Three months already! This year is passing before us like lightning…
What have you been doing with your year?
My challenge (from myself to myself) at the beginning of this year was to blog a moment of my day everyday. I should have known it might not be truly sustainable as not everyday is interesting *sigh*. You get the slow days, the low days, the I-dont’want-to-get-out-of-bed days and unfortunately the I-don’t-know-what-to-write days. I’ve had a few of those this past month but I am still determined to write down as many moments as possible. So I’m changing it up and writing on the days that actually have a poignant moment. Who knows? I maybe I’ll actually have to write everyday if the months ahead become more interesting! but that will only happen if I make them. Three months gone so far, nine more chances to make this year a great one to remember!
April is coming and I have planned to do a lot including:
– Ice-skating lessons
– Salsa lessons with my mama
– A lot more work (saving up for those future travels!)
and a whole lot of other things.
You can only reminisce later on what you decided to do today I say. No regrets.
Good thing of the day: Happy Easter! Great time relaxing with the family over lunch…had a quiz – my general knowledge is actually quite good!
Our house is like a building site! We have electricians starting the re-wiring of the house and while I was monitoring this, I came across this magazine which I love and have found some really great articles, here’s a few:
For those in their 20’s:
What to know at 25-ish
Chasing Your Dreams:
Don’t chase dreams yet
Find your calling
Pursuit of Passion
Good thing of the day: I have found a great online magazine!
Just say no.
When your gut and intuition tells you to do something or not to do something I have found it is always best to go with it. Do you know how I have discovered to oh-so mind-blowing truth? Too often I go against it and every time I always realise that I should have listened.
For example, today I spent hour and half driving to the place I was working. My clients live all over London and London is big and gets congested easily. If you don’t go at the right time, what should be a half an hour journey can become two. I was tired and had planned to go home once I finished I had a few things to do and work to catch up on. Then my friend called telling me they had some time free would I want to meet up. I love meeting up with my friends but deep down I knew I should say no. I didn’t want to disappoint and the possibility of us having fun overrided my intuition so I said yes and met up with them especially as my sat nav told me they were only 10 minutes away.
Those ten minutes turned into thirty! And when we met up we didn’t know what to do. We ended up driving around then going to dinner to kill time and all the while I know I wasn’t great company. Hungry, unfocused, tired, I wasn’t really invested in our conversation and hadn’t planned on eating out either so wasn’t as excited. I spent two hours getting home and couldn’t do the things I had planned to do. As much as I wasn’t my best I am glad to have spent time with my friend so I hope I’ll be forgiven. If I had just listened to my gut I would have gotten home in time (I could have left before rush hour) had a pleasant evening and an early night and been refreshed to see my friend on the weekend instead.
Does gut instinct ever fail?
Good thing of the day: I didn’t get stuck in traffic on the way but lesson learned for the day…follow your gut.