A feather on my pillow

I have come to find a lot of strength in the smallest of symbols.

You’ll know by now that I have a thing for feathers.  I hadn’t happened across one in a while so when I woke up to find a feather on my pillow (the teeniest, tiniest of feathers might I add) it was a comforting reminder of what I’ve been through and just how far I’ve come.

If I have learnt anything in the last four months it is that nothing will get better unless you do.

I think that whenever we feel like we are hard done by or are in a position that we don’t want to be in we can lose sight of our purpose.

There will always be someone who will tell you no and hold you back from doing what you are meant to be doing but in my experience most of the time that person is you (or your own self doubt).

Whenever I falter it is generally because I have forgotten to listen to myself and have become blinded by the pursuits of others.

I must always remind myself that I am on my own journey.

If ever I lose sight of that path, I’ll immerse myself in something that I absolutely love to do and that is not necessarily the thing I do for a living but a hobby, craft or passion project.

And whenever I do this, I find that fresh ideas come to light, things start to align and new doors open.


Erena Te Paa Stylist



  1. July 27, 2015 / 8:43 am

    Beautiful words as always, my gorgeous friend xx

  2. July 27, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Ha my thing is birds! Go the crafty-ness! Soul healing.

  3. July 27, 2015 / 10:10 am

    It’s always good to have something symbolic even if to some it might seem a little ‘cray’ 😄 Go the birds and the neverending crafty projects!!!

  4. July 27, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    These brighten my day whenever I read such posts like these that you post. Admiration and inspiration. That’s what I feel when I read these Edz xx

  5. July 27, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Keep doing what you are doing – opening up and seeing the good in all things big and small. This is helping myself and I’m sure others also 🙂

  6. July 27, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Mine’s knitting at the moment. Like you, things align and doors open- when I do stuff that I enjoy, thanks for your post

  7. July 27, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Thanks Jo, I love that there is a common thread there. I also like that your thing is knitting. I used to know how to knit so this inspires me to rekindle that 🙂

  8. July 27, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    As long as it helps, then I’ll continue to share 🙂

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