Hey friends, it’s been a while, and I’ve missed this space. If you’re following along on Instagram, then you know that big family projects are in the making, and exciting decor updates coming in September.
But I’m taking a break from my summer blog break because I’d like you to watch a short film. It’s kind of my main summer link for you. It epitomizes this whole year of transformation for me, both professionally, and personally. If you are a member of The List, you know the why’s and the how’s, but what I haven’t shared at all about this journey is that it has also changed me physically. In short, I’m currently in a stabilizing phase of a 27-pound weight loss; no, really for real. No diet. No frustration – and no, rest assured, I’m not planning a sponsored post by Slim Fast or other miraculous diet pill maker next week either… :-)
I’ve decided to let go. I’ve talked about the beginning of this transformation earlier this year, and 8 months along this journey, I clearly feel the benefits of this new life and work perspective. I’ve learned to let go of so many things, the pressure of the blogging world, the page views and stats, the likes, the followers, the unfollowers, the pressure of fitting with what others do, the #comparitis syndrome… you know, when you check what others are creating or posting and it becomes so toxic because you always end up comparing yourself to others, and you end up feeling like crap… You know, right?
Letting go of all of the toxicity. The pressure to fit.
Letting go of all of this. And allowing myself to create freely, to share differently and connect deeper with a community of like-minded readers or fellow design and slow living lovers.
And as if a dead weight had been lifted off my shoulders, I noticed my body transform, while my creativity blossomed, organically, powerfully. As if all this extra weight I had been carrying around for so long was now used as a fuel for my creativity, my small business as well as my personal growth. In short, it’s been a pretty powerful year so far for me, and I don’t know yet how and when I will feel comfortable to share it more in detail – here on the blog or as an update on The List, but if you’ve read this blog for a while, you know it will eventually come up one way or another… Everything does eventually land here on this blog for me…
For now, just watch this. It’s nothing new (the clip is from 2015), but oh, what a gem! Here is to #LettingGo this summer, and far beyond. Xo, Si-
Source: The Sanctuary Spa via Youtube, found via my friend Shirin.