Wow I can’t believe that we have already crept over into February today (eeek!). I’m introducing a new column to the blog this year called coffee and a catch up with yours truly. I’m pretty excited about this year and I want us to share our journey together so this column is where I’ve decided to do just that. I’ve set a few goals for the year (I will share these with you as we go along) that I think are positive and will help me work toward a life and business that’s inspiring, and I can feel proud to have been able to live. I came across a quote that fits into how I’m feeling right now: “You only have one live to live, make sure its inspiring“.
Included in the column will be a self-portrait. I find these very difficult, and yet I always come to the end of the year going through all my photos taken through the year and wondering why I’m in so few of them. The idea for the project is actually inspired by Gail Werner and the photo a month project she has been running for the past 4 years. I think it’s a great way to (a) document live and get in front of the camera a little more (b) document my year (c) check in with all of you (d) do it just because!
So here it is this is me today hanging out at my favourite Saturday morning breakfast spot for a cappuccino and a scone (very civilized darling, don’t you think?)
You will notice that this photo isn’t perfect, in fact I’m half frowning and half smiling because the battery on my phone is about to run out and I’m struggling to figure out how the self-timer app I downloaded works. This is something I’m trying to work on right now: Done is better than perfect, and the fact I just posted this photo as the best selfie I could come up with in a month is proof of that (hahahahahaha).
So what’s up with me: We had a busy start to the year at work, everyone was busy sorting their lives out and planning for the next few months. I’ve been trying to get back to crossfit and back to a more normal eating plan (December holidays where a total oink fest and it’s difficult to let those daily glasses of wine and snacks go) which has been a work in progress. I did finally get to try out this paleo waffle recipe that I made in this waffle tray which turned out great! I started reading Outliers my Malcolm Gladwell but didn’t quite manage to finish it in Jan – will endeavour to finish in the next week or so, inspired to work toward those 10 000 hours I need to become the designer I know I can be. We had a marathon six hour movie weekend and watched the latest Hobbit movie followed by The Wolf of Wall Street. The Hobbit was actually much better than I thought it would be, but then I was prepared after the last one and feeling like it moved a little slow. I won’t ruin it for you but rest assured there will be a part three on its way soon – they left you hanging again! As for The Wolf of Wall Street… well there was an astronomical amount of swearing, drugs and nudity but if you can get past that it was a pretty good movie, Leonardo DiCaprio was great, on and if you are a big Matthew McConaughey fan watch out for his cameo role in the beginning – they made him up to look awful (I much prefer the Mathew in Fools Gold) but he did a brilliant job with his character.
Well that’s my little catch up for January lovelies, I’m so glad you made it this far with me. Looking forward to a fabulous February so chat later this month.