Sometimes you just have to embrace and live for the little things. Life can really, really suck and so it’s important to find little bits of happiness that are going to make your day. People always say it’s the little things, and it really is true.
The reason for writing this was inspired by the fact I’ve been scrolling through Etsy for the past couple of hours looking for cute pins I can buy. I love pins and cute little things like that. I love buying little gifts for people and seeing things that remind me of them and thinking oh! So and so would love that – little trinket things that are special.
Last week was really rough for me, one of the worst I’ve had in a long time which you’ll know if you read this post (and thank you so much to everyone for your lovely messages because it really does mean the world, I love you all so much and you’re all angels). I was thinking of what would cheer me up because in these situations, nothing ever does, but I thought you know what? I’m going to buy myself some cute pins.
I also mentioned this in a post I made the other week, but it’s okay if you don’t have a dream. It’s okay if your dream is what you’re having for dinner later or what you’re doing at the weekend. It’s okay to be excited about the little things, and that’s what this was for me.
I’m kind of having a re-jig of my room lately in an attempt to freshen up my space and make myself feel better, really. Part of this involved ordering a new bookcase for myself so that I could display my books on the bottom half of it, and my signed kpop albums on the top of it – I wanted to make it a little kpop shrine almost, full of my favourite groups (I wanted to have a section / shelf dedicated to each), because I have so many different things I want to display and I just wanted to be able to have a space full of the things I love, basically. So I was excited about my bookcase arriving so I could start my little Kpop shrine and then I remembered that Kpop pins existed and they’re seriously beautiful and that I now had a space where I could display them properly if I was to buy some. Like I said, I love pins but right now they’re all in a Disney Chip mug that I got from Disneyland but having these new shelves meant I could finally display them somewhere! So basically I was getting really excited about these pins and trawling through the internet (mostly Etsy) to start off my Kpop pin collection and then getting excited with ideas of how I could display them all and yada yada and I just realised that something as simple as that really was able to make me happy and lift my mood – it really is the little things that matter.
Like really, the most exciting part of my weekend was the fact I was having a bookcase delivered but I knew I was going to listen to my Kpop playlist whilst I organised the shelves and did everything up to make it look pretty and display all my Kpop bits and pieces on it. I was excited to do that and it was going to make me happy, and that’s okay – it’s great !! It gave me something to look forward to because like I said, last week was horrendous for me and I was barely even able to get myself out of bed every morning because my mental health has plummeted so badly. But if something so small as a bookcase and buying pretty pins on the internet makes me want to get out of bed in the morning then so be it, I embrace that. I’m proud of that.
Did I mention I really love pins, by the way? I’m so obsessed. Whenever someone buys / gives me a pin I’m like !!!!!!!!!!! My heart does little flips because pins are so cute and I’m so grateful someone saw one and thought of me. IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS. MY HEART JUST MELTS. If someone wants to start up a pin fund for me so that I can proceed to buy every pin on the planet please do. I want them all.
Anyway, I’m probably going to do a pin collection at some point because who doesn’t want to embrace the beauty that is enamel pins – whoever created them, bless you. I’ll also do a little bookshelf tour at some point too because even though I know most of you aren’t really into Kpop I still need somewhere to get excited about it and show off my little project so unfortunately, that means you guys. Hope you don’t mind.
I feel like I probably went off on a tangent here and sorry this post was random but in conclusion – it’s the little things that matter the most, get excited about them. Also, Chloe loves Kpop and pins and her heart feels like it’s going to combust whenever she’s exposed to either. Especially when they’re combined and we’re talking about Kpop pins. Really, she’s probably not breathing at this point.
I’m off now to go and look at some more…
All my love,
(p.s. I wasn’t joking about the pin fund. if you have a million pounds going spare pls feel free to donate it to me so I can buy every pin in existence. thank u)