Saturday, 21 August 2010

And suddenly everything went crazy...

So I realised the other day that I hadn't posted on my blog in over a month. And then I thought about everything that happened it that month and couldn't believe that I hadn't shared any of it here. So here goes a whistlestop tour of everything that has happened to try and explain my lack of activity here...

Firstly I went on a lovely holiday to Egypt with the man. It was our first holiday together and a well deserved rest. I'm already planning the next escape (but more on that later)

Then I graduated from uni. After three long hard years it was a relief to get through it and I don't think I've ever been more proud of myself. And I got to wear a silly outfit for the day!

I have also started a new job. It is basically my dream job that I've wanted to do since I was about 14 and I'm so lucky to get it so quickly after finishing university. It's a big change to be working 9-5 Monday to Friday but I'm absolutely loving it!

And then as if the rest of this wasn't stressful enough, I moved house. I had to move out of my student house anyway so me and the man have moved into a cute little flat even closer to the sea than I was before. It still looks a mess, I can see unpacked bags and boxes from here...

So basically my entire life has been shaken up. I'm really enjoying the fresh start all this is offering. And hopefully I will now have lots of time for the stuff I want to do (including this blog!)

Monday, 16 August 2010

4 simple goals

I'm a little late to the game but I really like the idea of Elsie's 4 simple goals. I know I have my long list of long term goals on my blog and they are slowly being ticked off. But these are different, with the idea for them to be completed before the end of the year. Here are her rules:

1. Choose simple goals that will make your life richer and happier on a daily basis. Choose things you may not otherwise get done, but that are not difficult to accomplish.

2. Do not choose result oriented goals, choose activity oriented goals. for example.... instead of "lose 10 pounds", choose something like "eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day". get what i'm saying? positive actions instead of just the end result!

3. Choose goals that are personal that you believe will truly make your life richer just by doing them! They can be daily, weekly or one time experiences.

4. Choose a reward for each goal as it is accomplished! It can be a small or large reward.

5. Blog your goals, each one as you achieve it and a big post when they are all finished before the new year!

So my four goals are:

1. Have a regular date night! My and the man's lives are so busy that sometimes we barely see each other. I really want to say every week but that might be a bit ambitious. Definately once a fortnight even if it's just a coffee and a chat!

2. Be more creative! The list of things I want to make is getting longer but nothing has actually been made in far too long.

3. Say yes! Who knows what I'm missing out on every time I say no? This should make life more of an adventure...

4. Blog more often! I love blogging but somehow it just gets pushed to the bottom of the to do list all the time. And the bottom never quite gets reached!

What would you have as your simple goals? I think Elsie summed it up perfectly:
personal challenges to make your life more beautiful every day.
Wish me luck!

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