How is it June? Without warning, a good hunk of 2015 has departed us, just like that. And it's something I don't feel good about; not that one ever really does. I'm irked because this signals a mere six months until another bloody birthday intrudes (umm Universe, I'm still reeling from the last one thank you). How is it that time becomes so fleeting as we age? Simply waning and dissipating unreasonably, far too abrupt in withdrawing its friendship with us. And we can't help but feel terribly hurt by this betrayal, scorned even at times. We become obsessive over it, moan and lament over how little time there inevitably is, especially in ones day. And ain't it the truth though? There are never enough hours in a day.

Then again, what one dwells upon most, becomes their reality no? What you think about, you bring about. So we should focus our energies towards greener pastures, on positivity, but it's hard to do so when life seems intent on reminding you about time. Time, a precious commodity these days and an absolute c***, as is perfection. I'm finding it best to remind myself that what is done, is done and to keep the past in the past. Time travel is not quite within our grasps so it can't be undone anyway. Today however is right here before us and it deserves a little appreciation because tomorrow is not guaranteed. I've decided to make more of an effort with today while simultaneously taking substantial risks, greater than those I embarked on nearly four years ago. I know I'm not the only one who could relate to these words, in fact it was through conversation with friends that we'd noted the error of our ways. In being too involved and absorbed with perfection, with our past and possible future and in being far too immersed with the highlight reel of peers we'd simply forgotten about the present and what was right there before us. Because there is always good in each day, we just have to notice it. Be it a smile from a loved one or stranger, a cuddle from a special furry friend, a Monet-like painted sky or a block piece of decadent chocolate, good can always be found.

Fuck perfect, just go with it.

xoxo
1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7

How is it June? Without warning, a good hunk of 2015 has departed us, just like that. And it's something I don't feel good about; not that one ever really does. I'm irked because this signals a mere six months until another bloody birthday intrudes (umm Universe, I'm still reeling from the last one thank you). How is it that time becomes so fleeting as we age? Simply waning and dissipating unreasonably, far too abrupt in withdrawing its friendship with us. And we can't help but feel terribly hurt by this betrayal, scorned even at times. We become obsessive over it, moan and lament over how little time there inevitably is, especially in ones day. And ain't it the truth though? There are never enough hours in a day.

Then again, what one dwells upon most, becomes their reality no? What you think about, you bring about. So we should focus our energies towards greener pastures, on positivity, but it's hard to do so when life seems intent on reminding you about time. Time, a precious commodity these days and an absolute c***, as is perfection. I'm finding it best to remind myself that what is done, is done and to keep the past in the past. Time travel is not quite within our grasps so it can't be undone anyway. Today however is right here before us and it deserves a little appreciation because tomorrow is not guaranteed. I've decided to make more of an effort with today while simultaneously taking substantial risks, greater than those I embarked on nearly four years ago. I know I'm not the only one who could relate to these words, in fact it was through conversation with friends that we'd noted the error of our ways. In being too involved and absorbed with perfection, with our past and possible future and in being far too immersed with the highlight reel of peers we'd simply forgotten about the present and what was right there before us. Because there is always good in each day, we just have to notice it. Be it a smile from a loved one or stranger, a cuddle from a special furry friend, a Monet-like painted sky or a block piece of decadent chocolate, good can always be found.

Fuck perfect, just go with it.

xoxo
1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7

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  1. So true - 'there is good in every day'. Even when we are rushed and busy and running out of time to get things done, there are a lot of advantages to sitting and being in the moment sometimes.

    And this year has gone so fast - I can't believe how quickly time flies. I guess when you are cramming days full of important tasks they just speed by. Time always seems to go past faster when you're busy. It's why I like being really busy at work! ;)

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    1. It's the only way to be at work if you ask me. Those hours turn into decades if you're not busy. I love the way time just melts like that. Probably the only time I like it to shift forward with haste! xx

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  2. Hey lovely!! I've been away from blogging from ages and have finally gotten back to it! One of the first things I did was spend ages going through your blog and catching up on your posts. I'm excited for you to go through a rebrand -- you may find it's exactly the creative boost you need but I gotta say girl, I LOVE LOVE LOVE (yes in all caps) your blog name, so I hope you won't change that!

    After reading this post, my new ethos is definitely "fuck perfect", it's silly but I've been down at myself about not being able to take good blog photos or have all the amazing designer garb the "popular" kids are toting these days... I then realised it totally goes against why I even started my blog in the first place. It's crazy how our obsession with perfection can completely put our priorities askew and how it can get us to be so out of touch with reality and authenticity.

    Sorry for waffling on, but your beautifully written posts have definitely got me thinking, so thanks for that! Xx
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    1. Welcome back and thank you for thinking of me pretty lady. I don't think I'll change it, everyone was up in arms about a possible name change! Plus it might be far too difficult letting everyone know I've changed names. Frankly I don't have the patience lol. Oh and I just love "fuck perfect" too. It's going to be my new saying now to everything and anything. And never apologise for waffling about over here. I love it when people do that xx

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  3. Morning Sonia! I perfectly know what you mean, could you believe 6 months are already over from when the year started? Me not, time flies and we just have to appreciate more what today has to offers and simply how it comes. Not sure how will be tmw but we have experiences learnt from the past to make it in a direction or not. Just take the good from each day!:) Have an amazing June Sonia and take care, hugs! xo

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    1. Thank you Lilli, I hope June is kind and abundant for you xx

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    1. Time flies, huh?! It's so easy to be happy and find happiness at the simplest things of life in general! Thank you for reminding, Sonia! Very wise words on this gloomy Tuesday over here! ;) To be honest I REALLY enjoy reading your posts, they always have a certain substance / message!

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  5. such beautiful photos and I so know what you mean

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  6. Happy new month!

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  7. Yes! It seems like time goes by on super speed the older you get...sigh...life really is too short. I love that "Fuck perfect" sentiment....hear hear. Let's just enjoy the ride!

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  8. i am positive so wanna think it too: there is good in every day!giulia
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    1. That is a wonderful mindset to have Giulia xx

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  9. Oh, I agree. Time is one of the things that doesn't care about you and your plans and it is just flying. And it's good that you try as much as possible to leave things from the past stay there. And who said perfection is the best thing? It's not interesting at all if you ask me. Have a nice day, Sonia!

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  10. Nothing in life is perfect and we should all fee happy with who we are and how things are great images.

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  11. We all know that perfection can't be achieved, but we strive for it anyway. What intelligent creatures we can be, but how naive of us to choose to be led by blind optimism. I love this post -- very well-written, and the picture collage is lovely. Hoping you get lots of cuddles from your furry friend because that's what gets me right back on my feet. <3

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    1. Oh May aren't they the best? They always know how to turn ones frown upside down. Bless their little hearts xx

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  12. Great picture and post. Perfect is a distant dream, that we all keep trying to reach.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  13. Think positive and just take the good from each day!
    Happy June!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  14. I feel the same way Sonia. Time flies so fast. It's quite scary. I'm having a lot of trouble right now but I try to see the good in everything.
    Haha I haven't seen the crazies too. England was a bit crazy :D. Wish you a happy Monday sweetie!

    xx

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    1. Well I hope June is kind and abundant for you then Mira and yeah, England was the only crazy but compared to past years it was pretty mild at best! xx

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  15. I like the pics you have selected. The post is well written.

    Amalya
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  16. I love these shots!
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  17. Thank you, Sonia!!! <3
    Then, follow me if you want: instagram.com/mgouveiaa and I follow back :D

    I'm Pinterest addicted :D

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  18. Cheer up! :)))

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  19. I totally agree with you
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  20. Great article.
    We must be optimistic for us to have a positive life.
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  21. These images are so stunning and inspirational, thank you for this takeback!

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  22. Fantastic post and pictures! Oh, and I feel the same way, my dear Sonia. Time flies!!

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  23. I can't believe it's June either! Where has half of this year gone?! Loving all of this inspiration!

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  24. Always love reading your texts dear!! Happy June for you!!

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  25. Totally agree! How is it times gone soo fast! Love the way you write!! xx

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  26. Fantastic post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Wednesday dear! :)

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  27. I'd love that for my desktop wallpaper. Awesome! :)

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  28. Time does indeed seem to feel more fleeting as we get older for some reason. I feel t as well. Since we have no way of stopping or slowing it down, we can really only roll with it. Yes there is good in every day and it's our task to find it :)

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  29. I so feel you here, girl, I can't believe it's already June either. Great post, Sonia.
    xox
    Lenya
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  30. Girl, I can't believe it's June. Craziness!

    -Ashley
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  32. Times goes too fast and it's exactly how you wrote there are never enough hours in each day, so I would like to slow down and have more time for just enjoying life.
    Awesome pictures and the fifth is pure perfection!

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  33. You're so right Sonia, today should be appreciated as tomorrow may never arrive! You've also made a good point with regard to time travel.. it's not an option, meaning the past should stay in the past and we should just look forward to the future :) Don't worry about your birthday nearing by the way, you never know what's around the corner and what each new year can bring - you have to reach the next year to be able to enjoy it after all! ;) Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks for that Gabrielle, I probably should have taken my own advice here regarding my birthday hahaha! xx

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  34. This is such a great post, you are so right, there never are enough hours. We just have to make the most out of the ones that we're given! Beautiful pictures and wonderful words. Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us!
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  35. so agreed! times runs so fats ;(

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  36. I can't believe half of the year is over, too. While I always look forward to summer, it's a shame that winter is just around the corner again.

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    1. I actually adore winter so I'm pretty much in my element now hahaha! xx

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  37. Ive never been stressed over age... girl, it is just a number ;)

    I hope June treats you well though! Great inspo!

    Miranda

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  38. wow.. time flies so fast!!!!

    Have a nice day!
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  39. I feel as if we are always going back in forth in how we perceive time, it's either far too long or far too short. We either have to prepare today to make sure we're good tomorrow, or to live in the moment today, because we aren't sure if there will be a tomorrow. I feel like the basis of every major (and minor) decision I have comes down to this.

    "Do I eat all this junk food today because it'll make me happy? Or do I not eat it, and eat something healthy so I can look good on vacation next week?" "If I purchase this today, I won't have enough money next month. But hell, what if I'm not even here next month?!" "Sure let's smoke and drink and stay out all night, you only live once! But wait, what if I regret this next week?"

    I'm someone who tends to follow the whims of my heart/soul, which doesn't always take into consideration what may happen in the future. I think I tend to fall more along the lines of "this day may be all we have, live it out" way of thinking, because, honestly, we really don't know how much time we have. But I remember hearing a quote, "Life is long. You're probably not going to get hit by a bus, and you're going to have to live with the decisions you make for the next 50 years." To this day I keep that quote with me. So while I tend to live in the moment, in order to fully take advantage of time, I always have that voice/quote in the back of my head, ya know?

    Seriously I could publish the first chapter of a book with what I just wrote. My life.
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  40. great post

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  41. Nice post .



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  42. I thin we should all just learn to enjoy the present and stop trying to imagine the future or dwell on the past.
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  44. As you said, we have to live "today"... Great text.
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  45. Today Google translator not work, so I can not understand the post. But I wanted to thank you for your visit and your nice comment. Have a nice day, kisses,
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  46. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  47. Wait till you are over 30 and have kids...you'll feel that time is no longer on your side and you'll wake up to being 50 tomorrow. Or at least that's how I feel on most days. LOL! I don't even want to think about my past, there are just too many cringe worthy moments and honestly? I don't like the old me at all. If I meet my old me, I would hate her, she's not the nicest person but life happened, I fall, I crashed and I got up again to be a better person. You're right about one thing, what's done is done and leave the past in the past. xx

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  48. Well said. I do feel that having the idea that we are in control of time in itself is just an illusion, for time is never on our side, but we can only make the best out of it. Like you said, Sonia, find beauty in each day and that would make life more bearable and worthwhile for us.

    As always, your collage brings so much inspiration to me and it's great that we all have something to work towards, each passing day!

    Yes, relax more, my dearie *_^
    Thanks for dropping by and say hi.

    Big hugs,
    Jeann
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  49. Such a great inspiration ;) absolutely love the black trousers ;)

    Bisous from France,
    Sand.

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  50. Totally agree :)

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  51. A great post to remind us that we need to live in the present and accept whatever we can't change. It's nice to have memories of the past and wishes for the future but the only thing we will ever truly have is the present moment.

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  52. Hi lovely, I love the images and I am totally with you! just live the present and enjoy the moment, be happy. x
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  53. I feel exactly the same, I was actually a bit depress on the first day of June. I can't believe half of the year is already gone!!!
    I think I am suing the universe! lol

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  54. Funny I was just having a conversation on how fleeting time has become and 24hrs doesn't quite seem to cut it anymore. But then again why fret over what we have no control over. Let's live in the now even as time continues to spin. Really how is it June??? We'd better hold off on that blink or it'd be December by the time it's done, hehe. I love and enjoy reading your every post Sonia. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  55. Sonia,

    You should know by now how much I LOVE your collage inspirations! This one is no exception *_^ Well, June and July has been quite a busy time for me at work, some production work going on, which is great coz it means I can survive without hoping to earn money from my blog (not that I have earned any so far, haha!)

    Well, always live in the present and only allow the past to creep into our mind once in a while, we can't possibly entertain it all the time, can we?

    Great post!

    Cheers,
    Jeann
    http://luminnej.blogspot.com

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