Hello from home,
I have finally got a bit of time to sit down and write some thoughts. Being home is always great, and I often don’t realise how fast time flies – I can’t believe I have been home for a week now. Being home for a limited time, especially for the holidays, always adds a pressure, like you want to do/see/eat everything that you have missed while being away, while also spending 100% time with family, friends and let’s not forget you brought yourself a list of to-dos from school. work etc. And all of a sudden what was set to be a holiday, is a scheduled time frame, but oh wait – you are actually here to relax. A paradox, right?
When you have been doing this for a few years, like me, you become a pro at handling these things, and by that I mean prioritise, because let’s be honest, you can’t possibly do them all if you have the least amount of sleep in mind as well. So slowly, time spent at home or with my family has become the most important thing, even if that means missing out on social gatherings, events etc. I guess it’s the best way to feel that you are actually at home. So I’ve been slowing it down, spent time baking for Christmas instead of wandering around the city and I became more realistic with the amount of work I’ll get done before heading back.
Also, I have been dressing much more casual, wanting to feel comfortable and cozy, and even if there hasn’t been any snow here, I have been wanting to feel as Christmassy as possible, humming to carols around the house. Of course, seeing the city decorated and the usual walk to the city centre is still in my schedule, but I am also going with the flow, in slow motion, taking away a bit of the ‘do it all’ pressure and relax, because at the end of the day, that is what a holiday is about, right?
Do not worry, I also packed some pretty awesome clothes and I have been planning some nice shoots, but for now I’ll put my beanie on, a big coat, headphones in, I’ll take it slow and see where the day takes me. I hope you are also taking some pressure off and allowing yourself to truly enjoy this magical time of the year – not much left of it, so if you haven’t cooled down already, maybe you’ll consider doing so now.
Warm hugs, D.
Jeans/ Boots – H&M
Knit Jumper / Beanie – New Look
Coat – Vintage
Pictures by Deea Sab.