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All the small things : The light bulb moment

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You know when people talk about a "light bulb" moment? You know the one where they have a moment of clear clarity about something? Yes? Well I think I had one of those this week and as usual I have my mother to thank for it.

I *may* have mentioned that there is a wedding happening this year and in true "me" style, have been looking at finding stylish, savvy and different ideas to inject into the day. I have gone from the sublime to the cor blimey (oh my goodness I am sounding like my mother now) but one thing my gorgeous man and I have decided on is that this is to be a stress free wedding. (I can hear you laughing you know).

So we designed some very simple but (in our opinion) very stylish invitations for said impending celebration but when I showed my mum, she just looked at them and said "they weren't what I was expecting". 

Her reaction wasn't what I was expecting either!

It caught me off guard as she is usually quite gushing about my ideas and really enthusiastic. Obviously this wasn't one of those occasions and it took me a little while to think about how I felt about it and what other people might think too.

Then it happened .......

We loved the simplicity of our design. 

It was what we wanted and what we are having, so why should I be so concerned about the approval of others.

If you are happy with the decisions you have made, then whose business is that but your own? It made me think of how much I could let go if I stopped letting other people’s opinions dictate the way they think I should live my life. 

Its that little thing that makes you feel differently about everything.

Lightbulb moment

It was more of a light bulb crashing moment, but a light bulb moment nonetheless.

My mum is awesome and I do value her opinion, now I just need to go and check what she thinks of this post ............ joking!!

All the Small Things - MummyNeverSleeps

Linking up with All the Small Things.

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  1. Good for you! It can be tricky to be confident in your decisions, AND to have a stress free wedding, but it sounds like you're having a good crack at both! Will be back for more of your blog :)

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  2. Right on sister! It's a rare thing when confident enough in your decisions to not care what others think, but it's a bloody empowering one when it does happen :) Thanks so much for sharing and joining it xx

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  3. Ah yes, it's an art to feel confident enough in yourself not to worry what others think isn't it? But life would MUCH easier if we all could!

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