Nature Walk & Good Self-Talk

Shoes: Dolls Kill

See that pink and white striped rug beneath my feet?!?!?!

My mom presented it to me the other day as a gift, and I immediately knew where I wanted it: in my bedroom, because I very much needed a new rug (my previous one was quite raggedy by now). At first, I wasn’t sure if the stripes looked right amidst the floral pinkness that is my room. But, I realized after placing it down, it totally made the room look a million times better, unexpectedly! And now I just can’t take my eyes off of it.

What’s the thing to learn here? That things don’t have to necessarily match. Sure, a floral rug like my previous one might’ve matched better, but who would’ve known stripes would add SO MUCH more?

Same thing with today’s outfit; initially, I thought the pink shoes didn’t look quite right. Then I thought, what the freaking heck. Wear the dang pink ones because it adds a PUNCH!

Bows: gifted from my sis // Clips: Target // Blazer: belonged to my mom

You could uh…say I get a little obsessive about matching things with my outfits. And I sometimes obsess over other little things like, Dear God in heaven…why can I never get my eyebrows to look alike? Or obsess over getting my poof just right.

But guess what? No matter how hard I try, my eyebrows never look the same. The poof sometimes has a mind of its own and wants to sit slightly lopsided. And guess what!!!!!!! The world doesn’t end! *gasp!*

Shorts: SHEIN
Choker: ROMWE

My point here is that it’s pretty trivial on the grand scheme of things to obsess over getting things JUST right. In fact, it’s a losing battle. I’m learning that it’s okay for things to be a little askew. Because that’s life!

This is a mini bridge I pass on my walk, where couples hang up locks and write their names on it! 💕

I thought about this as I took a LOVELY nature walk yesterday…in nature, nothing is perfect (although it can certainly look that way at first glance!) But petals don’t grow the exact same size as the other ones on the flower. They’re different sizes and have different patterns. And don’t they still look beautiful? Yes!

So I take note of this valuable lesson from nature. Now, when I look in the mirror and see how gloriously uneven my eyebrows are, how one side of my face looks different from the other, how I can never seem to walk a straight line and I have the attention span of a squirrel, I bask in it. Roll around in it, even. Because perfectionism is unattainable, and perhaps even a bit of a bore, when you really think about it! 😉

See ya next time! 💕🌸

6 thoughts on “Nature Walk & Good Self-Talk

  1. Ok, so I absolutely love everything about this post!!! The pic of your adorable pink shoes against your new striped pink rug is so striking! What a great and thoughtful gift from your mom; I 100% agree that it goes with the florals in your room. It even has a Victorian vibe, like an awning on one of those ornate houses surrounded by a beautiful garden. I could also completely relate to obsessing over every last little fashion detail and worrying when things don’t look “right.” Knowing that other people go through this too is reassuring! I love your way of seeing perfection for what it is, unattainable, and that you describe it all so lightheartedly: “Now, when I look in the mirror and see how gloriously uneven my eyebrows are, how one side of my face looks different from the other, how I can never seem to walk a straight line and I have the attention span of a squirrel, I bask in it.” 🙂

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