10.01.2017

This Week In Photos [1].

In addition to sharing snippets that don't quite fit on the curated Instagram grid over on my stories, this week I thought about documenting daily life this week through a series of more 'mundane' photos and it's been incredibly fun just taking out my camera and snapping away. There's something very liberating about taking photos for fun as opposed to the more serious moolah backed and contact signed photos that come with brand collaborations. A healthy balance of both is best I suppose as a gal's gotta eat, but a gal's also gotta have fun! 
I consider Sunday the *real* beginning of the week for me. Sunday's are slow for us, filled with coffee, church, friends and finding corners of West London we've yet to explore. Sunday's word was on hearing and understanding the word but choosing not to abide by it and it was something that really resonated with me and I left feeling a lot more thoughtful in regards to how I honestly live my life vs how I'd like to live my life. My goal for the week was to be more patient - I failed miserably and ended up cursing a very rude man who walked into me later on that week oops!
Monday was lovely because we swanned around Southwark for the morning checking out Hej Coffee before afternoon tea and clay sculpting at London Wildflower. I'd met the founder, Nikki at a dinner Airbnb hosted for us back in July and I just knew I wanted to learn more about Nikki and her classes. It felt odd at first, feeling so at home in a strangers house sat around a table playing with lumps of clay with women from all walks of life, and indeed all over the world. It was nice to just let go and embrace a childlike view of creating, capturing and having fun. I loved that the whole experience wasn't to take home a perfectly polished piece but rather to just let go and be in the moment. 
On Tuesday I went to Acton to visit  my Archi-friend and old flatmate Domi who recently moved to London. We went to Kew Gardens in Richmond which I'd never quite gotten round to visiting. It was BEAUTIFUL! (But ridiculously warm!). Much of the day was spent oogling beautiful foliage, admiring the joints on the hive installation and reminiscing about postgrad.
The rest of the week was a blur of job rejections with the same "we liked you, we just liked someone else better" line, and after not one, but three job rejections within an hour on Thursday, I promptly shut my laptop, went to make some green tea, and opened a book instead which is a vast improvement from me welling up with tears and tearing myself to shreds so *clap clap* for me on my progress haha! My friend Stuart landed an Architecture role up in Manchester this week which made me super happy! But also sad as we worked together during our year out so I'll miss his presence down south a lot, but it means more visits back to the lovely north! I love Manchester so I can't wait to go visit when he's all settled in.

What has your week looked like?

x

6 comments

  1. Great photography, loving the idea behind this post x

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  2. I'm sorry about the job rejections Sade, I truly hope you get an offer that will blow your mind (in a good way) very soon. I love the idea of this post, these are beautiful pictures. Love the quote about confidence. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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  3. Good job not giving in to the tears; I should learn this skill because crying seems to be something I haven’t learnt to control yet.

    Your pictures are always so lovely, and mundane or not, I enjoyed them.

    Cheers.

    Belinda

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  4. Love this, Sade! One of my early blogging pals, Priya, used to this when she blogged and i found looking at her weeks -- far away in NYC -- very comforting. As usual, your photography is beautiful.

    <3

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  5. Anonymous10/07/2017


    I'm never one to comment on blogs but your journey over the past few months has really resonated with me. It sounds so trite to say but you will be fine, Yes I don't know you but there's a strength in you that comes through from your posts. Most importantly "Trust in the Lord with all your hear and never lean on your own understanding." That saying carried me through at a time when faced with rejection and failure that just did not compute and I hope it helps you.

    Sending you a world of love and positive energy.

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  6. I would love to see snippets of your week :)

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XOXO Sade

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