The Problem with Priorities

Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul.

Charles Bukowski

So you know how I said I’d try to post once a week? Guess what: I lied. It’s been more than a month of radio silence.

I could sit here and make excuses about traveling through Greece or pulling all-nighters for architecture or applying to over 40 architecture firms, but the truth is I don’t really care enough to do that.

Lately, I’ve been making a concerted effort to be logical with my time. The Danes are masters at only filling their schedules with things that enrich them, and I’ve been doing the same. As a proverbial yes-man (or yes-woman), I have a tendency to underestimate how much time my responsibilities take and overestimate how much I can take on.

However, I’m implementing a belated New Year’s Resolution: I will do what I want and what is necessary. A majority of the time, obligations are self-imposed. If I’m willing to say no from the get-go, I will have more time to do what I need to, and better. And once those things are done, I’ll do what I find enriches me. Life is too short for self-imposed stress.

So, here are some affirmations I have been telling myself to aid me in this process:

 

 

I am enough.
Photo c/o @empwrco on Instagram

My newest affirmation. I wrote it in the sand across a Grecian beach until the words meant nothing to me.

 

 

I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive
Photo c/o MissNicolinaPics

One of my favorite quotes of all time.

 

 

Done is Better than Perfect
Photo c/o Colleen Leh on Skillshare

This quote consistently comes up whenever I have to work on an architecture project.

 

 

Stay Humble Hustle Hard
Photo c/o Jeannette Liaw

My favorite doodle.

 

 

Do Less with More Focus
Photo c/o Melanie Burk on smallfryblog

Pretty self-explanatory (also makes a great phone background to get you to stop wasting time).

 

 

Don't Quit your Day Dream
Photo c/o Ruby Sue on Society6

And finally, a happy little reminder.

I know this isn’t a normal post and I don’t expect to be posting regularly from here on out. However, I hope this made your Sunday a bit better!

Hej Hej!

p.s. The cover photo is courtesy of DesignLoveFest, my favorite blog ever. I’m pretty sure it’s copyrighted and I just put it on here because it’s my current desktop background (and it makes me happy). I do not own the rights to any of the photos and I’m not sponsored by anyone so please don’t sue me. But do check out DesignLoveFest because it’s awesome.

 

Phrase of the week:
Hvad er klokken?
(Vell air clock-ehn)
Meaning “what is the time?” it’s a question I ask far too often for a person with a working phone and a watch. Time keeps moving quicker and quicker. Adult(ish)hood is weird.

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