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The art of slow living…

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ever since my first Kinfolk magazine arrived about 5 days ago, I've felt guilty.  

If you haven't heard of Kinfolk, it is a magazine that emphasizes the importance of "slow living."  It aims to help people remember to disconnect, stop taking on 10,000 things at a time, and to simplify down to the basics.

So why do I feel guilty?  

Because since the moment I pulled it out of my mailbox last Monday, I've wanted to read it, but guess what?  I'm only on page 28.  Why?  Because my old car is getting ready to commit suicide, the heat went out (4 days ago), I can't tell if this cold is going to turn into a sinus infection or not (but the chilly house isn't helping), and I'm trying to finish choreographing 8 dances for a show, in addition to refining class playlists and choreography.  

I seriously cannot find the time to sit down and read what is sure to be an epic epistle of simplicity.  Despite putting it into my purse, work bag, my desk, my night stand, the floor next to me as I'm huddled in front of the fireplace, on my lap...  the two entrepreneurs on the cover are glaring at me with that open look if disapproval.  Their eyes follow me as I dart in and our of the room and if they had thought bubbles above their heads, they would be saying, "Shame, shame, you busy girl."

Although, if the magazine is promoting "slow living," perhaps I'm really winning.  Perhaps, I'll read a page a day, in stolen moments between car engine failures and sneezes! 

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20 comments on "The art of slow living… "
  1. Love your bag and shoes


  2. Wow, perfect casual look! I love this backpack!


  3. Too cute! I'm more than familiar with that feeling of wanting to slow down, but not being able to. Life has a way of getting in the way of our desires.

    xx, Ashleigh | Fashion in Flight

  4. Beautiful scarf, the print is so pretty

    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/ ♥

  5. Slow living... slow reading... why not?!

    Bummer to hear about all of the things going on. When it rains, it pours and it sounds awfully cold where you're coming from! Hope things will turn around soon!


  6. I totally identify with you. I have been trying to finish a book for weeks and there are just not enough hours in the day. Love the outfit btw especially the cardigan. xoxoxo

  7. That is some irony for you right there! Hope your car works through it's issues and you get some time to chillax.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  8. You always have so much fun in your blog posts. Great outfit.

  9. As always beautiful. I love your blog and your looks. You're so pretty. This dress is wonderful, I would have wanted this to be.

  10. wonderful outfit, i love this cardigan, xo babsi

  11. Oh, I Like your blog and your style of writing! Also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! Great job! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  12. I need to check out that mag for sure! xo

  13. I love this outfit and your writing, you always look so amazing! Kisses, Anja


  14. Such a beautiful idea, really... and it totally is an art (which takes practice to perfect)! Don't beat yourself by not mastering it in 8 days! Hope you feel better!

  15. It sounds like a great magazine! Love your outfit. Sorry to hear about your car and the heating! Hope you feel better soon. xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk - a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog

  16. Love your style over and over again! You look amazing!

    xx Jessy

  17. Such a cute outfit, love every piece!

  18. the backpack is so cute, lovely outfit!

  19. Totally understand what you mean! I started a new job and haven't been able to slow down and disconnect :( Hope you get to finish it soon!

    The Style Boro