The quiet elegance of a curated life.

What do you envision when you think of your dream life? How are you feeling in this dream life?

I close my eyes and I see a fresh, white, airy home, filled with love, peace and laughter. And how do I feel in it? Free, yet anchored. Calm, yet buzzing with life.

That's how I envision my dream life, the dream me.

I started 2019 wanting to truly live and to rediscover who I am. I was tired of the old, lifeless, sitting-duck, hermit me. And the feeling of being... What's the word... STAGNANT. I haven't always been like this. I wanted the old me and my old life back. The good, old days.

Until I came across this quote. It totally changed the ball game for me.

"Life is not about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw -


This quote literally left me in a daze for a while. 

Then excitement crept in.

And finally... HOPE.

Hope because I instantly recognized that embracing this mindset guarantees change. It gives the autonomy back to me. Because the power to create change is in my hands, I can take action right now. I don't have to passively wait for something good to happen to me while I search for who I am and what I am meant to do. Change can start as soon as (or as late... heard of procrastination?) I want. It is up to ME. 

So here I am. On this journey to CREATE the the person I want to be and the life I dream of living. And the result I hope to see?

A quiet elegance from a curated life. 

\ ˈe-li-gən(t)s
arefined grace or dignified propriety 
btasteful richness of design or ornamentation
cdignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style
dscientific precision, neatness, and simplicity

\ ˈkyu̇r-ˌā-təd, ˈkyər-; kyu̇-ˈrā-\
carefully chosen and thoughtfully organized or presented

I wish for me and my life to exude a quiet confidence and strength. To live simply, but fully. Quality, not quantity. Filled with people, things and experiences that I have carefully and thoughtfully chosen to be part of me, to influence me, to mold me, to help me be better person, to help me give back.

Don't get me wrong. I am not talking about perfection here. I am not about to curate my life so that it can be a beautiful facade fit for Instagram. This journey is about digging in to find out what really matters and to take responsibility for my life, throw out the bad, the rubbish and the unnecessaries (does it sound messy already?), and intentionally fill myself and my life with the good stuff that will nourish my dreams and help them come to fruition.

And this is what planning means to me. Planning has to encompass the bigger picture. The things I do every day, the things I spend time on, should always bring me closer to my vision, my goal.

As for the shop? (Haha... Almost forgot about that!) I plan to fill it with purposefully curated items that can help us with this process. And it doesn't hurt for them to be gorgeous at the same time. Beautifully functional!

So don't be shy. Hop on and come on this adventure with me!