Ideas For A Happy Weekend

6 July 2012 0


How afraid are we of being alone? Do we feel ashamed to have a walk alone? Do we need a book or our smartphone to have a solo lunch? Do we feel awkward for loving our quiet moments alone, cut off of the outer world? Sometimes I do feel all of this. And then again I remember that solitude – chosen solitude from time to time – is the best way to deal with yourself. To work on the big, eternal relationship – the one with yourself. I consciously choose moments of solitude in my home. And to fully enjoy these moments I must feel comfortable, I must feel cosy and at home. And then I realize that it’s the little things at home that sometimes elicit a smile and the happy feeling of being all satisfied and confident about yourself. And about your home. Happy weekend, friends!

P.S. Have you seen my musings as a francophile on Fleurishing blog? Check it out here.

Photography: Vintage 50s vase via Dawanda


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  • Reply caroline @trend-daily 6 July 2012 at 23:24

    Lovely post Igor. I’ll check out Fleurishing. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply myrna 6 July 2012 at 23:57

    I too love those solitude moments at home, alone, I think everyone needs those from time to time 🙂

  • Reply AphroChic 7 July 2012 at 02:31

    I love this post. Happy weekend Igor!

  • Reply tina 7 July 2012 at 08:01

    Many people don’t know this about me but I’m the queen of ‘solitude’. I LOVE my own company and I love being in my home ‘alone’. Like you, I treasure the small things and often have my best moments when taking in the beauty and gratitude for living my life…. surrounded by the things that make me happy!

    Happy weekend Mr. Happy Interiors:)

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 7 July 2012 at 09:02

    I’m so with on this one. If I don’t get my space and solitude regularly then I feel irritation building up. I need those moments all by myself.

  • Reply Yna 7 July 2012 at 10:00

    Hi, find your Blog. Love your Blog. A lot of inspirations.
    Thanks a lot and a quiet & nice weekend.

  • Reply Tara Bradford 7 July 2012 at 10:30

    Mais oui, c’est normale! Bon weekend, mon ami.

  • Reply Susan 7 July 2012 at 11:37

    Yes, the little things mean so much! Thanks for the link love Igor, was happy to have you!!

  • Reply Anti.Muse 7 July 2012 at 21:12

    Oh, this is so well said … happy weekend for you too 🙂

  • Reply POWDER GREY 8 July 2012 at 02:07

    When not playing mother,wife,work etc I do enjoy the time i spend with myself from time to time! Lovely blog do pop over to POWDER GREY when you can, love to hear your thoughts! New still to the blog world…

  • Reply Karen@PasGrand-Chose 8 July 2012 at 11:12

    So perfectly expressed – every word. Merci, Igor!

  • Reply Julie-White Tapestry 8 July 2012 at 11:42

    That is so true! I often try to not be that person that when walking alone I text or need to be busy. I like being alone without “devices”. This is really extreme but some towns are trying to ban walking while texting in NJ, crazy. Also, have fun learning your camera! I’m sure you’ll take the best shots:)

  • Reply Anonymous 8 July 2012 at 11:54

    Très joli post! Tout ce que tu dis est tellement vrai!! La solitude, qui est perçue par beaucoup comme mauvaise ou négative, s’avère en fait utile et nécessaire! Il faut être en accord avec soi-même pour s’ouvrir au monde et savoir profiter et aimer toutes les petites choses qui nous entourent dans la vie de tous les jours… Contrairement à ce que tout le monde dit, la solitude rend heureux aussi! Pas vrai, Mr Happy? Chui d’accord avec toi! :-))

  • Reply Bojana 8 July 2012 at 12:06

    Your post made me remember that difference between being lonely and being alone (and happy about it). I cherish those precious alone-moments when I can curl up with a good book, watch a movie or just ponder over a cup of coffee. Although I absolutely adore my friends, that conscious solitude you mentioned is sometimes my most fulfilling and precious time of the day.

  • Reply Bojana 8 July 2012 at 12:07

    P.S. long live all morning grumps!

  • Reply Bojana 8 July 2012 at 12:16

    By the way…where exactly is this? cause you can see THIS in the background in your pic! 🙂 Right?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 8 July 2012 at 12:47

      Ha, well observed! The pic was taken in a street side café in Rue Montorgueil in Paris.

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  • Reply Holly 10 July 2012 at 09:11

    So true Igor. Without “the little things” life would be less charming, less enjoyable. Thanks for reminding us to appreciate these little, yet important things and moments Xx.

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