Everyday beauty

When you see or experience something every day it starts to feel ordinary, even if it's not.

The clutter, the detail, the good and the bad all mesh together into one thing -- your backdrop. For me, I have times when I'm too obsessed with the details, and times that I'm too neglectful of them. I know it's one of those things that you learn as you grow older, how to balance your life.

I'm on that journey today, and I think the most important thing to focus on right now is gratitude.  

Sometimes I get so tired of my daily routine that I miss little nuances that make everyday life so beautiful. I find myself making lists, planning ahead for the next trip, and sometimes even zoning out watching the same old tv shows on Netflix that I've already seen.

There's nothing wrong with tv shows that make you happy, or the next trip. But I hate that it makes me miss out on what is extraordinary right in front of me.

I decided to walk around yesterday and just snap 10 quick pictures of what I saw. I didn't want to stage them or take a long time to focus them, just 10 snapshots. 


It was simple, and the things I saw brought me joy. I'm really grateful for our little backdrop and our little life here in Athens.

So here was my yesterday in 10 photos. 

I'm choosing to stop and appreciate the little things about our sweet home and an 80 degree Friday in February.