“Design your life with intention” – OR, just figure it out as you go.

For anyone who might have been reading from the start, you’ll remember me wanting to help you all design your lives with intention, just as I was intending on doing with my own. Roosted’s slogan was about creating the balance and ideal scenarios across life’s core pillars (work, money, home, relationships, habits).

You may have also read this post about how I was struggling to piece all of those facets together.

As I sit here on a Bank Holiday Saturday evening with plentiful chocolate (no wine due to recent kidney infection) I felt moved to update the site. This week has been one of the worst of 2019 thus far, ok the worst, and it’s got me reflecting.

Where a few weeks ago I felt that being wrong about this blog’s premise thus meant needing to scrap it all and start over/ never again….Tonight, I see that the following can be the case instead,

Roosted began as an aspirational dream and a place from which I intended to share what I’d learnt about life as a new homeowner, and how I had curated my life into a state of organisational oblivion and how that perfection had extended into all areas of my life.

selective color photo of teapot and teacup on book

Fast forward 5 months since launching, none of that remains quite the case.

I can’t control what happens across these areas of my life (work, relationships, health). I can however, write about what lessons I’m learning.

What Roosted still remains to be about, is settling into my new home and life along the way. But rather than settling into my magazine centrefold version of life, I’ll learn how to settle into all of life’s messy and unpredictable realities.

There will be no professing to designing things within an inch of their lives, nor trite life advice about meditation, excercise and green tea before sunrise.

I can aim to share honestly about the highs and lows and sideways bits that come my way.

Settling, as I spoke about earlier requires choosing, but choosing does not mean knowing. I have realised I still don’t know a lot of things that I would ideally like to know by now, but that’s ok. I’m going to talk about them where and when I can, because I’m guessing many of you feel the same too.

We won’t always have perfect information, or perfect options from which to choose.

This make me uneasy, as I like things to fit nicely and feel just so. But after 9 months or so of not knowing and no magical ‘clicking into place’ happening overnight, I need to accept that reality.

So – blog take 2 – here I come.

I can’t promise regular updates but I can promise to share honestly. I hope you’ll join me on the journey.

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