Self reflection

Advice, Dreaming, Planning, self care, Travel

This winter I have been busy. So busy I have missed out on a lot. It will be worth it if I get my bonus this year but it has still taken me away from the things I love and the people I miss. When you work in retail Christmas is your busiest time there is no doubt about it but life goes on weather you are out socialising or at home working.

Next year we are planning Christmas in January. Presents meal you name it. We will still have a Christmas meal but a less hectic one.

I love Christmas and it truely is my favourite time of year it I am just too busy to enjoy it. The week of Christmas I will be in France snowboarding and relaxing so I don’t mind how hectic it gets right now.

My head is already rocking with what I want to achieve next year.

Last years goals

Miraculously my goals last year were all hit. I had to save for the wedding, make for the wedding and look after myself for the wedding.

I didn’t hit all my travel destinations but I did travel to Madrid, Bulgaria, Jersey, France and Yorkshire. This years travel is going to be really exciting with Japan and Italy on the cards!

My sister asked me what I would do if I could do anything. I said draw.

Draw and paint.

But actually put the effort in. Sit down and practice what I love. So I am setting myself a challenge. 12 pieces of art next year that I am brave enough and proud enough to sell. That’s only one a month but it will still be a challenge.

I still have to actually do it.

I have enough paints and pencils and even pads to get started but I can’t tell you the last time I sat down and created something I was proud of.

Treating myself

I have no issues spending money on food or events but when it comes to me I wimp out. Skincare and food I don’t mind spending money on, or holidays or meals out.

But me. I stop at me. I need a new back pack and I have been eyeing up a Fjallraven backpack but for some reason I haven’t bought it. I was hoping to get it for my birthday or Christmas but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

So I should just buy it for myself.

Why not, it’s not frivolous it’s essential and cheap backpacks don’t last.

I need one that fits my laptop and that won’t tire so I am doing my research and I want it in green or yellow.

I am also buying my first Mac. This will again be for my illustrations but I think it’s important to have a goal. This will be a an expensive bit of tech but to me it’s a necessity.

Getting the house sorted

I am a messy person and I need to get it sorted. My head and home are cluttered to the max and although I won’t be chucking out massive amounts of stuff somethings have to go. We are planning on buying a new kitchen and moving the bathroom. This is going to cost a lot so I need to start saving.

Read moreI love to read. It used to be every waking moment I would reach for my book and although I do have books on my phone I really do prefer to turn the pages so in the knew year I will write a list of books I plan on getting round to reading and a few I want to reread!

Organisation, self belief, travel and saving

I was to spend less on crap and invest more in me, my body, wardrobe, home and larder.

Less is more is my motto for next year

Oh so I need another challenge do I? Interior blog challenge

Dreaming, Organising, Planning

So I have seen this account @mybousethismonth and those that run it and it is beautiful. Truly stunning all of them. I don’t even care if I don’t win I just want to try this challenge and see if anyone likes my style man!

Dream challenge really!

So this is it. Some of them are easy some of them will be tricky but it will get me writing everyday. Will get me inspired everyday and get me thinking about how my house looks.

Yes I know I have a lot on my plate but I loved the other blog challenge and now I can share it here.

Yes I also know that this maybe doesn’t help my blog that much because I don’t have a niche or a them that I stick to. But I write because I love it not because it’s a chore!

So join me if you want to. There will be a brief intro on my Instagram after all it is supposed to be a photo not a blog but I thought why not hu?

Join me if you want to!

My hidden talents… believing that I can do anything creative!

Dreaming, Personal Experience

Day 26, hidden talent, 30 day blog challenge

I was wracking my brain trying to think what my hidden talent is/are and I couldn’t really think of any. I can do a lot, I can’t do a lot. I am pretty open/ boastful about things I am good at. I am also honest when I can’t do something.

My hidden talent is my ability to learn anything creative. If I think I can do something I pretty much can teach myself to do it. When it comes to art, I am very confident.

Can I, I most definitely can

I don’t paint with oils, I have dallied and experimented with them but I never been that interested in using them. But if you asked me paint and oil painting for you I recon I could!

alcohol inks

My newest interest is alcohol inks, so I am going to start experimenting with them and hopefully creating some gorgeous pieces of art to maybe sell. We will see!

I am already looking at getting some gorgeous gold and silver accents to add into it. I can’t wait to play with such a clever medium. I have been watching YouTube tutorials and if I get good enough I will probably end up teaching it at work.

I am pretty sure I will enjoy the process and like watercolour I know, I know it will take me a while to get into it!

but I can do it

It has always been my attitude. I remember baking with my mum. I have seen cheese and courgette soufflé and wanted to try them.

My mum freaked out, she said they are really tricky and they will definitely deflate.

They didn’t, we made 6 perfect soufflĂ© and they have been the best ones we have ever had. They were yummy

I told you it all comes back to food!

It’s about giving things a go

You have to try things, if I don’t enjoy it I won’t keep going with it. I made an eight foot macrame hanging basket. I made it. I didn’t enjoy the process so I won’t be doing it again. But I know I can.

So, is knowing I can do something a hidden talent?

I thinks so but I will leave it for you to decide.

Whats your hidden talent?

If I won the lottery?

Dreaming

Day 23, if you won the lotto, 30 day blog challenge.

If I won the lottery I am guessing they mean like the jackpot, what would I spend my money on.

The boring answer is property! I would spend my money on buying places all over the world.

I would have a flat or house in..,,,,

  • Val D’sere
  • Madrid
  • Mahe, Seychelles
  • London maybe two!!
  • Essex countryside
  • The Cotswolds
  • Edinburgh
  • Japan
  • New York

I would also make sure that my family’s homes were looked after too. I would help all of my family so they were of a comfortable situation.

I would fly everyone out to New York and Paris to do some shopping and just splurge on all thing we could never do!

Oh yes vintage Chanel bag you will be mine.

My dream would to start my own creative company filled with studios and creative spaces. To help other upcoming artists and creatives suceeed. I would put back into the places that need it.

This is a silly thought though. Would I be good. I hope so.

Would I give back to society, again I hope so.

Sorry it’s a short one I will make it up tomorrow I promise!