15 in 2015

Happy New YearI know, I know, I’m late to the new year resolution conversation, but that’s okay. Last year I didn’t really set any. This year I’m doing two things instead of making traditional resolutions.

A) I’m making a list of 15 things I want to do this year, sort of premeditating some of the experiences and adventures I want to incorporate into 2015. And that’s what this post will all come around to if you bear with me a minute.

B) I’m planning to hone and improve the day-to-day systems I use in my life. By this I mean the daily practices that I use to keep me in the right mindset, as well as productivity methods, eating habits, exercise routines, EVERYTHING that makes up my day/week/month. Of course, I have some personal goals I’m setting, but this year I’m going to discover how much more opens up to you when you focus on the process rather than the end result. More on this to come in a future post.

Now I bet you’re just burning with desire to see what I’m hoping to get up to in 2015. Without further ado, the list….

15 in 2015

1. A calligraphy class

2. Try vegetarianism

3. 6 different 30 day challenges

4. Learn how to properly use my camera

5. Visit Glasgow

6. Visit Harry Potter studios

7. Make my own green smoothie

8. Write weekly blog posts 😉

9. Start Geo Caching (find 5)

10. Meet more brilliant women in Bristol (maybe start a reading group)

11. Bake 12 new recipes

12. Start keeping a journal again

13. Take a ride in a hot air balloon

14. Go to a festival

15. Grow a plant (or keep one alive)

Have you set any new year resolutions? Are you planning do to any of the things on my list this year? Let me know!

Bright dreams and big ideas,

Colette x

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Step by Step

Everyone gets buried by responsibility sometimes. I’ve been missing for too long now, and I need to get back to this creaky machine of a blog. It brings me joy to create in this little space I’ve cut out for myself and I’ve let other priorities steal it from me.

I was feeling as if it was my duty to pay less attention to the little things while I worked on the big things. But in truth, taking away my little pleasures seems to have a less than desirable effect on my productivity levels in all areas. I’ve realized now that I need to continue giving myself at least a bit of leeway to focus on small things that make me feel happy and whole in order to be my best in other areas of my life.

So I will see you again soon, my friends. Hope you are all taking time to do the little things that make you feel good.

Letty xx

Self Reinvention

http://linkd.in/1kCG1Un

This above is an inspirational and eyeopening piece that was published on LinkedIn today. I was fortunate enough to come across it through a friend Sarah‘s share on the ol’ FB.

Self reinvention is a big part of lifestyle creation. You simply can’t create the lifestyle you want without recreating bits of yourself as part of the process. Scratch that. It IS the process.

I’m only half started down this path so I would say that despite making real changes in my life to kick-start my mission, I’m still in the first few months of “Year 1” in this article. I personally have been doing a lot of online reading, but very little book reading. Often I think I just don’t have the time while juggling my three jobs, trying to pursue personal interests, and getting decent amounts of sleep. But there must be a way. Perhaps I’ll start with 15 minute intervals. There must be 15 minutes a day I could devote to a book, right? 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there – I think that’s how I’ll have to start. And after reading this article I’m feeling an urgency to start soon… so I better get to the book store!

Overall I found this article really motivational in a tangible way. Of course, this bit of guidance is only one vision of a path, however I think it is open enough for most people to find useful.

What do you think?

Love,

Colette x

Womp Womp…

So much for a post a day. It’s insane how easily one day missed turns into many. But the truth is sometime the pressures of work deadlines are more pressing than personal deadlines. I’ve also been spending most of my blog allocated time to trying to figure out how to install a new framework for a theme makeover. I know, I know, a few posts in and I’m already working on an overhaul. But this theme just isn’t quite what I envisioned and I intend on going full tilt this time around.

Anyway, I’m not a techy person at all, which means there’s a steep learning curve for me here and I’m not doing so well yet. But I WILL GET THERE. And then you can all be like “oooh, ahhh! what a shiny new site you have!” right? And I’ll get to smile with a cuppa and pretend we’re all having tea together. Won’t that be nice?

What projects have you been getting hung up on lately?

Anything proving to be a more difficult climb than you expected?

Let me know and I’ll be a little source of encouragement.

Love,

Letty x

The Big Push

I’ve tried this blog thing before and, well, it didn’t really work out. Turns out the hardest part is actually writing and posting anything. So here’s to forcing myself to post. I’m aiming to post something – a thought, quote, full piece, image, finding of some sort – every day until it becomes natural. Wish me luck!

If you’re reading this, let me know what you struggle with seeing through. Is it your workout? Getting out of bed in the morning? Going to that drop in class? Finishing that book you’re reading? Let me know, we can support each other.

Love,

Colette x