Sunday, October 30, 2011

Reclaiming my life Day 28

well I tried to keep up the momentum but life got a little silly again and I ran out of spoons each day, (google Spoon Theory, couldn't work out how to put the link in once I'd started) also I spent last week in Brisbane working at The Quilt & Craft Show which was fantastic, very busy & exhausting but great to chat with like minded people and catching up with my friend Christine who is also a wonderful host & makes me feel very welcome in their home for the week.
Had to lay low for a few days to recover from standing and talking for 5 days but getting back on track slowly.
Yesterday I started culling, more clothes to go to charity & also packed 3 boxes of delicates in the lounge room, Budgie lamps (a few), hat & model car collection, so now that the lounge room is looking a little bare in some areas it actually makes me feel as though the move is going to happen, the last 6 months of getting stuff out of the house & trying to sort & cull here in the tiny flat or out in the garage has seemed like I've been going around in circles but now it's full steam ahead, have my exhibition and the quilt show behind me & now my focus is on packing & getting outa here.
Have a window of a few days so about to head over to the house to survey what I still have left to chuck or get out & see my boys who are dog sitting.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Reclaiming my life Day 11 & 12

Posting every second day seems to be my pattern so we will run with that for a while and see how I go.
Yesterday morning Mackenzie and I went on a fact finding mission to the Telstra shop to find out if we could help my poor Blackberry or other phone options to think about.
Home for a quick lunch then off to my regular Thur afternoon meeting.

This morning saw Mackenzie and I off early to que at the Telstra shop for the release of the new iphone, we were no 8 in line so within the hour I was the proud owner of a new suppa doopa phone.
It just seems so bizarre to have this new phone but I am actually saving nearly $40 on my phone plan each month, so I had no choice really but to upgrade now did I!
Spent the afternoon setting up and transferring the data from the Blackberry and trying to work out how to drive it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Reclaiming my life Day 9 & 10

I'm having trouble keeping on track and staying focused with writing every day but I'll try to keep on task.
Yesterday was spent at art school, now that my exhibition is over and I'm moving I'm not going to make any more pieces as I have to start sorting my stuff that I have there (a locker & 5 shelves oops), having been there in the studio for 5 wonderful years I have accumulated/amassed a wonderful array of treasures (other peoples trash) that I have to cull, my working stock, a lot of which has been passed onto me over time so I will pass it onto others. Had a good talk with Kevin my head sculpture teacher about the new direction I'm thinking of taking my art when I move to Perth, thanks Kevin for your input.

Today didn't get off to a good start as my faithful Blackberry started to play up, the scroll mouse won't roll down anymore so it is causing problems accessing my mail and address book info, very frustrating, we can't seem to fix it so I think it's days may be numbered, I'm so glad that I got Mackenzie to back it up onto the laptop last week.
Today was a running around day I had a good massage in the morning then another appointment in the afternoon then spent the rest of the arvo resting with my feet up.

It is very late and way past my bedtime so I hope what I've written makes sense, so good night all.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Reclaiming my life Day 7 & 8

well I lost momentum and didn't get to post yesterday cause I was busy watching cars on the telly go round n round a race track all day at Bathurst, it was a good day.

Today has been good, didn't go to school today as I had to run some errands, visit to the chiropractor etc, had some time in between appointments so was able to spend 1/2 and hour watching the ocean with an ice cream.

The ocean is my happy place that I go when I need some "me time" with my thoughts but I usually end up having a cry as I still try to process all the crap that this past year has thrown at me but today was different, don't know why, after about 5 mins I was getting restless thinking I couldn't stay there but I focused on a seagull and just watched it walking around and realised I could just sit there and actually stop my thoughts running away with me and going over and over the same stuff that I couldn't control or change. Hopefully I've turned a corner.

I have put this photo as my desktop today

it is a Bug-eyed Sprite, my older sister had one of these when I was a teenager and I've wanted one for the last 40 odd years so it is there now to motivate me as one of my dreams that I hope to achieve once I move to Perth.

Fingers crossed I can stay on the up

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Reclaiming my life Day 6

Did not get off to a good start today, didn't want to get out of bed this morning so didn't really achieve what I'd wanted to do today but did go and have a cuppa with my friend Anna who wasn't well so I took cakes from the bakery to make us feel better, ran a few ideas past Anna and she helped me make a few decisions about how to deal with selling alot of my collectibles, thanks Anna you are a good friend.

I've decided to try the Pollyanna approach to life and play the Glad game and try and find something to be glad about in amongst all the crap that keeps getting thrown at me.

So wish me luck