I was inspired by my dear friend Nikki, over at Nikki De Vet, to do a "taking stock" post. A taking stock post involves simply writing down a list of what you are doing, thinking, feeling, creating and dreaming up in the moment. I thought it would be an interesting "journalling" exercise to reflect on where I was at in this new year so far.
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After making my list which I have shared below, I actually felt incredibly grateful knowing that I was living each moment to my fullest and that my day or moments were actually so varied.
It was also a good reminder for me to slow things down a little and to live a simpler life as I seem to fall head over heels with so many different things at once. But, on the other hand, being a multi passionate person can also mean that you constantly have a seemingly endless supply of ideas that inspire you to live bigger and dream bigger.
All in all - I guess it is about finding a healthy balance between keeping a steady focus and welcoming in the inspiration.
Taking Stock : In This Moment I am ...
Making :: Some more illustration pieces. I started illustrating at the end of last year and I remember how much I love it!
Cooking :: I just made a rice noodle dish, with sliced mango, mint, coconut, pumpkin seeds and a sweet chilli sauce for dinner.
Drinking :: A cup of Clipper's Snore & Peace. It's made with camomile, lemon balm and lavender!
Reading :: I always have heaps of books on the go! Malcom Gladwell's Blink, A Streetcar Named Desire and Alain De Botton's Architecture of Happiness
Wanting :: A yoga towel to go on top of my mat for sweaty yoga sessions. I just bought a Jade yoga mat and it is perfect!
Looking :: I am looking forward to going camping this weekend with my boyfriend.
Playing :: Monument Valley by ustwo. It's a beautiful puzzle game with a deeper meaning about adventure and forgiveness. Visually - it is stunning!
Wasting :: Nothing - hopefully. Trying to use up all every scrap of food in my fridge.
Sewing :: I don't really sew. But I did sew some dill seeds and they are growing quite tall now.
Wishing :: To start my own part time business before the end of this year. Seeing things taking form slowly.
Enjoying :: A night in writing and sipping tea.
Waiting :: For autumn to come along. I will be travelling to Japan for a month.
Liking :: So many things are inspiring me lately. I love this Melbourne based company called Tsuno. They make sustainable sanitary pads from bamboo with 50% of profits donated to helping women in developing countries get access to sanitary products. Amazing!
Wondering :: Why hasn't teleportation been invented yet like we were promised on the Beyond 2000 show from the 90s.
Loving :: January - this month has been incredible. Its the breath of fresh, creative air that I needed.
Hoping :: To live off the land, sustainably from our own home grown vegetables. Maybe live in a yurt or a tree house.
Smelling :: Nothing at the moment. But I am just about to put on my aroma diffuser. I have been putting lavendar essential oils in this thing at night to help me wind down for the evening. It's been a really nice ritual to add to my night.
Wearing :: Still wearing my clothes that I wore to work. I know we are still in the midst of summer, but I am wearing a black dress shirt and merino wool leggings to keep me warm!
Following :: The Slowpoke. It's such a beautiful online magazine that inspires people to live more sustainably and simply.
Noticing :: That I have eaten quite a bit of chocolate tonight.
Knowing :: That 2015 is going to be an amazing year!
Marvelling :: At the space I live in. I love my home and how it makes me feel. It's truly a sanctuary that I long to return to each day.
Needing :: I am in need of an early night's sleep so I can get up early tomorrow to start my day!
Thinking :: I really need to start planning out my time for studying Japanese and Natural Therapies in between blogging, work and play.
Feeling :: So happy that my dear friend Sarah has sent me a letter in the mail!! Such a beautiful reminder for me to disconnect from doing things the "electronic way" all the time.
Bookmarking :: Into Mind. I just stumbled across this amazing blog today. It's all about creating a minimalist lifestyle.
Opening :: The door to my washing machine and hanging up my clothes.
Giggling :: Well not really giggling, but I am over the moon that one of my dear friends is going to have a baby!
Planning :: A trip to Byron Bay in September. I am dreaming of sun, beach, yoga and healthy, nourishing goodness!
Creating :: My housemate and I are planning to do a pottery course soon. Also I really love this idea around weaving.
Why not start your own taking stock list also - use the image from above as a guide for yourself!!