Too Fast & Blurred

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When the days pass so fast, when they’ll filled with only work, close friends and love, when I can hardly stop to catch a breather and end up ill in bed – that’s how my life has been for the past couple of weeks. Even with all the work though, I’m still living the days filled with thanks – thankful and lucky to be running things our way, to work from home and have the flexibility to rest when I want to. Grateful that the pace has picked up as well -I’d rather be worked to the bone than to not have anything to work for.

My days have been filled with the vast sky, clouds, wild flowers, and endless walking. I find myself walking from one destination to the next, and albeit the ache-inducing weight of my laptop that I carry on my shoulder, I find it heartening when a voice inside of me tells me to press on, and that I will not regret this when I am older. I guess I’m lucky to still be quite childlike, a word that was used to describe me by J. Childlike to still enjoy the little details in life, to always be hopeful for the best, to still be able to pick myself up eventually after a long week of work. It’s not to say that I don’t have my moments of darkness, when my heart is filled with a sense of futility and as though nothing will ever work out – yes, I sometimes get so overwhelmed that I can’t bear the thought of carrying on.

The secret to this though, is getting through those moments of darkness, and realizing that there are wonders to live for, beauty to admire, and so much hope and positivity around us. Even if you’re being unfairly judged or criticized, even if you’re surrounded by so much negativity that your body physically breaks down (yes, me), you get back up and keep going. You persevere and remind yourself of why you chose this path, and you envision the light at the end of the tunnel. My light at the end of the tunnel is my three week trip to Busan/Seoul in less than a month, and there’s going to be so much to share!

Not a regular post of mine, but I thought I’d share my reflections of the past couple of weeks, as a personal reminder and hopefully one for you as well. Remember the good, remember hope, remember beauty. To a September filled with love, laughter, friends, jokes, and plenty of adventures and lessons to be learnt.

The Dining Table Dilemma

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Ooh, hi guys, did you miss me? It’s been a week since I’ve updated this space, and I promise there’s good reason. We have been swamped with work at Eriin Creatives, with a lot of content creation and article writing. When such work comes about, most of my creative juices are used up at work, and I find it hard to muster creative energy for the space.

On to other things – for someone who isn’t going to be a home-owner anytime soon, I have a weird obsession with interiors and homes. I’ve been having a dining table dilemma in my head (a faux non-existent dilemma since I won’t be purchasing a dining table anytime soon) – to have a completely matching set with individual chairs, or a table with mismatched chairs (minimal yet Swedish), or one of those huge wooden tables with matching wood benches? I love them all, especially the huge wood benches as I love cozying up with friends and being able to have “easy access” to the person next to me. There’s a sense of comrade when you’re sharing a bench with someone, but wouldn’t your butt hurt after a while?

My dining table is going to have to work doubly hard though, since I think it would be great to have a huge table that works as a desk space in the morning (for when I have work meetings), and then transform into the most warm, welcoming space when it comes to dinners. I envision it having fresh flowers on a daily basis, with a nice jug of iced lemon water. When dusk falls, I’d set the table while J cooks a good hearty dinner. Mmm, my imaginary dining table is making me feel extremely happy right now. What does your dining space look like?

Office Space Inspiration

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So I’ve been thinking about office spaces and working from home lately, and pondering on how I’d like my space to be, or rather how it has to be to ensure comfort, ease and productivity. A couple of key features I’d like include:

  • Windows, or lots of natural light – this will keep me happy, awake and feeling blissful.
  • A majorly white space – I’ve realized that white gives me a sense of calm, rather than anything wood-based or black. However, all¬†white surfaces have to be easily¬†cleaned.
  • A huge-ass refrigerator that’s stocked with healthy snacks and drinks, like fresh coconuts, fresh fruits, greek yogurt and honey.
  • Chair to desk ratio is extremely important – it has to be perfect for me or I start feeling super uncomfortable.
  • A soft, comfortable chair with a high backing – I definitely need to rest my head on something to keep my neck straight (been having some spinal issues, more on that soon), and as I lack in the booty department, my butt starts to hurt if I sit too long on a hard chair.
  • Lots of table space – This will be necessary for my work laptop, a gaming laptop, a glass, keyboard and mouse, and some skincare products to use while working.
  • A meeting area that can double up as a dining area – I love the idea of having a nice round table with flowers in the middle, that provides some calm and beauty to meetings. Will also be great to have friends over for lunch!

What are some office essentials that you need in your space? Would love to hear about them! ;)

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