missing slow mornings like this one at @woodlark_hotel — if any of you have plans to visit portland feel free to reach out for recs! also, i finally updated my highlights with a bunch of the places i’ve been. enjoy this rainy sunday! ☕️ #houseofwelcome
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А вам легче делать фото или писать тексты?!)
Я больше люблю фотографировать.
А что писать придумать мне бывает сложнее.
Но так я люблю делиться фотографиями и настроением своим, что всегда что-нибудь пишу.
Я из тех, кто лучше сделает что-то, чем будет ждать у моря погоды, когда появится супер-идея и т.п!
Поэтому милое фото вам в ленту, отличного настроения и чудесных выходных♥️♥️♥️
1,4995419 January, 2019
❝ “I love the way it rains here. It reminds me that some forces of nature can never be entirely subdued. They are eternal, which is a far better thing to be than immortal.” ❞ (—Scythe, by Neal Shusterman)
This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. It was so well-plotted and carefully orchestrated… it took my breath away.
I turned the last page six hours ago and my mind is still there. Wandering between those pages, those honest words, those characters.
A novel set in a post-mortality world, where people had conquered death, the Thunderhead took care of everyone’s needs, included hunger, money and health, and the Scythes were the only people (chosen, trained and ordained) with the power to end one’s life. For balancing purposes.
In this novel two young teenagers were taken as apprentices by Scythe Faraday, just to be turned against each other in the worst possible way.
After the first 30%, I thought I knew where this novel was headed to. Except for the fact… that I was wrong. Shusterman’s writing was flawless. There were several passages, several pages, I couldn’t NOT highlight. And the characters the author had built were real, tridimensional, complex, but also still rightfully human.
And Goddard… He was a great villain. A madman. An egomaniac at his best. And yet, some of the things he said, held some unacknowledged truth. When he decided to turn Rowan’s nanites off to make him experience pain –for the first time in his life... I got him. Despite his madness, Goddard was perfectly aware that a clear mind was to be preferred to a right one.
And that last scene, between Rowan and Citra? Those last words?
Thunderhead you’re next…
q o t d: Name the best YA book you have ever read 💕!
⠀ #scythe#scythedom#ya#yareader#aquietstyleg#verilymoment#seekthesimplicity#theartofslowliving#littlestoriesofmylife#theauthenticfeeling#inspiremyinstagram#postitfortheaesthetic#aseasonalshift#astilllifestyle#alliseeispretty#theeverydayproject#fromwhereistand#creativefolk#morninglikethese#handsinframe#bevisuallyinspired#coffeeandseasons#calmversation#coffeetime ☕ #visualcrush#nealshusterman
I’ve been in an Instagram slump for a few weeks now. Essentially, I think, because I’d lost my Why (as in Why am I doing this?), which I kind of inadvertedly figured out while writing a comment on another person’s post about Why some time this week. Since then I’ve been thinking about that, and today I had a breakthrough of sorts. I realized I needed to go back to the beginning, to remember how we got here, to remind myself of my purpose, not just here on Instagram but life in general. Woah, that sounds deep. But bear with me.
So hi. I’m Mirva, and I am a recovering shopaholic, workaholic and people pleaser. I figured out I needed a change about ten years ago when I was pregnant and had to come to terms with all the achieving in my life thus far needing to come to a halt right about then and there. Despite this revelation I found my way back into the rat race for a couple of years until sometime back in 2016, when we took the plunge and moved to the countryside where we’d bought a house four years earlier.
This here, in the picture, is our driveway on a regular Saturday in January, and the beautiful book I’m holding was written by Jen @jenlittlebirdie who incidentally was one of the first people I started following here on Instagram upon joining this community.
I enjoy the simple things in life, and the questions I get asked here most often revolve around books and/or other things that I’m currently inspired by. With that in mind, I figured it was time to start a new Saturday series called, very cleverly, #thesimplesaturdayseries that’s all about what’s inspired me any given week, and will hopefully inspire you too. Here’s this week’s list:
Book: Live Green by Jen Chillingsworth. All about the small changes you can make to live more sustainably in 2019 and onwards.
Podcast episode: @brookemcalary’s interview of her husband @ben_mcalary all about his journey towards slowing down in the @slowhomepod
Documentary: Feminists — what were they thinking on Netflix made me laugh & cry & served as a great reminder of the work that still needs to be done.
Care to share yours? Do join in!
Wishing you an inspired weekend!
Bleak wintry wanderings. But chin up because it's Friday - and everything's a bit more bearable on a Friday isn't it?
A Netflix or Amazon binge is on the cards but good god it's hard to agree on something - The Marvelous Mrs Maisel was a rarity but we've finished that. Let's see who wins the battle for audio visual control tonight...
She’s all about stealing my glasses lately and I can’t get over how much cuter they are on her anyway! 😎😍 She wore this outfit to church today complete with a purple princess crown, purple necklace, and pink bracelet. I left my phone at home so I never snapped a pic but oh man, was she ever adorable!
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A Sunday well spent brings a week of content
Had the most lovely Sunday. McDonald's breakfast saved what was looking like the worst hangover ever. Cooked a huge roast dinner for the in-laws and spent the rest of the afternoon on the sofa relaxing.
What have you all been up to this weekend?