I write these posts at the same time every month. It’s all scheduled in my diary. And I am very good at always doing it each month. But do you ever get those things in your diary that you always schedule but never actually do?
It’s so far from my personality type to not do something I have scheduled in. If I have said I am going to do something, even if it is only to myself, then I will do it. But lately I have found myself changing up tasks, swapping days for things and even (gasp!) not doing something at all. For some avoiding or not doing tasks would be a bad thing. For me, I like it, and I think it has been a long time coming!
Now don’t get me wrong, if it was a ‘responsibility’, a deadline or someone was depending on me, I would be finished with time to spare but when it is my work, I’m becoming more relaxed. Still getting it done, just when I feel like it or when the inspiration comes. If I want to write, I write. If I want to study, I study. If you had told me even last year that I would become more ‘go with the flow’ I wouldn’t have believed you. Maybe it’s the Australian culture or my environment. Maybe I am changing as I age. But all I know is that I feel so much more relaxed and in control of my feelings and actions than I have ever done before.
As you can tell, I felt my inner writer today and it’s a good job as my ‘currently’ posts are always fun! Linking up with Amanda @Runningwithspoons for ‘Thinking Out Loud’!
Let’s check out what’s going on in my world this July!
Book – Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
Almost finished and on to The Half Blood Prince. I think I am enjoying this one the most so far. Every chapter is gold!
Craving – For the CrossFit Games to begin!
Technically they started last night but I can’t wait for the weekend when I can watch it! Probably not live sadly, they all start around midnight – 1am our time! The time difference was so much more bearable in the UK.
Couldn’t predict a winner though, too many potentials this year. Could give you my top 8 though! Ha!
Food – Fresh local milk
David and I have been eating yoghurt for the past few months with no ill effects and wanted to try bringing small amounts of milk back in. We both decided if we were going to do that we would go for the best and each week pick up some delicious full fat milk from our local farmers market. It’s incredible! I have some in my coffee and occasionally with cereal (normally almond milk) and my tummy seems to love it.
Drink – Precision Coffee
David and I were lucky to snag some freshly roasted local coffee beans direct from Nic at Precision Coffee here in Perth. We tried both the signature blend and a small batch Brazilian and both were outstanding. Freshly roasted brings out so much flavour and there were so many different layers to each sip. One for savouring at the weekend for sure! #eatlocal
Procrastination – Restaurant Research
We come from Scotland, where good restaurants are limited, to Perth, where there is somewhere amazing to eat around every corner. We don’t eat out very often, but when we do I want to make sure it’s somewhere good! As it is my birthday next week we are heading out for lunch on Saturday. I have lost so much time this week in menus but hopefully it will all be worth it! Thank goodness for Yelp!
Blessing – Reading time
Lately I have been trying to make time to read and every day I do it makes me feel so happy and relaxed!
Excitement – Cocktail Cruise
Saturday night David and I are heading to a Cocktail party hosted by his work. Not just any party, a cruise on the Swan River! Although I haven’t really had any alcohol in a while… unless you count the 2 boozy truffles I had on Saturday… so this might be interesting! Ha!
Bane of my existence – Meal Planning
What what what! Jen, meal planning, an issue?? Yep we are changing up some of our eats over here which means working on some new meal plans. Trying to narrow things down and work on a budget for 2 folk who are training and always eat in? Tricky business!
TV Show – Orange is the new black / Will and Grace
We have just finished watching the new series of orange is the new black… my review? Meh! I think I enjoyed the last 2 episodes and the rest I felt was really poor. Are they clinging on to something that might not be working? Maybe.
Now we are finally finishing Will and Grace. We only have 1 ½ seasons left, I don’t know why it has taken so long to finish it!
Mood – Tired
Fire alarm just as we headed into bed last night. We weren’t outside for long but it knocked my sleep out of sync for sure. Early night tonight!
No Friday Fav’s tomorrow, due to the above, but hope you all have a fun fab weekend ahead!
Do you plan, schedule and produce results or are you more ‘go with the flow’?
Have you ever been to a party on a boat?
Are you a cows milk drinker or other?