I’m really loving my new camera and I think it’s given me a new lust for life, between speeding through my note book of to-do lists (something that usually doesn’t happen so quickly) ticking each one off and snapping pictures around the homestead of everything and anything that takes my fancy, the past two days have been productive to say the least! New tutorials have been done, photographs have been taken, a resolution has been fulfilled, alterations are sewn up and I even managed to do a little outfit shoot today- gasp!
Mentioning on Twitter earlier today I realised, to my horror, at just how little time I have left in Ireland. Why do I think it’s still the beginning of July? I have 23 days left to get things organised until I am actually basking in glorious South African sun (and probably dying from the intense heat!) so even though I am excited, I’m nervous as hell and starting to panic about everything! I feel like I’m running out of time to spend both at home, with friends and seeing my boyfriend, all before I leave! Some serious planning is in order I think..
It’s halfway through the year. Gulp! This is the time where I look back at the last six months and have a good think about if I’m happy with what’s happened so far in the year.I’ve come to realise that I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time, life is goood. I only wish it would slow down a bit. May was a crazy long month, it felt like ages and I’m glad. Time really does fly once you leave school so I truly appreciate the months that seem to drag on forever. In terms of goals I’ve been rethinking a few of my resolutions. It always happens, I get to the halfway point in the year and notice how some of my goals I wanted at the beginning of the year are now not so big in my mind. So I’m going to change them up, set new ones or completely erase some.
Things I Have Accomplished Since May 1st:
I’ve just hit my 2 month mark of consistent exercising and it feels great to say it. I have noticed massive differences in this, for one my stamina has increased ten fold- My route is just under four miles (although it doesn’t feel it at all) and when I first started over half of that route I power walked. I now run it at a comfortable speed and I don’t find myself out of breath as much as I did when I first started. Of course I still walk parts but for the main goal is to be able to fully run it!
I hit a milestone in both monthly views and wordpress followers on this blog and I thank you all so much for this. Last months views were phenomenal, my best yet and it’s really amazing to know my tiny little blog is appreciated.
I whipped out my sewing machine again and got busy making some more cute dresses with new patterns. I’m on a big hunt for over sized mens shirts now. I just MUST have them.
I finally met up with my much loved college friends last month for Shauna’s birthday! It was so needed and such a great night all out together again. Definitely not leaving it that long to meet up again in the future!
Things I’ve Started:
There’s a pile of specially selected fabrics on my bedroom floor as I type and I have lots of ideas for these. Think bohemian summery airy fairy and you might just know what I’ve got planned. I just need the energy, a few solid hours and a lot of patience!
I’ve made more of an effort with my boudoir lately. Aromatherapy, candles and twinkly lights to ease my ill tempered mind when I’m having ‘one of those days’. Today was one of those days.
I’m trying to worry less about things. Let’s see how long that lasts!
Compiling ideas and collections of pictures for this years Nightmare Realm. It’s ridiculous how much I love working there. Luckily I’m not the only one!
Things I Haven’t Started but Should because They Aren’t That Difficult:
Ashamedly… I still haven’t been to the Dentist. It’s beyond a joke at this stage. I. must. go. this. month.
I have to go to the doctors this month too because I need to get vaccinations and shots for my trip to South Africa in August!
In early January myself and the brother began our little photography project together, the mini series. We’re being very secretive when it comes to our project and i’m trying so hard not to let on what its going to be like etc as it’s only growing and it’s something we want to really spend a lot of time on. What I can show and tell is the locations we’ve been keenly exploring for said project. Finding the locations is half the fun, and when we do find nifty little places the ideas sort of flow with the location. Some of these places we find are literally just down the road from us, across the fields or even in our own back garden. It’s nice to spend an hour or two out of the house just wandering with open minds and the thought process a-flow. Weirdly enough me and the brother have been getting on even better now we’re doing something together that doesn’t include the x-box!This bath is so old and rusted. It’s quite bizzare to walk past someone’s house and see a bath just standing there filled with thick black liquid. It’s been there for years no doubt. Shortly after this was taken we came across an eerie little lane smothered in trees and moss, perfect for a photo spot. The only thing that’s stopping us lately is the dismal weather January always seems to bring. This walk seems ages ago now it’s February. Now the weather seems to be getting more wintry (finally!) I’m really feeling the urge to go for more walks with my camera in tow back to some of our favourite photo locations.. ♥ xo
As a general rule of thumb I don’t ever really enjoy new years eve. It’s all such a cliché and full of overrated activities. My earliest memory of my dislike for nye was back in 99′. I was 10, still awake just before midnight and I remember being so scared for the new year. I didn’t want 99′ to end because I had enjoyed the year so much. The fact that time passes me by faster each year i’m older is one of the things I hate most. 2011 was one of my most memorable years, the good really did outweigh the bad this year by far and I’m so proud of myself for doing things that usually I would have been too afraid to do. I’ve conquered some of my dreams, had some downright amazing experiences, met some beautiful new friends and got over some fears. I have been so dedicated to my resolutions and craft list this year, I’m quite amazed with myself how I pushed myself to conquer my goals. I really hope 2012 will continue on as good as this year has been to me. I’m not out celebrating tonight but I do wish you all a good night, whatever you will be doing! ♥
I’m going to spend the rest of my night planning goals & dreams for 2012 whilst making myself a 2012 calender. Goodnight all xo
Tie up hair, wash face, moisturise. Take down hair.
Clean kitchen; wash up whatever has gathered in the sink from the night before, dry, clean units and sugar spills. Fill kettle up.
Make some form of vegetable or fruit smoothie. Eat with handful of raisins and nuts. Herbal tea.
Brush teeth. Tidy room,dress bed, pull back curtains. See the day for what it is.
Decide whether I should wear flow y summery clothes or warm layers with fluffy booties. (This week it’s been the latter)
Turn on laptop, check emails and blogs. Gather any new inspiration, take mental notes. Think/dream of far away wishes. Long walk. (weather permitting)
Some time after this morning routine is done it varies from blog surfing/tumbling – dreaming and planning – making things + getting crafty. Or having a bash off L4D.
I need something new to happen around here. .. I need the sun and good weather to come back. That’s always good for getting me out into the air to clear my head and fill it with fresh thoughts to obsess over. I have plans. Lot’s. And this Summer will be so good. For the love of cheese make it a sunny Summer.
Noo, I haven’t gone completely mad and decided to enroll for the chinese state circus, I’ve been helping Shane with his photography projects for college! Which turned out to be rather fun and slightly squishy.
I’m relying on my little 3 mega pixel camera phone to document what’s been going on, as well as Shane’s iPhone. It’s going okay.. Not having my camera to lug around with me isn’t all that bad, although I might think differently when I’m home and can’t take pictures of projects in progress and such.
We’ve been doing a bit of planning too, from birthdays and parties (Shane’s 21st is Wednesday!) to little holidays, tattoos and piercings. It’s all so scary how much time flies. Exciting all the same! XOXO
I was angry at you earlier. I held my tongue because I had too. Sometimes I forget your younger so it’s okay for you to be that way and that I need to stop being so serious sometimes. I’ve calmed down and cheered up now. I had a long hot bath, ate some homemade pizza, listened to our infinite playlist and made some trinkets for friends. (:
Next week will be good. I’ve got lots of plans to see some amazing people. I’ve missed you all so much.