Four photos and some time to reflect about the good things in my week, that’s what 1+4=Life is about.
- My Mum and I had the same idea the other day. Well my idea was to go out and buy myself a copy of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and her idea was to buy it for me. I’m calling that little magic. Thanks Mum! People who support your passion in life are treasures and my Mum is definitely one of those. ( and she even reads my blog – Hi Mum).
2. I gave myself Saturday to play and met some resistance from myself. I started by tidying up this space a bit thinking that wasn’t helping, but the truth is I was just a bit stuck and there was a niggling little voice in my ear saying not very encouraging things. Like “what’s the point?”, “why have you got so much stuff?” and “you’re not an artist so what do you think you are you doing?”. It’s not always easy to argue with that voice but somehow I managed to still do a little creating and at the end of the day it was enough. I won the argument by just creating anyway.
3. After writing about a plugged vs. unplugged life, I finally got myself back to gym this week and found that all the cardio equipment has been upgraded so that you can be plugged into social media as you get your heart rate up and sweat it out.I won’t be doing that, I kind of like gym time to be unplugged, plus I’m too unfit and unco to manage typing and exercising.
4. Today I took myself off to Melbourne to catch up with some of the lovely people I’ve met through doing a creativity course over one year ago. We chatted about what we are all up to at the moment, what we are reading, how we make time for our creativity, how glad we are that we signed up for Inspiration Information, and lots,lots more! Actually I’m still kind of buzzing with happiness. We all brought something along, kind of like show and tell. There were sketchbooks, peg dolls and jewellery and we heard about Karen’s next writing challenge. I actually felt a little emotional seeing some of the sketches and doodles I’ve liked on Instagram in real life. Images that I have double tapped on my Ipad, were in my hands. So yes, I am pretty happy right now. Thanks Annette, Carolyn, Deanna, Karen and Melinda, it was a really inspiring and heart happy making day.
Looking back over the week is actually a lovely thing to do. Remembering to take photos is another thing. ( I need to work on that). Last weekend I spent hours and hours and finally finished “making” a photobook of our family photos for 2013.(Yay now I’m only nearly 2 years behind!). Some of the photos that I take for these posts may never end up in an album, but they are moments that I’d like to remember. How about you? Do you take time to stop and take photos and reflect on your life or do you stick to family events? If you want to join in 1+4, or see what other people have done this week head over to Isabel’s blog.
p.s one more because how beautiful are these blooms I spotted at the Prahran Market today?