One week, one picture

Through the eyes of a kid

This week’s picture is a drawing made by one of the kid I look after. She’s 5 years old and she drew me, taking a picture of the mountains. When she gave that drawing to me, I couldn’t stop smiling as how cute this was. And it also got me thinking. This is how she sees me. Always taking pictures of the mountains (I can’t help myself, ok? they’re just so pretty). I sometimes wonder how people see me, what they think of me. Do they think I’m crazy, funny, boring? I don’t know and I feel like I could never really know because when people say things, how are we supposed to know if it’s true? I mean I can’t read minds. Maybe I should trust more but hey, that’s another subject. With kids, you always know what they think. They’re so pure, honest and don’t have any filter. A reason why they’re my favourite kind of people on Earth haha.

Could you imagine what would it be like if everyone started to be as honest as kids? Would we fight all the time because of some bad truths?


Remember when I said I did some planning about my blogging game last week? Well, I’ve already failed haha. I was supposed to post my blog about Italy on Wednesday but I’ve been so lazy, I did it 2 days later. The truth is planning makes me less productive. Or is it in my head, haha? I don’t know but deadlines make me cringe and remind me of school and the pressure you know. I’ve always said about blogging that I didn’t want any kind of pressure on myself so I would be blogging whenever I wanted to, not because it is written on a plan.

Also, I’ve been lazy most of the week. Every time after work, I would watch Youtube videos and Netflix. In 2 days, I started and finished “Sex Education” – highly recommended by the way. I didn’t know what was all the fuss about so I had to see it myself you know. Usually I don’t like watching films or series everyone talks about. I don’t really have a reason for that, I just don’t. like it, that’s all.

Before saying bye, I wanted to talk about the fact I find myself more and more annoyed with notifications on my phone lately. I blocked Insta and Twitter notifications for a few weeks now. I just can’t deal with notifications anymore. I don’t want to be distracted “all the time” because someone sent me a message or tagged me into something. I like to go on social media when I want to and not because I received a notification which kind of force me to. I don’t know if that makes sense but for me it does haha. Also, sometimes, I just don’t want to talk to anyone. Not because I’m mad or sad or anything, I just like the feeling of being alone. So when I’m in this mood and receive a message, I feel bad if I don’t answer straight away. But then, I don’t feel good when I force myself to answer. I would like to know if I were alone to be like this haha?

I hope you enjoyed reading it and that you had a good week. Tell me about it in the comment section!

With love, Anaïs

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26 Comments

  1. You’re not alone! When I am in the company of others and I receive notifications, I feel distracted and if I don’t respond to it, it’s in the back of my head always! Try not to feel bad about not replying to messages straight away – you’ve gotta think of no.1. 🙂

    1. Glad I’m not the only one in this case!! Thanks for your lovely comment xx

  2. Such lovely post! I also always wonder how people see me and I really like to know haha. You’re really not the only one that doesn’t feel like talking but still feels guilty for not replying to anyone, I have the same haha

    1. Thanks Chloë! Same haha

  3. Yes, I agree with you, the notifications can drive you insane. Also, I also need some alone time even if it’s getting in my car to drive to the grocery and stroll the aisles without someone speaking to me, I get my fix. Thanks for sharing and you have a wonderful week as well.

    1. Alone time is so needed, right? Sometimes with notifications I feel like I can never be alone haha thanks for commenting! Have a good week too xx

  4. I find planning really helps me because I feel guilty if I miss my (self imposed) deadline. It’s funny thinking about how we look in other people’s eyes, I wonder about that sometimes too. Also, Sex Education was amazing – I watched it in 2 days x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. I guess planning isn’t for everyone 🙂 Thanks for your comment xx

  5. Loved it And your straight forward ness.

    1. Thanks!!

  6. I have thought about turning my notifications off so many times!! I‘m yet to do it but I imagine not having any notifications very peaceful. Also, your host child is so cute!! I think I would have shed a tear if somebody drew me like that haha 😄

    1. It is so peaceful you have no idea hahah!
      She is so cute indeed ❤

  7. Helen Watson says:

    Lovely post. Children are so honest and simple, for a short while anyway until they are conditioned. It’d be wonderful to be able to not worry about other people’s opinions but so many of us struggle with this.
    And alone time is a must! If you don’t enjoy your own company how can you expect anyone else to enjoy it 🙂 hx

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I couldn’t agree more with you! x

  8. I don’t have my notifications on either, sometimes I just like to completely ignore my phone and go and do my own thing, so you are definitely not alone in this. I only go on social media when I am feeling okay as I know it can be stressful if I am feeling down. You just got to put yourself first, the messages will always be there when you are ready 🙂 Also thanks for the Netflix recommendation, I need a new series to binge! Great post, Anaïs! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Glad to read I’m not the only one in this case! Alone time is priceless xx
      Hopefully you’ll love Sex Education as much as I did xx
      Thanks for your kind words as usual Bexa ❤❤

  9. I’d love to see things like children do again. The world was so much better as a kid! I also totally agree with you on the social media notifications, mine are turned off too.

    1. Life seemed more simple when we were kids, it’s true.. x

  10. I am guilty of having my notifications on and check my phone ALOT! Kids are so honest which can be quite scary to know what they really think lol. Thank you for sharing xx

  11. Awh that drawing is so sweet! It is so true what you’ve said about children, they literally say what they’re thinking, I’d take it as a compliment that they’ve drawn you taking pictures of the mountains 😉 also with the tv show thing, I too hate watching shows that everyone is talking about because I feel like my expectations are too high. If it’s not amazing then I’m disappointed even if the show is still good (happened to me with Stranger Things for example). I’m trying to get over it though so I don’t miss out on good shows!

    1. I love that drawing so much you have no idea haha it’s the cutest!!
      Thanks for your comment xx

  12. First of all, that kid is how I pretty much see you as well! Always taking pictures of amazing scenery and travelling to awesome places. And even though i would love to know what everyone reaaally thought of me, I dont think I could hack that. And I’m so glad you’re not putting any pressure on yourself from blogging, that’s definitely what I believe is the best way of blogging!!

    1. Ohhhh, you’re the sweetest I swear!! Thanks so much xx Hahaha yeah true about knowing what everyone think of us! And literally I was supposed to post a blog today but wasn’t feeling writing so didn’t do it and I don’t feel guilty about it haha x

  13. I like your perception of children and the fact they are pure. I think that’s true, but to a certain extent, because the lack of filters can also make them plain evil. Probably some learned behaviour from people around them, however. But I like that beautiful vision of them!
    Also, I totally feel you about notifications, because I’ve done the same. I only go on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter when I choose to, and not whenever I see a notification. I don’t feel the need to respond like you do, I’m very much okay with ignoring people hahaha but I get that it’s distracting and you just want to engage with it I guess. So well done in doing that! And it’s important to have so real alone time.
    I am still slowly continuying Sex Education, and I am really enjoying it for the time being hehe. Glad you enjoyed it! x

    1. They can be so mean because they don’t have any filters it’s true! But at least you know the truth haha
      Don’t get me wrong, I still ignore some people hahah
      Omg, you still haven’t finished it??? You need to stop napping 🙄

      1. Yeah that’s true I guess 😅
        Hahaha I’m sorry

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