Not exactly sure who will be reading this, as my blogging presence has been non-existent these past couple months. I guess I’m writing this more for myself than anything.
But to those of you who ARE reading, I’ve been quite busy lately. So busy that I haven’t even had the time to focus on this blog…which shouldn’t be an excuse, but if you moved across the country you may have done the same.
I’m now living in Los Angeles, CA and really liking it so far. The weather is great, I’m no longer in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend and I’m finally focusing on starting my career. It’s been a really fun month but I’m starting to get a bit antsy from the uncertainty of, well,..life. I’ve been doing endless job searching and haven’t been able to land anything solid. Maybe I’m being too picky, but I also know what I want. I want something that makes me feel whole, something that makes me excited to wake up every single morning. Hopefully I’ll find what this is eventually, but for now I’ll continue to enjoy this journey.
I knew I had to move out west to follow my dreams…so that’s exactly what I did.
Posted by tuningtheheart on November 18, 2013
Currently taking a break from the blog, as I’m getting my life together. Packing, working, & spending time with loved ones. Big changes are about to happen and if you’ve been following, you know what I’m talking about. If not, stay tuned…
Also be on the lookout for a completely new redesign of the site!! I’m looking forward to sprucing it up and making it even prettier
Posted by tuningtheheart on September 19, 2013
Always have been and always will be obsessed with “Cher.” I wanted her closet as a little girl…and still do.
Posted by tuningtheheart on August 29, 2013
Posted by tuningtheheart on August 28, 2013
As you may have already known, my time spent in Chicago has ended. I have moved back to my hometown to live with my parents.
After a three year absence, it has been an interesting transition living life a little differently than I normally would. Instead of cooking dinner when I come home after work, I come home to dinner ready on the table after a long day. I no longer have to wash dishes by hand, as there is a DISHWASHER in the kitchen (finally!). The most beautiful thing of all? Rent checks, electricity and cable bills do not exist for me.
But there have been other things that have taken a bit of adjusting…
My parents want to know where I’m going/who I’m going with/where I’m staying/if I’ll be home…every single day. I’m used to simply walking out the door and these constant questions are strange getting used to.
Keeping the house tidy. Of course I respect my parents’ wishes for a clean home, but as a messy person I’m used to throwing my clothes on the floor to find the perfect outfit. Folding? What’s that?
The lingering memories of my old bedroom. It’s a bittersweet feeling to be hanging out in my old bedroom, surrounded by old pictures and favorite quotes I lived by in my high school years. I’m faced with nostalgia on a daily basis now , and I’ve had some ambivalence on the changes that have occurred these past few years and how much I’ve grown from it all.
My mind used to tell me that moving home was considered failure. But throughout my time here I’ve come to realize that I shouldn’t feel guilty for wanting to come back to my roots for a little while. This familiar way of life has been a catalyst for my future and enjoyment for the present. I’m taking in as much of my mom’s home cooking as I can. I’m appreciating the time I have with my family and close friends before I move 2,000 miles away. But most of all, I am remembering all of my heartaches from the past and finally letting them go because I’ve grown apart from them.
When my time comes to leave this place I’m happy I’ll be able to say “I went home. And it was difficult and it was beautiful and it is a part of me.”
Photos: Sincerely, Kinsey
Posted by tuningtheheart on August 27, 2013
1. Historic Black & White Photos Colorized.
Albert Einstein, Summer 1939
View more photos here.
2. Denim & Lace (perfect fall outfit).
3. Cotton candy bouquet.
4. The perfect napping space.
Posted by tuningtheheart on August 23, 2013
Posted by tuningtheheart on August 22, 2013
Posted by tuningtheheart on August 20, 2013
I know I always post “the little things” column every Friday, but I want to remind everyone, including myself, how important it is to really enjoy those special moments.
Waking up early in the morning and stepping outside with a warm cup of coffee in hand and taking a deep breath before your day begins. Sitting at the park reading a good book, and feeling the breeze against your face and watching the leaves floating through the wind. Lighting candles throughout your home and taking in the soothing essence of lavender or vanilla surrounding your bedroom.
We tend to forget how we can really take in our day by these little moments. It doesn’t have to be the things listed above but no matter what it is, these times should be celebrated. If you were just to light candles when you have a romantic dinner with your loved one, or you couldn’t sleep so then you decide to wake up early and start the beginning of your day, you are not truly savoring those special moments. Create the moment yourself and let the little things you enjoy arrive when you are expecting it. We plan for special times in specific occurrences, but rarely do we do those things daily just for ourselves.
As this article put it perfectly, “your happiness does not depend on some future date.” You deserve these things right now. So go outside on your back patio and sip that glass of wine under the stars. Call a friend in the middle of the day and go see that film you’ve been dying to watch. Get a manicure on your break at work. Whatever it is, start living life for you, celebrate it and seek beauty day in and day out.
This post was inspired by Darling Magazine, as well as thoughts that have been running through my mind lately. Life has thrown me some difficult decisions lately, so finding joy in the small things has given me reason to continue smiling.
Posted by tuningtheheart on August 19, 2013