I started drafting this post, oh, two weeks ago. I haven’t even restarted Chrome in that time so I didn’t forget to keep plugging away at this. Having a new job is amazing, but also exhausting. I come home late and don’t have the energy for much. Don’t get me wrong, this new job is the best thing I’ve ever done. But a new job is a hard slog, especially when I was at the last job for TEN FRIGGING YEARS. Lots to get used to, you know?
Anyway, enough of the excuses. Helen! Here’s my post finally! Head and Heart is about capturing your feels and doings and it’s a great way to reflect on the month that’s passed and marvel at how fast 2014 is going. (Hint, it’s FAST!)
Here we goooooooo!
What I’ve been grateful for
In short (and at the risk of sounding like a tosspot), I’m grateful for SO MANY THINGS right now. For the coffee that Dan makes for me every morning before I go to work and the dinner he has on the table when I get home from work. For the sunshine that streams through the window in the morning to wake me up. For plane-spotting apps. For Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. For lovely neighbours and my crazy family. For being able to shout my dislike of Tony Abbott freely and without persecution. For not living in the middle of war where I fear of my life every day. For my new job.
What I’ve been thinking about
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I could not, in a million years, handle being a politician. I’m learning so much more about the bullshit of politics thanks to my tree-huggers and it’s so, so depressing. As in, that TV show The Hollowmen is far more accurate than I expected it could ever be. Politicians try to fight the good fight (their version of it) and then have to cut deals to make progress and haggle and negotiate and pull favours and suddenly their good fight doesn’t seem so good anymore. But they want to keep fighting the good fight cause they think they can still make a difference and etc.
Ugh. So depressing.
I’m also really really confused by this new Impromy Weight Loss Program with Chemmart. Becuase it’s another shake diet program. Because the CSIRO are behind it. I’m trying to work out if CSIRO have jumped the shark on this one. Because as much as I love a cheat diet, I thought the CSIRO were above that type of shit. It just doesn’t add up.
What I’m excited for
PROBLOGGER IN TWO WEEKS BABY! This is my third #pbevent and I confess to being more excited about getting to hang out with my buddies more than the actual content. It’s going to be a memorable long weekend, yessiree! We’ve got Big Things planned and most of it revolves around eating the amazing wedges at QT. Om nom nom.
I’m super super excited about feeling brave enough for Getting Another Tattoo. Which I’ve been wanting since I got my first one when I was 19. I think it’s time you guys and I’m so frigging excited. Especially to get one that I can actually SEE without having to look at my backside in the mirror ;)
What I’ve been doing
I’ve been spending some time (finally!) on WordPress tweaks and giving my other blog some much-needed love and attention. I’ve installed a plugin that keeps certain widgets visible when scrolling down the page and another one that lets me edit posts in the front-end of the site (hurrah!). I’m also getting ready to use a paid RSS service that I reckon is worth supporting. I also just downloaded this PDF about idea generation and having a flick through while I avoid getting dinner ready.
I’ve also been doing a lot of pfaffing. Which is essential when you’re adjusting to a new job. Downtime, FTW!
What I’ve been reading
I’m reading Love by Numbers by Sara Donovan and LOVING it. It’s about a chick who’s trying to find love in Sydney and I’m cacking myself when I read it on the train. I especially love reading books that are based in Sydney, too.
What I’ve been spending money on
Hmmm, I spend FAR too much money considering we have a mortgage. But we’ve set up (yet another attempt at) a balcony garden, I’ve bought myself some new bluetooth earbuds to use on the way to work and I’ve just ordered some replacement parts for our cawfee machine that needs a little TLC. For a full half hour yesterday, we thought the coffee machine had given up the ghost. THOSE 30 MINUTES WERE AWFUL. The idea of having to get out of my PJs to get coffee was just too much.