So long 2016! Now you are well and truly gone (Can you believe it’s March already?!) and I just wanted to take stock of the things I made last year and notice those good things. I think it’s good to do that. So many times I’ve beaten myself up for starting things and not finishing them, project hopping and the like – but this is just how you learn. It’s experimental and playful which is good and wholesome and healthy and shouldn’t be ignored. In fact if not for stop – starting and project hopping, I may not have completed the projects I actually did finish, as well as I did, as I may not have learned the things I picked up from all the experimenting and playing.
So after looking back, I started looking not forward, but to now, and just LOVED this post idea on Pip Lincolne’s blog, Meet Me at Mikes. So I decided to do one too!
TAKING STOCK OF NOW
Making : The Granny Cocoon Shrug in a 2 ply cotton. Found here.
Cooking : Vegan things! Felafel, veggie soups, curries…that sort of stuff.
Drinking : Oh my gosh so much water. Like 5 Litres easy.
Reading: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (The books are SO much better than the movie.)
Trawling: OP SHOPS. Like omg.
Wanting: All the things. An Ipod mostly … I need more music in my life.
Looking: Trimmer. I am happy to say that my veganism and exercise is paying off.
Deciding: If I have enough time to make something before going to the shops.
Wishing: It wasn’t so hot. Moustache sweat is not attractive.
Enjoying: Giving myself a break. You don’t have to be perfect! Did you know??!
Waiting: For my Dad to come out for a visit from the U.K!
Liking: That the house is nice and clean and tidy … people should come to visit more often!
Wondering: What to make next?
Loving: The amount of things I could recycle and reuse by making jewellery.
Listening: To lots of Indie/Folk music.
Buying: New clothes now that I lost a bit of weight …
Watching: Vegan food documentaries, environmental docos, health docos.
Hoping: That Dad will have a nice time in Australia.
Marvelling: At how good a vegan diet has been proven to be – it’s a whole lifestyle change.
Cringing: At how gross some people can be in public.
Needing: To actually go and get the things I need.
Questioning: Where all the odd socks go after all the washing is done.
Smelling: Next doors’ petrol mower fumes. Yuck!
Noticing: That wealthy folks have more than one income stream.
Knowing: That life is a fun journey, that doesn’t have to be planned to the whiz.
Thinking: There’s a lot of stuff I have to come up with to fill out this form …
Admiring: People who have lots to do just doing it like fabulous troopers. Aren’t they fab?!
Getting: Better at this life thing. You live and you learn.
Bookmarking: OMG crochet patterns all the time!! This is a recent one.
Disliking: How much time you can waste on silly things.
Opening: New doors to new opportunities. Uh-huh.
Feeling: Calm, comfortable, free and mindful.
Hearing: Morning noises, cars starting and children walking to school.
Celebrating: My 30th on the 20th!!! Golly.
So what are you taking stock of? Maybe you could do a ‘taking stock’ post on your blog too?
Take care, and take stock!