What would you do if you had 60 seconds?

After days of the festive red and green colour scheme, I thought it would be nice to change things up with some calming blue hues. This has definitely a relaxing few days, with plenty of time to wind down and to spend quality time with family and friends. Having all this extra times means that I can indulge shamelessly in some rom-coms!

 A quote from “Leap Year” hit home for me today. Decklan asks Anna (played by Amy Adams) at one point during the movie, “if your house was on fire and you had 60 seconds, what would you take with you?” She really hit the nail on the head.

“If your house was on fire and you had 60 seconds, what would you take with you?”

At the end of the movie, Anna finally responds, “when my sixty seconds came, I realized that I had everything that I wanted but nothing that I needed.” A lot of us are in constant pursuit of “things”, both the tangible and intangible, but are they completely essential and do they truly enrich our existence? Our possessions are often tied to the dreams and goals we aspire to achieve, like a beautiful house to a home and friends to a sense of belonging. However, this tireless pursuit can become addictive. We can begin to lose ourselves in the physical and mental clutter and lose sight of what is important. When these objects of desire no longer resonate with our current values and state of mind, perhaps it’s time to move on. As many of us go through some decluttering at the end of the year, ask yourself that very same questions “if you had sixty seconds, what would you take?”

By Cecilia Huang

82358-blue4_web//Black wool blend turtleneck – Banana Republic
//Blue Savannah Skater Skirt – Nasty Gal
//Gold clutch – Coach

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