Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The past couple of weeks at work have been really tough and to be honest, I'm struggling. I've realised though that I need to stop getting bogged down in the detail and try to learn to keep some perspective. I've chosen this path that I'm on for a reason and I believe it's the right path to take. There are going to be ups and downs and sometimes the going will get rough. That's where I am right now, in one of those rough places. The funny thing is it's only work that's rough right now and outside of work there are all these amazing things happening. Why am I letting this one part of my life suck the energy from the rest of it?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
With the Winter Olympics being on in Vancouver at the moment it's such a reminder of my time living there. This time last year I was still living there and even though I love being back home I do often think of my time there fondly. So today I thought I'd do my Five Things about Vancouver.
Five Things I Miss About Living In Vancouver:
1. My friends. I met some amazing people in Vancouver and some of them I feel will be life long friends.
2. Seeing snow capped mountains for a large portion of the year (see above). Obviously they're not always as covered in this picture but they are always there watching over the city.
3. Yam Fries. They make the best yam fries in Vancouver.
4. Chinatown. Vancouver's Chinatown is so full of interesting stores and a wide variety of produce.
5. Six Acres and the Brickhouse. Best bars in Vancouver in my opinion.
There's some awesome stuff coming out of Vancouver. Here's a few to check out -
Friday, February 19, 2010
As the sunsets on another week I'm really glad it's Friday. This week has been up and down. Some fantastic things have happened and yet there's been many frustrations as well. I'm looking forward to rejuvinating over the weekend ready to start next week in a better mental place.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I was watering my vegetable garden before work when I heard a whooshing sound. Looking up I saw these two balloons travelling over my back yard. With that beautiful morning light I just had to run inside for the camera and managed to catch them before they drifted from view. What a wonderful way to start the day.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Recently I was reading one of my favourite blogs, chookooloonks, and came across this photographer/blogger, Andrea Jenkins. I had a browse on her blog and came across this post.
Now I have always been (and still am) a big fan of a list and Andrea's idea appealed to me. A day or so later I read about the Blog It Forward Mash Up on another of my favourite blogs and the idea of "what inspires you" struck a chord with me as well. As I began to think about what does inspire me and I decided I would merge the two ideas and "Inspiration" would be my first of my Five Things lists. So here goes:
Five Things That Inspire Me -
- People who pursue their dreams
- Random acts of kindness
- Photo blogs (the ones listed above included)
- A good song. Lately I can't get enough of this one, especially where it kicks off at 1:49 mins and the crazy banjo playing at 2:24 mins
- A sunrise, a sunset, the beach, walking amongst trees, an amazing view, swimming in the ocean....
Friday, February 12, 2010
I went to the most amazing show last night. The band are called Luluc and they're a local band. They played in this fantastic warehouse. It was their farewell gig as they are heading off to the States - so you North Americans keep an eye out for them. Zoe has a voice of an angel, listen for yourself here.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Walking to work I saw this reflection and it looked like it was glowing. It made me stop and reach for the camera instantly. As I stood there on the bridge with people hurrying past me on their way to work I took a moment to smile and remember to stop and look for the silver lining. Every cloud has one it's just that sometimes we too busy to notice.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I need to make more time time for "tree dreaming". You know that certain day-dreaming that can only occur when you're sitting under a tree. It's so easy to get overwhelmed and disheartened by the every day petty details sometimes and even just ten minutes under a tree, dreaming, can help. Have you done any tree dreaming lately?
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
I took some time out for me today and had a coffee in this gorgeous little cafe. Being a weekday is was quieter than on the weekends which was lovely. It was some good quality "me time" and certainly recharged the batteries. Have you had some "me time" lately? I can highly recommend it.