The new year has well and truly begun and I’ve got so much to tell you, that I’ll start sharing over the next few weeks. If you’ve been keeping up with my instagram, you’ll have seen some of it, but as always, there’s a story behind the wee picture. To start off with though, I thought I’d share a few things that have been going on for me.
Summer is part wonderful and part way-too-hot (as usual) and I’ve enjoyed taking a writing and creating break. I’m over a month into my new job and I’m really enjoying it there. I’m happier than I have been in a long time. Woohoo!
Most years I pick a word for the year that will help guide me through. You’ve probably read heaps of posts about them, but this year I’m doing something a little bit different. I couldn’t find a word that fit and then one evening, late last year, I was listening to Mumford & Sons first album and I heard the lyric: “where you invest your love, you invest your life”, and I knew that was perfect for me this year!
After the many disappointments and huge changes of last year, I wanted something to ground me. Something to allow smaller, more achievable goals and remind me that not everything has to be a grand statement. Last year I set the bar so high I never had any chance of reaching it, and it didn’t make me want it more, it just made me feel defeated and deflated, and I don’t want that for me. So I’ve decided to be more realistic, and I have to say, so far it’s working a treat!
This year I want more time for doing the things I love and for having more fun. I want this space to feel as fun and lighthearted as it did back in 2013 when I started it. I want to laugh a little when I’m writing here and not worry so much about whether it works for SEO or if it’s entirely useful. I also want to share more of the things I love and some of my thoughts on living and why it’s great to do what works for you. There will probably be more ramblings like this mixed in with some fun DIYs and maybe some reviews (if they’re a perfect fit).
This year I’m “investing” in my life. Right now, that means: that I’m taking my happiest self to work; I’m going to the gym because I love it and it’s fun for me; writing and creating here for fun; and I’m going to learn to cook more things and learn to enjoy my time in the kitchen. The business is on the back burner and I couldn’t be happier. I’m not sure that it’s gone for good, but definitely for now – and that’s okay.
30 is going really well so far. I was excited to start this new decade, and I’m glad to be here enjoying it.
Happy 2016! I hope January is treating you well too.
Here’s to having more fun! x
The title of this post is a song by Death Cab for Cutie and it seemed fitting. The card in the photo is by ThankYouLoveCake. I received it in the mail recently from a lovely friend.