Seize The Day Or The Comforter

Way back in 2011, I had a different vision of where our lives would be post wedding.  These future visions fluttered through my mind when I was compiling our wedding registry.  Chuck and I would entertain guests so we needed proper dinnerware.  We would even host out-of-town guests, so we would live in a multiple bedroom, living space, preferably a house.

Naturally, I registered for a gorgeous navy blue Nicole Miller bedroom set for our Master Suite.  Our current, fairly new, chocolate-brown, pin-tuck, Target comforter would have a new place in our guest bedroom.

Days after we returned from our honeymoon, a huge package was delivered to our doorstep.  It was the Nicole Miller bedroom set, I had scanned with dreams of grandeur. The present was given to us by my Aunt, Uncle and Cousin. I rearranged our bedroom closet and put it in the back.  This most definitely would be broken out in our new home.

Fast forward to last week. We haven’t moved, the multiple bedrooms don’t exist, unless you count the living room, when we both fall asleep together watching TV on the couch.  I decided to break out that comforter – for no other reason than I wanted to.  I figured ‘Seize the Day’.  I thought why wait for that larger place, with mortgage payments and more space to clean?

There truly is no day like today.  

You know what, we probably slept the best night sleep we have ever had.  It was a luxurious experience, like a massive hotel room bed, was delivered to our apartment.

So my message to you is Carpe Diem or Seize the Day (or the comforter).  Live life to its fullest, you will never know what you are missing.  As the saying goes, life is a journey not a destination.  I can tell you right now, I have been thinking about my new luxury all day.

If there is something you have been thinking about doing lately for yourself, a spa treatment, going to a sports game or even a trip away. Do it!  Don’t wait for some future moment.  Live for today.

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Comments (18)

  1. workingmommagic

    Aww I love this! I too tend to ‘save’ things until I think the time is right or perfect.. then I end up forgetting about it! Great reminder!

  2. Jeannine (Post author)

    I am glad you like it! Isn’t it absurd? What is the point of waiting. Live in the moment. That is also one of my words for 2015 being more “present”.

  3. Joanna Clute

    I love this… I am the worst at living in the moment. I always plan things way ahead, and probably miss out on a lot of “moments”.

  4. Jeannine (Post author)

    I am a planner too it is part of my type A personality but I am trying to break that and have more personal moments. They are so rare and special!

  5. SmashleyAshley.com

    it is hard to live in the moment! i have to remind myself every day! I love ‘Carpe Diem’ <3

  6. Jeannine (Post author)

    It is very hard Ashley. My calendar is booked until June and beyond but taking it in as much as we can makes for great memories and experiences. 🙂

  7. Christine from SoDomesticallyChallenged

    Nicely said. I try to seize the comforter every weekend. I’ll have to remind my husband this time that I only get to live once 😉

  8. Linkouture

    Such sage advice! I’m glad you treated yourself to some luxury now and didn’t wait. I’m very much like you, Jeanine, in that I’m a planner and more Type A. Being a parent, though, you learn to go with the flow a little more. (Like when a blizzard hits on the one day your daughter has childcare and thus you lose out on an entire day to get work done. Oh well!)

  9. Samantha

    In my opinion there aren’t many things better than a beautiful, comfortable bed! You are absolutely right, we should all seize the day.

  10. Jeannine (Post author)

    Haha! Love it Christine!! I am glad I can back you up on that one!!!

  11. Jeannine (Post author)

    Glad you liked it Bev. I think I am Type AA. I am a planner to the core. It will be interesting when a bambino comes into the mix. 🙂 Sorry that you couldn’t get your work done but I bet you loved living in the moment with your daughter’s first snow experience!

  12. Jeannine (Post author)

    Yes! Well said Samantha! It is such a luxurious experience before I go to sleep. It also helps on the other end when waking up with such a good night rest. I am glad I didn’t wait any longer!

  13. Audrey@That Recipe

    Nice for metaphor for life. And a beautiful comforter.

    found this on Hump Day Happenings.

  14. Jeannine (Post author)

    Thanks Audrey! I now plan to redirect our entire bedroom to match accordingly! Living in small luxury! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Christie

    Great idea to live for the moment! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! Be sure to stop by again this week to link up your latest posts. The party starts tonight at 10pm Eastern time. We hope to see you there!

  16. Jeannine (Post author)

    Thanks Christie! Linking up now! Have a great week!

  17. rachel621

    Awww, great story and advice! It took us 8 years (our anniversary) to realize our dreams and it has been one heck of a ride. After selling our first home, we moved for careers and one year in a horrid apartment turned into 5 years. My husband had to hang stuff on the walls because I refused but looking back, that was quite silly.

  18. Jeannine (Post author)

    Thanks for leaving this comment Rachel. We have been in our tiny apartment for 5 years. It is nice and our first place, but things are cramped. It is unbelievable the amount of stuff you accumulate in that time! But you make a great point that things could be much worse. Just seemed silly to deny myself the luxury until that “something better” came along. Thanks for stopping by!

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