Personal | Stopping to smell the Rose that is Life |
Styled Shoot 2013Aug-131 Birdies, I got to keep it real with you guys right now. I know some of you have voiced some concern via email and text about that lack of involvement in the online world so I just wanted to let you know where I am right now. First off, you guys are the most sweetest, the most kindest and just all around amazing friends a girl could ever ask for. Second, fear not…I’m not sad or depressed or anything negative. I am actually, for the first time, in a long time, really really happy and at peace with a lot of things in my life. I have started dealing with some problems and I mean really digging deep in every bit of my heart and soul to heal myself. This year kicked my ass hard. It forced me to stop being a little you know what and finally do something about these shitty feelings that have consumed me for far too long. What shitty feelings you might ask? I’m talking those pesky, pain in the ass voices in your head that constantly tell you that you’re not good enough. The voices that constantly question everything you have worked so hard for. I decided to break away from things that bring forth these voices. So I did a couple of drastic things: 1) I deleted Facebook. That was probably, hands down, one of the most liberating things I have ever done in my life birdies. As much I loved using Facebook to connect with all of my family back home in Iran I gotsa say (I meant to say gotsa sucka) I love not seeing people constantly bitch and moan about every little thing lol. I love not comparing myself to people who appear more successful (even though, I know they struggle with the same thing as me) I also understand a lot of people will think I am a coward for “running” away from social media but to me it’s a matter of knowing what gets me down and nipping it away…once and for all. The 2) thing I did was cut back on time on some of my favourites like instagram and pinterest. As much I love them both I wanted to really get back to good ol fashion inspiration! I wanted to make my own “vision boards” with pages from magazines and swatches of sea foam blue fabric :p but more importantly…I wanted to just stop, and literally smell the roses of life without having to post about it. When you take a step back, from all of the distractions…you really see how rich and blessed you are. The next time you are eating an amazing meal with a pal or a loved one, put your phone away and just enjoy the others company. The next time you are surrounded by some stunning scenery, just sit back and take it all in. That’s all doll’s. Don’t worry about me, I’m still here and I can’t wait to share whats been going on behind the scenes. It’s just going to be in smaller, delightful doses! Thats my poetic justice for the week. xoxo moni Photography: Tegan Martin-Drysdale Styling & Design: Birds & Honey Events

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  1. You don’t even know this, but your posts and your heart have gotten me through so many rough patches and I just want to thank you for always keepin it real girl. I’m going to start enjoying the moment and stop to smell that rose we call life.

  2. I have been feeling these voices too girl and it honestly means more than you know that I’m not the only one. I commend you and your courage moni. I’m not quite ready to let go of Facebook but I am definitely going to stop and smell the rose that is life!

  3. Wow, I so need this moni. I’m so happy to hear you’re okay. I’m not going to lie, I was wondering where you were girl especially on instgram haha. But on a much more serious note, good for you for tackling on what so many would never ever do. You are such an inspiration and I adore everything you do and and stand for. Sending you lots of love from Seattle girl!

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