I’m taking a leaf out of Al and Pip’s blogs, here and here, and ‘Taking Stock’ this January. I really liked this idea, probably because I love lists and reflection, and I’m really happy that Al lead me to Pip – because Pip crochets stuff!
Sending a very warm thank you to these two awesome Aussie ladies for the inspiration for this week’s blog. If you want to try this list yourself, I recommend writing it twice and noticing any negative self-talk that crept into the first version. Life is too short to keep that soundtrack playing.
Making: Study notes, so I can blitz my exam in April.
Cooking: More regularly. Learning how to meal-plan.
Drinking: Woodford Reserve Bourbon, but I’d love to get my hands on another bottle of Cotswold’s London Dry Gin.
Next read: Heat and Light, by Ellen Van Neerven.
Wanting: A flowy skirt.
Looking: At my wedding photos … I really need to sort through more of them.
Playing: Battlefront II – occasionally on PS4 with the hubby.
Deciding: Which story idea to polish for spicy bites.
Wishing: I prioritised my time better.
Enjoying: The hot, sunny weather.
Waiting: For the RWA 2017 Spicy Bites and Little Gems anthologies to arrive in the mail.
Liking: My whiteboard. It’s where I do some of my best thinking.
Wondering: If I could sync my whiteboard with my bullet journal – knowing that neither are electronic …
Loving: Yoga With Adriene’s TRUE series of yoga videos. Start here.
Pondering: Whether I can keep up my daily yoga practice the whole year.
Considering: Running a marathon. I like the idea of it, but it’s already a big year.
Buying: Nothing but food and necessities if I can help it. But I really want Louise Allan’s the Sisters’ Song, and about a hundred other books and manga and DVDs.
Watching: Arrow. Stephen Amell mhmm.
Next watch: Maybe the Crown Season 2?
Hoping: That I can make a difference in people’s lives, somehow. Really not sure on the how. Reckon I need to stop thinking and hoping and just start, somewhere.
Marvelling: At the generosity of strangers.
Cringing: At my own self-doubt and negative self-talk. If I wouldn’t say it to a friend, I shouldn’t be saying it to myself.
Needing: To keep waking up early – it felt amazing this week.
Questioning: Whether I can do everything I want to.
Smelling: Curry – haha.
Wearing: My purple Dr Marten’s. Dreamed of them since forever, and love how strong they make me feel.
Following: Too many aspiring and emerging authors to keep track – plus some very inspiring established authors. Check out who I’m retweeting or sharing on FB.
Worrying: That I’m not good enough.
Noticing: My breath.
Knowing: That I need to stop worrying so much.
Thinking: In. Out.
Admiring: Margaret Atwood – always.
Sorting: My favourite websites and blogs into folders on my bookmark bar – and then syncing my laptop chrome with chrome on my phone.
Getting: Sick waaaay too often.
Bookmarking: All the things.
Coveting: New earrings.
Disliking: Back sweat. My own. I don’t care about yours. But mine is really bothering me.
Opening: My wallet, too often.
Giggling: At my husband’s Dad jokes. He’s not even a Dad yet, not even close, but gosh!
Snacking: On nuts and a square of dark chocolate – usually.
Hearing: Traffic, but it sounds like the ocean – said my Dad. *Shakes head and smiles.*
If you made it all the way down here … wow. Thank you.