In time

You can do anything but not everything.

I can’t believe how these little words manage to perfectly describe my life as of lately. There used to be a time when I wanted to do it all, and I remember managing just fine, but maybe that’s because I wasn’t doing much, or perhaps I was doing way less. These days time’s a struggle. And looking around me, I notice I’m not the only one finding it slip thought my fingers.

And it took me a while to realize and accept that you just can’t do it all, at least I can’t, and that’s perfectly fine. I used to hate not having time to take pictures or post on the blog, I used to work while constantly thinking about what other activities I could have done in that same amount of time, I used to read, or watch a movie, not fully enjoying them because I was already planning my activities ahead. And not living in the moment, is the worst way to punish yourself.

Now, I take it all as it is. I find that I am lucky enough to have a job that I love, a family that I adore, friends that make every moment count, a blog that speaks of my soul, and many other little activities to fill my life in the most beautiful way possible. So, if I can’t be everywhere, doing everything, I’m going to at least enjoy every little moment in between.

That’s why now I am fully present while cooking, working, cleaning the house, shopping for groceries, clearing my mind as I go. I am also loving every second spent with my family, with my husband and Puss, with the girls sipping our coffees, every second spent reading, writing, photographing, walking or Pinterest-ing, because this is my life and I decided to live it.

One more day until the weekend! Here’s to a great one, wonderful people! Hugs, XO


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03.Oteea Land - Zara Sweater C&A Denim Shirt Front Row Shop Jeans Zara Heels H&M Bag

04.Oteea Land - Zara Sweater C&A Denim Shirt Front Row Shop Jeans Zara Heels H&M Bag

05.Oteea Land - Zara Sweater C&A Denim Shirt Front Row Shop Jeans Zara Heels H&M Bag

06.Oteea Land - Zara Sweater C&A Denim Shirt Front Row Shop Jeans Zara Heels H&M Bag

07.Oteea Land - Zara Sweater C&A Denim Shirt Front Row Shop Jeans Zara Heels H&M Bag

19 thoughts on “In time

  1. thehearabouts

    You look extra gorgeous in these photos and I love what you've written about making the most of the present time and taking things as they come. It's not always easy to stop trying to be an over-achiever, I know that from experience :P.

    Happy weekend!


    1. Oteea Post author

      Thank you, dear S. It's definitely not easy but I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of it, time's just too precious and I want to make the most out of every second, even if there's nothing to show afterwards, the soul needs to be fed as well ^_^


  2. Mamalina

    It's always such a pleasure reading your posts. Many times I go back to your older posts just to read them one more, like a good book! I think you're tremendously talented at writing!

    My thoughts on the management of time are pretty much the same… And I'm in the process of re-evaluating my use of time. Hopefully, for the better!

    I love the outfit! The sweater is beyond gorgeous, I never wear turtlenecks but I think you look stunning wearing it! Btw, I'm totaly digging the fake bob! :).

    Hugs, sweetie!


    1. Oteea Post author

      Thank you, sweet lady! Your words mean like a lot, lot and it's comments like these that keep me going even when I feel like wrapping up my thoughts and saving them just for me :)

      I'm digging the fake bob as well, but I just know I couldn't pull off the real thing ^_^

      Many hugs <3

  3. Dorina

    Cat de frumoase sunt fotografiile!
    Si mie mi se intampla la fel cu timpul in ultima vreme.Si atunci cand ma uit la un serial sau la videoclipuri pe YT ma simt vinovata ca as fi putut face ceva mai util in timpul ala :))
    Dar gata, de acum incolo o sa incerc sa ma buur de fiecare secunda in parte, indiferent cate am de facut :)

    1. Oteea Post author

      Multumesc mult Dorina! Vinovata ma simteam si eu, ori de cate ori ma implicam intr-o activitate care ma facea sa ma simt bine,dar care in aceeasi masura imi fura din timpul pretios. Acum ma uit linistita la cate un serial, la cate un film sau ma relaxez citind cateva pagini dintr-o carte, pentru ca … merit :)) Te pup :*

    1. Oteea Post author

      Multumesc frumos Ada. Usor, usor ne obisnuim sa avem grija si de mintea, si de sufletul nostru, pentru ca normal e sa traim intr-un echilibru :) Multa bafta si tie :)

  4. Saci

    just love these photos, dear! plus that quote is perfect for me now. I really want to have it all, but it's impossible! thanks for the comment on my latest post, it felt sooo good to read it! Sometimes we all need a bit of a push I guess :) oh and that sweater looks sooo amazing! I am always afraid to buy clothes with jems, I am way too clumsy and my wardrobe is not really organized most of the times, so I would totally ruin it in a few days… have a wonderful weekend, dear! kisses :)

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    1. Oteea Post author

      Thank you, sweet Saci and I'm glad to hear that my words helped, I really meant them. Keep doing everything that you love because I'm sure it time, things will get sorted out :)

      Have a wonderful week, kisses :*

  5. Pink Wish

    I used to feel exactly like you did and there are so many times when I find myself thinking about the same old things: when I'll do that, when I'll go there, when I'll make this or that and my free time flies without me doing the things that really matter, it's sad but it seems I can't stop wanting more even if it means I'm losing so much. I am so happy when I manage to enjoy the little things and not think about what else can I do but I can't do it all the time, I think I'm still growing and finding what I really want and who I really am.

    You are such an inspiration, these days so many bloggers are writing books and it's not that I don't admire them and appreciate their work, but God, I wish I could read a book full of real experiences, a book filled with sincere thoughts, a book written by you. I honestly think you could be a great writer, at least, one I would love reading! <3 Until then, I'll keep reading your amazing posts that are always accompanied by beautiful photos! You look great with this outfit , I love grey and that sweater is kind of gorgeous, especially paired with the denim look!

    Hugs and kisses, pretty, lovely, amazing lady! <3 <3 <3 <3

    1. Oteea Post author

      Awwww <3 <3 <3 <3 You're just too sweet and too kind, my beautiful Julie! I'll keep your words in mind for they are like fuel. Can't wait to have more of these conversations + others less serious and more silly, over a cup of coffee!

      I'm glad I can share my experiences and all the things that I slowly come to realize with special ladies such as yourself, it makes writing all the more meaningful! Hugs & kisses to you too, beauty <3 <3 <3 <3

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