What have you been up to lately?
Sometimes it’s good to get it all down and out there. Written. Typed. A snapshot with some accountability.
That’s what’s so great about Taking Stock; first introduced to me by the delightful Pip Lincolne of Meet Me At Mikes.
Here’s a look at my now:
Making: waves (everywhere, always!)
Cooking: chorizo, butterbean & kale stew. Was a lovely winter warmer.
Drinking: apple & cinnamon tea. I’m trying new teas. The Sweet Rhubarb I bought a few weeks ago was even better.
Reading: magazines that I’ve had in my stash for a loooong time. Rediscovering some great articles, images and inspiration.
Wanting: to live a more minimalist life.
Looking: forward to my BIRTHDAY next week :)
Playing: along with the daily Tinkersketch challenge.
Deciding: I can’t do every single craft or creative thing. Must. Practice. Single. Focus.
Wishing: time wouldn’t slip away so fast…
Enjoying: the bright, crisp days of February and the nights getting a smidge lighter.
Wondering: what I’ll be able to grow this year in the garden?
Loving: my morning swimming routine.
Pondering: if I should get my hair cut soon. It’s been a while.
Considering: giving up alcohol (again) because it’s such an evil toxin and I can’t handle hangovers anymore.
Watching: inspirational TED talks from amazing peeps.
Hoping: I’m on the right path. Creatively and in life. *Big profound hope*.
Marvelling: at the power of the mind.
Needing: a massage. Back, neck and shoulders please!
Smelling: not so much. I’ve had a cold.
Wearing: as many layers as possible at all times. That includes scarves indoors because I get cold. Did I mention that I feel the cold?
Following: lots of new-to-me creatives on Instagram.
Noticing: new growth in the garden. Already! Plus next door’s washing still on the line. In the rain.
Knowing: and connecting with so many lovely, creative people through groups like The Collage Club and Blog with Pip.
Thinking: about family far away.
Feeling: ready for Spring. Thoughts, sights, fashions, longer days, more inspirations.
Admiring: people who reach for their dreams.
Sorting: out clutter while *thinking* about this book (if I bought it, I’d only need to get rid of it again…)
Buying: a vintage dress in a fabulous geometric print – Magpie FIND!
Getting: lost in thought.
Bookmarking: poetry competitions. I’ve been writing a lot of poetry recently and loving the composition of words and sounds and rhythms.
Disliking: grumpy & reactive people. There seem to be a lot of them around just now.
Opening: up my mind to the process of art journaling. I’m learning lots about myself as well as enjoying the creative expression.
Giggling: at captions on cards in Paperchase – “I come, I fox shit up, then I leave” with a smug image of a fox. Maybe you had to be there.
Feeling: ambitious and a little ambiguous.
Snacking: on the last chilli & chocolate cookies I baked on Valentine’s day.
Coveting: a large West End bay-windowed abode with a white-wash, minimalist interior. Only sometimes.
Helping: women in need through a regular donation to Glasgow Women’s Aid.
What about you? Give it a try. See what you come up with.
I love a midweek PEAK!