And off we GO

You know when you have so much in your head that you can’t think straight?

I’ve been like that for… a good six weeks.

Before we moved, I would sit amongst everything that needed to go into boxes, struggling to decide what to pack next. On the day we moved, I stood still amongst the flurry of removalists and our helpers, struggling to decide what to tell them was next on the list to move from bohemia to suburbia. Since being in suburbia, amongst Christmas, I sit here amongst the boxes, struggling to decide what to unpack next.

Sometimes it’s just easier to go to the biggest Ikea in the southern hemisphere.

But with some fab time spent with family and special friends, with some showing off of our suburbian life, with some cock-ups and with a lot of unpacking, I’m starting to get a grip on reality and get with the program/programme.

I have another couple of weeks off work (SO needed!) to recharge my batteries, get my act together and plan for 2012.

And, because I love a challenge, I’m joining in Chantelle’s photo-a-day challenge for January. Day 1 is “You”:

#JANphotoaday 01: Me

I’ve been dreaming up fabulously inspirational blog posts in my head while I’ve been parked on the couch (in front of our glorious,  hideously  humongous  TV), but they’ve all fallen out of my brain. BUT! I’ve read some amazing new year-style posts and rather than me trying to imitate, why not just read their words instead?

White Hot Truth: The Manifesto of Encouragement

Right now:
•  The next great song  is being rehearsed.
• Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.
•  Someone is fighting the fight so that  you don’t have to.
• Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe.  Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties  and clean drinking water.

Yay for Home!: New Years Revolution

Now what if you take weight loss out of the [new year’s resolution] equation? Because most of these resolutions are related to people wanting to drop weight. What if you could do all these things and be a healthy, happy person at the weight you are now?

Shh Mummy’s on the Phone: Just Being

And I want to  be me. I’m okay, you know? I have some rough edges. I’m not perfect. But I’m pretty good at some stuff. I’m a bit funny. I can do the MC Hammer dance in a long dress and heels. And I like myself most of the time. I have never been anyone else. It doesn’t sit right with me.Preview

Marc and Angel: 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself (via Create Your Great Life)

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

And I could pretty much just quote everything written on TinyBuddha. If that site doesn’t inspire and slash or motivate you, I don’t know what will.

It’s time to stop staring at the walls and start doing. It’s a new year, a fresh start and a clean slate. Spit spot!

:)

By Rah Gardiner

2 comments

  1. Sooz   •  

    It took me from Nov 20 until Christmas to finally feel settled and not have a million things to do around the house. I’m ignoring the fact that things are still ‘shoved’ in cupboards. It took me 23 years to find places for all my stuff in my old house, I don’t expect to be fully organised for a while yet.

    Happy holidays!
    Wish I had the determination to stick with the photo challenge but I know once I go back to work it will get lost in the crapiness of everyday life.

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