Lifestyle | Appreciate the little things

Beautiful Amroth at twilight.

Isn’t it funny how, as time goes by and you grow older, you change as a person? I feel like I have changed a lot in the year, and for the better I think. Before I would live for the weekends which would be spent going out and having one too many drinks with friends and spending the rest of  my weekend, and the best part of the week afterwards, recovering. But now, my priorities have completely changed.

I feel that since I started blogging two years ago (wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long!), I have grown so much and have started to look at life from a completely different perspective. For me now the perfect evening would be spent with my boyfriend taking my dogs down to the beach and taking lots of photos, before having a lovely meal and spending the night cwtched up in bed with a good old book. Call me a granny, but it’s the little things like this that really make me happy!

Daizy and Dan strolling on the beach.

I feel like I appreciate life so much more and live for the little things that make me smile. I love spending time with my family. I love the feeling of waking up and seeing the sun streaming through the window. I love getting in the car and travelling to the coast and taking in the gorgeous scenery and the sea air. I love seeing my little dogs faces when we pull up at the seafront and let them run wild! It’s quite funny how all these things I took for granted before.

People change, times change and you change. I think the best thing to do is absolutely embrace it and appreciate those little things that will always make you happy : )


Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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  1. Rebecca Tiffany
    May 30, 2015 / 7:56 am

    Jessie, what a lovely post with beauitful photography. You've reallly set my Saturday off on a positive start, thank you! Rebecca | The Two Twenty SomethingsXx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 30, 2015 / 8:02 am

      Aw Rebecca : ) that was such a lovely comment! Thanks so much! xx

  2. Katie Leask
    May 30, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Isn't growing up SUCH a beautiful thing. This post really couldn't resonate with me any more, I'm exactly the same. I even sent back a pair of heels the other day because they were too high….my mum was checking my temperature to make sure I wasn't hallucinating! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 30, 2015 / 8:48 am

      It really is. I'm glad I'm not the only one 😉 hahaha, oh god. I haven't quite reached that stage yet – are you sure you're feeling okay? Haha! xx

  3. Holly
    May 30, 2015 / 10:09 am

    I absolutely love this post and I couldn't agree more, it really is the little things in life that mean the most 🙂 I worry sometimes that I'm boring and not adventurous enough, but I just love curling up with a good book and spending time with my family and partner.Love Holly

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you lovely : ) it really is! I think we are just enjoying ourselves in our own special way! xx

  4. Emily Moodie
    May 30, 2015 / 11:02 am

    I absolutely love this post Jessie! I'm exactly the same, I appreciate everything so much more now, the little things are what matter! I remember being younger and my parents going on about how beautiful the view was or how the sea looked with me being bored, and now I say exactly the same things they do! Lovely post as always xxemily x ❤ | emilyloula

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:34 pm

      Aww thank you lovely : ) so glad you like it! That was me too – I used to take so many things for granted. Thanks Emily xxx

  5. Shannon Boyce
    May 30, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    I am with you. It's amazing how much we change – and how the little things seem to mean more as we get older.

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:34 pm

      It really is! : ) xx

  6. Sophie
    May 30, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Yes to growing up and changing and becoming more at peace with yourself, and letting go of the pressures to conform to what other people want of you. Here's to being a granny!! Sophie

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:35 pm

      Hahah! Yes Sophie!! I love this : ) so glad you're on board with granny club. xx

  7. Jemma Humphreys
    May 30, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    Your photos are AMAZING! <3I love this post so much Jessie! I know exactly what you mean, I feel I've definitely started becoming a better 'me' as I've grown. I've changed in so many ways and it's nice to know I'm much better for it :)Also, I dont think you're a a granny haha! It's nice to appreciate the quieter moments too ^__^Jemma

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:36 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! I think it's just a beautiful place to photograph : ) I totally agree with that, I feel like a better person too. Thanks hun haha, it really is xx

  8. Jasmin Charlotte
    May 30, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Aw I love this! I totally agree, the small things in life definitely are the things which really make you happy. I love trying to reflect on them as well, gratitude definitely works in cheering me up! x Jasmin Charlotte

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:36 pm

      They really do : ) gratitude is a great trait to have! xx

  9. The LDN Diaries
    May 30, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    Love these pics and the dogs are so cute! xPaula | The LDN Diaries

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you lovely : ) xx

  10. Marie
    May 30, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    lovely post and especially lovely pictures !! I am following you now , your blog is great :)

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you Marie, that means a lot! xx

  11. Layla Rosita
    May 30, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    What a lovely blogpost! You are absolutely right, now that I'm older I do appreciate the little things in life way more. When I was just a teenager, I had a lot of different priorities. I've changed in many ways but I'm so proud of it. I'm not really sure what shaped my change, maybe difficulties in life but to me I feel like it was destined to be. I also love your photography, very beautiful! Love, Layla Rosita | Travel Guide to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much Rosita : ) I'm proud of my changes too! I'm glad you're feeling happy and enjoying life! Thank you very much for that lovely comment – it really brightened my date! xx

  12. The Elle Next Door
    May 31, 2015 / 7:54 am

    Girl, I can't tell you how much I needed this. So important to remember the little things so that the big things don't seem so bad/scary. Your photo's are just SO stunning too, that first picture… dreamy :)Ellewww.theellenextdoor.comxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      Aw thank you Elle : ) It really is important! So happy you liked my post lovely. xx

  13. Life's a shoe
    May 31, 2015 / 9:36 am

    gorgeous photos!lifeisashoe

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you : ) xx

  14. Charlotte VanityFairest
    May 31, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    I absolutely loved this post and I couldn't agree more! Beautiful photos as well girly! xxVanity Fairest

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Aw thanks Charlotte my lovely! xx

  15. Rosie Adam
    May 31, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    This post is so relevant to me atm. I completely get where you're coming from. In a world where social media is at our fingertips, it's so easy to get lost in lusting after other people's lives that we forget to look around and see that we already have so much

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 9:45 pm

      I totally agree. I'm obsessed with social media and really need to take a step back. It takes over your life! xx

  16. Leanne Cornelius
    May 31, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Great post. I'm the same, I'm finally growing up and appreciating more chilled out things. Most of my friends still want to go out and get drunk so I still do that occasionally but we also meet up down the park with our children and they are the days that I enjoy the most. Leanne – A Slice of My Life Wales

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      May 31, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      Ahh that sounds lovely, Leanne. My friends love going out drinking and I'm just so fed up of it now haha. Of course, I still go now and again but would much rather an evening walk down the beach. xx

  17. Hannah Lucy
    May 31, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    What a lovely post. Granny's unite! Can totally relate, it definitely is all about the little things as you get older :)

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