One of my favourite bloggers, Jen Gale from My Make Do and Mend Year, recently posted a “taking stock” post; as suggested by a blogging course she had attended. I thought this was a great idea, and is great timings as I am now approaching 2 months into my journey toward going green.
Though I am admittedly very lazy with some things, I get easily distracted and rarely give myself time to reflect; so it was really interesting to see what came out when I started writing! You should give it a go. So here goes…
Making: I have started making a pin board of photo and postcards that make me happy, I’m not much of a crafty upcyler, but it’s amazing how the nostalgia of old photos lift your mood with little effort!
Cooking: Chilli and coconut dhal and brown rice
Drinking: Birthday bubbly sent over from France – thanks nan!
Reading: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s a pretty hefty read and I’m not even half way through but it’s absolutely fascinating and very witty.
Wanting: a lazy weekend with no obligations but bed and sci fi movies
Looking: at the amazing lightening piercing through the black clouds, as I sit in my conservatory with the lights off
Playing: Don’t judge me… but I’m addicted to pop it!
Deciding: Nothing! I can never decide on anything…
Wishing: life was less complicated
Enjoying: a cuddle with my big fluffy cat Mango, whilst wrapped in my favourite blanket
Waiting: for a sign (to help me decide…)
Liking: My new juicer (blog to follow!)
Wondering: Where to go next with this blog, what people want to read and if I’m too lazy to continue
Loving: That feeling of not knowing what’s going to happen next in life and going with it
Pondering: Life in general. I’m feeling very reflective today and thinking about of lot of things!
Considering: My next green project. I’ve announced my World Environment day challenge to grow a Cornish garden indoors; now I need to consider how to achieve this with little effort!
Watching: I have just finished watching Nashville, my extremely guilty pleasure.
Hoping: More people will read my blog and share their thoughts and ideas (I need inspiration too!)
Marvelling: At the beauty and variety of our planet. The sky of thunder alone has turned many shades of blue and grey whilst writing this; I love its unpredictability
Needing: To move my leg as the cat has made it numb. But I don’t want to disturb him so I’ll suck up the pain!
Smelling: My washing drying on the area – washed with soap nuts and essential oils (blog to follow…too many blogs not enough time!)
Wearing: My yoga outfit. Not because I have been doing yoga tonight, but merely because its comfortable and makes me look like I have been working out…
Following: Women’s voices for the Earth – these ladies are absolutely hilarious and make such fun light work of green living, it fills you with admiration and determination.
Noticing: The temperature getting warmer and the nights getting lighter (even with the rain and thunder)
Knowing: I will eventually open that packet of crisps that I have been sternly ignoring on the table right in front of me…
Thinking: How grateful I am for my independence and freedom, something so many people in the world will never have.
Feeling: Melancholic yet hopeful
Admiring: Well that would be telling now wouldn’t it?!
Sorting: Me? Sorting? I’m far too lazy for that. I prefer to wait until it falls on me head before I move it somewhere new.
Buying: time…before I work out what to blog about next…
Getting: bored and distracted with how long it takes to write this thing!
Bookmarking:101 things that I have identified as interesting, and will eventually get around to actually reading!
Disliking: Obligations, social expectations and being judged; I wish everyone could be free to be who they want to be and not feel pressured to conform.
Opening: Those darn crisps…
Giggling: At myself, because this bubbly is strong and I am a light-weight…
Snacking: I think we have covered this…let’s not draw attention to it ok?
Coveting: Every bit of information or inspiration I uncover about Green living, so I can work out the short cuts and make it easier!
Wishing: I could calm my mind and stop over thinking every small details
Helping: myself…to a top up of bubbly
Hearing: the road outside, the boiler and one of my cats meowing to come in….perfect time to wrap this up then!
Why not give it a go yourself? Let me know how you get on!
One thought on “Taking stock – reflection, thunder and crisps”
Love this! It gives such a great insight 🙂