"...you tell yourself: that's it, that's the last sofa I'm gonna need. Whatever else happens, I've got that sofa problem handled. I had it all. I had a stereo that was very decent, a wardrobe that was getting very respectable. I was so close to being complete." -narrator, Fight Club
After just a few days of visiting home - exploring the desert and mountain with my brother - I've once again affirmed the kind of life I want to live, that I am living. I am reminded how INCREDIBLY happy and at home I feel in nature. I'm suddenly immensely grateful to share my life with a man who also loves filling his life with doing - even during weekdays - like climbing after work/school or hiking together behind our house. I suspect he'd also opt to pick up and camp for a weekend, rather than fret over our sofa-less main floor. I'm sorry to those who have visited and suffered our limited seating dilemma; we're just not sit-around-kind-of-people. We'd rather spend the little bit of extra money we have doing - creating experiences - not just buying more.
Last night I spent some time flicking through my phone and deleting a couple subscriptions I'd been questioning for awhile. Even though I only followed a couple "design" blogs and hyper-styled IG feeds, it suddenly became too much; it's too easy to get caught up in the idea of "perfecting" and "styling" our new home...our life...and become disillusioned by the conviction that one more piece of furniture or clever diy decor will define and then complete us as people.
It is absolutely important to create a comfortable + peaceful + happy + creative living space...but most of what fills people's homes are simply "versatile solutions to modern living". We don't have a "proper" dining area. We likely never will. We've been slow to get a sofa for the main floor. Eventually we will, but this week, I am reminded of what I'd really like to fill my life with: the kind of investments worthy of time, money, energy, and sacrifice.
I am letting go of what our entryway says about us and getting back to real.life.living.
road trips with my husband. weekend camp-outs. climbing projects and projecting climbs. yoga every day. backpacking. evening walks. running trails. just to name a few.
**all photos taken & edited with my iPhone.