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Cozy Home

September 19, 2017

Cozy Home
I must say, these days I have become much more of a homebody. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather, my lack of spending money or the fact that I’m now over 25, but something inside me just loves days spent at home.

Perhaps with my growing age comes an overwhelming desire to start nesting; I have built for myself and for my love a cozy home and wish to spend time in it. There is nothing quite like building a home. The slow addition of new linen, furniture, trinkets; it’s a process that culminates over long periods of time and one that I am quite enjoying.

Cozy Home

I have built a fortress, a place to come home to when the day is over – or perhaps even a place to stay when the day has just started – it is my safety, my locked door, my place of calm.

The coffee machine is ready to go, the pantry fully stocked and a beautifully fragrant candle is always on hand.

With this in mind, why would I ever want to leave?

Autumn 2017

August 28, 2017

Autumn

2017 is absolutely flying by, or maybe it just feels like it is because I feel like I’m finally starting to find momentum again. As we near the end of August, I thought it was high time I did a recap of Autumn as it would appear it’s nearly Spring…

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Jumpers and Jeans

May 31, 2017

Jumper Jeans Topshop

My current look of choice for the season is far from complex; ripped jeans, worn boots and a cozy jumper. I swear every year I find a new jumper that I wear to death and this year proves no exception.

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Summer 2017

February 27, 2017

Summer Australia Victoria Melbourne Country Regional Hanging Rock Adventuring Bush 2017

Summer Australia Victoria Melbourne Country Regional Hanging Rock Adventuring Bush 2017

Summer Australia Victoria Melbourne Country Regional Hanging Rock Adventuring Bush 2017

Summer Australia Victoria Melbourne Country Regional Hanging Rock Adventuring Bush 2017

With summer on it’s last legs, I feel bittersweet about it. To be blunt, Victoria’s weather did not come through with the goods. That being said, after reflecting over the last few months, I am pleased to see how much time I’ve spent outdoors. When I lived in Melbourne, I can’t say I did that all that much…

Jordan and I have been exploring our still fairly new surroundings (also known as the bush) most weekends, so we’ve doing a lot of adventuring. It’s exciting not knowing our area very well, I feel like there is so much more unchartered territory to uncover and I can’t wait to discover more places for us to walk all over!

So while I’m a little sad to see summer go, I must admit, I’m excited for the cold weather. Autumn is my all-time favourite season, and no matter how hard I try to tell myself I was jipped from summer this year, as soon as I feel that first crisp breeze on one Saturday morning, I know I’m going to forget all about those warm days…

Go On Then

December 30, 2016

2016

2016. Well. I don’t quite know where to start. I suppose a good place to start would be at the end of 2015, a year I so desperately wanted to see end. I remember waking up on January 1, 2016, relatively fresh faced – all things considering – and ready to seize the day. New Years Day makes my expectations higher than usual for some reason, which is stupid, I know. Nevertheless, by the end of that day, I had resigned myself to the fact that it was going to be another disappointing year.

While I can’t exactly put my finger on it – oh wait, no I can – there were certain aspects of my life that just weren’t right. An unhealthy relationship, a warped sense of self worth, having a poor set of priorities. I was conflicted about different choices to make, I didn’t quite know what I was doing or even where to start really. Of course, I didn’t realise this at the time, but I guess that is the beauty of perspective.

Approximately 30 days into 2016, is when everything changed. It was completely unexpected, yet felt like the most natural thing in the world. I think that’s what it’s supposed to feel like. I think you know what I’m talking about.

Those choices I had to make were no longer difficult to figure out. Those priorities I had; became non-existent. It’s like the world slowed down and sped up at the same time, everything changed and yet nothing changed. If that doesn’t make sense to you, then you’re not alone.  And that is one thing I’m not; I am not alone.

There is no way I could have possibly predicted where this year would go; where I would be sitting as I write this post and who I would be sharing the home I now live in with. What is so poignant about this very moment I’m in, is that I cannot predict where I will be sitting a year from now, or how my life will change over the next 12 months.

I do know who I’ll be sitting with though. And to me that’s all that matters.

 

 

Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year.

marnie

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