LIFESTYLE

Life is Messy Bootcamp is BACK

Eight years ago I lost my hand wrestling battle to perfectionism and embarked on a quest to trust the mess. I’m still learning to love the part of myself that no one claps for, but this is what I know to be true:

Mess is in our DNA.

Embracing our imperfections is scary, but not nearly as terrifying as giving up on who we are for fear of “what will they think?”.

Whether you’ve hit a plateau, you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the incompletes in your checklist, you’re looking for a smarter way to get where you want to go or you’re simply in need of a friend who gets it, I VOLUNTEER, I volunteer as tribute to be your personal pocket-size cheerleader + help you transform your hiccups into a story of triumph. 

I created Life is Messy Bootcamp® for recovering perfectionist like me. And today I’m reopening the doors for members-only. Stay tuned for the grand relaunch to the public. It’s gonna be AWESOME!!!

Here’s a lil’ sneak peek of our latest photo shoot:

To learn more, go to www.lifeismessybootcamp.com and sign up to the wait list. You don’t want to miss what’s coming up next.

 

 

LIFESTYLE

Who’s Stuck? You’re Stuck? I’ve Got You Covered!

It’s Mayi Video Time!!!

 

Today we’re talking about the most beautiful, simple solution to getting stuff done, as in not having a Moleskin full of ideas, but actually shipping your work.

 

So why are you here?

 

I know you have a metaphorical North Star? The one that keeps you up all night.

 

You have big dreams. You’ve set hairy audacious goals. You’ve made big #girlboss plans. But! When it comes to taking action, you get stuck.

 

Who’s stuck? You’re stuck? Happens to the best of us. And I’ve got you covered!

 

Sometimes the hardest part is figuring out where to start. There are so many things you want to create, but getting past that stage of “overwhelm” can be tough.

 

That’s why I’m here.

 

In this video I’m going to show you where to start + how to get yourself motivated to reach the finish line. I double pinky promise you this isn’t another one of those 21-Get-Your-Ass-In-Shape plans you see on the internet. (Hint: My solution is totally doable + easy, you’ll see!)

 

Click play to get this party started! (And watch some silly outtakes.)

 

 

So, what are you waiting for? Go do ONE of something easy. What will it be? Tell me, in the comments.

 

I’m excited.

 

If you enjoyed this video, subscribe to my mailing list so you never miss an episode.

 

Thank you so much for watching + sharing!!!

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

LIFESTYLE · PERSONAL

Olivia’s Nursery Reveal

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In case you’re wondering, I’m due any day now!

How do I feel? Well, I’m alternating between crazy excitement about finally meeting baby O + crazy panic about OMG, we’re finally going to meet our little princess and they’re going to expect that we take her home and like, keep her alive n’ stuff.

Last night we went to bed at 2am picking out baby lullabies for Olivia. And David finally made his hospital bag. We’re making progress.

Speaking of progress, I’ve been working on Olivia’s nursery for a few months now. I wanted so badly to finish the room before our little girl arrives, but yesterday I realized: “This room is never gonna be COMPLETELY FINISHED” (Picture me inhaling deeply + exhaling like Drogon from Game of Thrones).

What is a recovering perfectionist to do? I decided to show you Olivia’s nursery anyways, the first of many tours, cuz done is better than perfect, right? Right? Riiiight?

If you’re a mom-to-be like me, or a newish mom who’s still shopping for baby essentials + nesting, I hope this post is somewhat helpful to you. David + I still haven’t tested things out, but after a ton of research + advice from family, close friends and readers, we feel confident Olivia will L-O-V-E her room + all the goodness hidden inside.

Hope you enjoy Olivia’s Nursery Reveal!

Before

But first, let me show you some hideous “Before” pics of the abandoned room, which served the purpose of Room of Requirement (Harry Potter fans raise your hands up high) – a room that magically transformes itself into whatever the seeker needs in that moment in time. To use it you must walk past the area of the door three times, thinking of what you need.

For example, when my biz partner came to visit it was a guest room. Then it mutated into a home office for David. Later it morphed into a trash can… I mean a storage room.

Take a look.

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Now, are you ready for the “After” shots? Come on in! No need to tippy-toe just yet, there is no sleeping baby inside just yet.

After

I wasn’t interested in having anything too theme-y or puke pink all over the walls, so I kept it simple with a hint of whimsical, with lots of happy creative things + personal touches made with love, some by yours truly, other by my very talented friends.

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So, how did I do? I think I did pretty good for my first time. I’m really happy with how everything is coming together. Even wrapping up this post is making me cry tears of just the most overwhelming happiness. This is truly the HAPPIEST I’ve ever been in my whole entire life.

Thank you so much for sharing this special part of my life with me. It means so much to be able to put all of this out there so publicly + receive so much kindness back. I’m so grateful for your loving comments + e-mails + gifts in the mail. I feel so blessed to have you in my life… that you’re family. And very very very soon our tribe will be PLUS ONE!!!

Who’s excited?

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