Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 is coming, ready or not...

Renmark here we come - hubby and I are off to the Riverland to visit my family tomorrow - and I can't wait. Sunshine, warm weather, the river, a boat and my family - all of my favourite things in one place.

I love summer holidays of sleeping late and reading and writing. Warm days and long balmy nights when you can stay outside and enjoy the evenings. Alas, back to work Monday week, so a week left of doing as I please.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

My life in reflection

There's something about this time of year which makes you pause and think about what has gone before and what lies ahead for the coming year. It's after the craziness of Christmas has passed and before the New Year arrives.

My Christmas was a very tame, some might say boring, one. We did our family Christmas on Sunday when all of the family were available, so the actual day was a quiet one. No mad cooking or stressing on Christmas Day for me.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tombstones don't talk

My mother forwarded this below to me in an email this morning and I had to share. So, I dare you to read it and not be inspired to make even one small change in your life

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Knowledge is Power

I'd love to be one of those sort of people who effortlessly goes for a jog, swims a few laps, does a few yoga poses. Someone who's trim, taut and terrific. At this stage I'm just settling for terrific.

Exercise and me, ugh it's an effort. I wish it wasn't. I love going for long walks on the beach, once I'm doing it that is, but the motivation to actually get there is kind of lacking.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Good things come to those who wait...

No person should stay in a job that makes them miserable or where they don't feel like they make a difference. I did and it's only now in my new job that I realise I should have left the last one a long time ago.

I had a job I loved probably 5 years ago and I really felt like what I did made a difference and that I was really appreciated. Then the boss from hell was hired and that sucked the life out of it and those of us who reported to her.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Quality over quantity

So given the title of this post, I really need to up the quality of what is written here being that the quantity has diminished considerably in the last few months. But, no apologies or excuses - that's life isn't it? Priorities and finding time to do the things we need (or want) to do.

I'm kind of suffering withdrawal at the moment because my personal writing has virtually dried up of late, not so much the desire to write but the hours in which to do it. I have plenty of writing going on at work but nothing really creative in my out of work hours.