This time of year I start doing a lot more thinking about my time and how I spend it. I just celebrated my birthday last week, Mother’s Day is this weekend and frankly, timing is moving faster than I can grasp. Do you ever want to just stop time and cling to a moment? I do. I find those kinds of moments more often now as a mother than I did before and I find myself clinging to memories that have come and gone too quickly. I can’t grab those moments back but what I can do is focus my attention more diligently with my loved ones in that moment. Today though, I’m going to share with you how a watch I fell in love with a watch by JORD gave me the freedom I didn’t realize it would.
I feel like it was literally a blink ago that I was experiencing little simple pleasures like the texture and feel of tree leaves with my daughter and here I am a couple years later experiencing those moments with my son and it’s like the first time again. Sometimes though, I feel like I take advantage of those simple moments because I’m distracted with too much else going on or I’m too worried about not capturing that moment in a photo. After all, let’s be honest here for a moment – I always have my phone and without it I worry I might lose track of time or miss that perfect memory. Can you relate with that?
Recently, I fell in love with my JORD Ely Red Sandalwood watch and it’s helped me make the conscious decision to leave the phone to the side and just be in the moment. I don’t have the excuse that I need it to so I don’t lose track of time. I have the time right on my wrist the old fashion way and there is something so freeing about that. I’m living more in the moment and relishing in the memories I’ll always have rather than making sure I have thirty seven photos of the moment. If you would have asked me years ago I would would have told you I didn’t need a watch because hello, I have a phone. Yet in a world where we are always connected all the time there is something so freeing in going back to the basics like a watch on my arm or a point and shoot camera in my hand.
Sure, I keep my phone close enough that if there was an emergency I would have it close but that’s nothing worth the stress. I keep it tucked away and just live in the now, soaking in all the good stuff because the next moment will be gone before we know it. I want my family to know that nothing beats me being in the moment with them because there is nothing more important. Not that email, not that text message or not getting the perfect photo. Being at my best, in the moment with them is the best thing there is.
There’s not an outfit that my watch doesn’t go with so I am constantly wearing it. It’s so light weight and beautiful. The craftsmanship is exceptional and if something happens I’m covered with a one year warranty. I even got it custom sized just for my wrist so it fells wonderfully exactly how I need it to. Plus, watches will always be classic and in style. JORD brings the style even deeper with their handcrafted natural wooden watches that bring a modern feel with a wide selection to meet any style. The first time I saw my Ely Red Sandalwood watch on their site I knew it was made for me. Knowing that it also is mineral scratch resistant glass, I knew it was a fit for my lifestyle.
There are several upcoming events that are likely going on in your own life. Mother’s Day is this weekend and great, unique Mother’s Day gifts are hard to find. Father’s Day is next month and a stunning wooden watches from JORD are a great gift for Dad. (Shhh! That’s what Ryan is getting this Father’s Day because these watches are so classy and work great for the corporate attire and casual day to day wear). You might even know a graduate and these make for excellent High school graduation gifts or College Graduation gifts. Maybe you have an upcoming wedding that you need a gift for or need a great anniversary gift idea. I’m telling you, JORD is the answer to all of these.
Today I’m giving you the chance to win a $129 VOUCHER to purchase the watch of your choice from JORD. Everyone wins something though – check this out – anyone who enters this giveaway will receive a $20 voucher to use towards your next purchase. Pretty awesome, right?
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JORD sent me my Ely Red Sandalwood watch as part of our collaboration together to bring you this post and giveaway. All opinions and imagery is mine. As always, if I didn’t love it – I wouldn’t be sharing it today.