May 20: Mundane
One of my favourite quotes at the moment is:
Celebrate the mundane
I don’t know where I first saw it (it was probably Pinterest) but I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
Mrs Hinch and her cleaning cloths, mummy bloggers talking about their home; bookstagrammers and their current reads – these are just come of my favourite ways that the mundane is celebrated.
Throughout this post, I am going to be using the word mundane to describe the everyday, the boring and the not-so-glamorous.
I think that we have become so used to see excess in the media – excess wealth, excess beauty and excess fame – that it feels refreshing to see the mundane being shared, let alone celebrated.
No matter who you are or what kind of life you are living, the mundane is something we all have in common. I think this is why people like Mrs Hinch are becoming so popular.
There is something about seeing the mundane or the everyday, like cleaning or home life, being celebrated that makes us feel good. It makes us feel seen and more normal.
To quote Mrs Hinch, the boring life really is the best life. We just all forgot for a moment.
I’m someone who has always considered herself to be boring and mundane. I don’t have anything particularly special about me – my appearance, my hobbies and even my opinions are all pretty average.
This is something I used to be ashamed of and would try to make myself more exciting in anyway I could (see May 18’s post). It has taken me until basically this point now to accept that it is okay that I am ‘boring’ or average.
I have been inspired by these social media stars and the current trend for the everyday.
Sure, the everyday mightn’t always be Insta-worthy or exciting in anyway but that’s just the point. Mundane is something we all have in common and there is so much to enjoy in these kind of moments.
What mundane task or thing do you actually enjoy?
For me, it’s always been tidying and organising – which makes me pretty bang on trend right now!
As always, thank you for sticking with me and reading these posts. You have no idea how much the likes, comments and follows mean to me.