweater. It is the best sweater I have bought or styled this whole season- honestly. I love the fit, the color (it comes in many other options) and the material. It is perfect for under a light jacket as it is super warm. It is easily worn with a longer layering tee underneath and leggings or with denim as seen here. These boots are becoming a favorite as I wear them more and I am loving them with skirts! These are my ever popular J.Crew toothpick jeans and as you can see I wear them all time The dark color makes them perfect for daytime or evening. This exact necklace is a few seasons old but J.Crew always has the best statement pieces so I have linked several others <here> <here> <here>. The bag was a Christmas present and I am simply in love with it- perfect color for winter and will transition so well into spring/summer. A nice bag can really take an outfit up a few notches- this baby sure makes me feel sophisticated!
These photos were taken in Clapham Common which is at the end of my street- I literally walk down this path almost everyday. I was so lucky to have my photographer make the journey to South London for this shoot- these photos will be the prefect reminder of just how beautiful my neighborhood was! But you can be rest assured it took me many many days o decide exactly where I would shoot.
D E C I S I O N S— T H E B R E A K D O W N
Let’s start with life decisions… like moving; we made the decision and then we continued on with life. Decision over. Decision done.
Let’s talk about my breakfast decisions…. do I want coffee or tea? Coffee, so I made coffee and then wanted tea. Cereal or eggs, well cereal is easier but eggs are better for you- but eggs I have to wash the pan after, cereal is just one bowl…. so I had toast.
My life just runs this way and I am starting to wonder what is wrong with me?!? Ha. I think maybe I am so worn out from making such challenging large impact decisions that I use up my ‘decision making quota’. And so I have toast. Either way I am working on being better at determining the appropriate amount of thoughts and effort of decisions… should I spent 45 minutes deciding whether to wear burgundy or wine colored lip stick? Should I spend 3 to 4 days deciding whether to get extra soft tissues or just regular soft tissues? I guess I will get back to you when I decided… or do not decide… Just don’t hold your breath waiting!