Welcome 2013!

source There was a moment on New Year’s Eve, once the clock had struck midnight, when I was alone. I stood by the window of my bedroom, the sky illuminated in the distance with the shining coloured lights of the fireworks over my beloved Melbourne city. Everyone was downstairs, the sound of laughter floating up, glasses clinking.  I held my own glass of champagne (non-alcoholic of course and it tasted like balls!) (Just to be clear – NOT that I’ve ever…errr…ok stopping) and slowly sipped as I stood there. The baby kicked in protest of the bubbly liquid and my hand found the curve of my belly to savour the feeling. The prophecy of 2012 as the Year of the Dragon being one of tumultuous change had come true. I was thinking back and I remembered 2012 being one of confusion and fogginess. I was – am still –  at a crossroads with my career, I felt unfulfilled and sensed potential in myself that trembled at the whisper of making it real. I travelled – notably Sri Lanka – which perhaps came at a time where I put too much pressure on myself and that was just the thing I needed. I felt like I was being swept away in this current of life and I couldn’t do anything about it except let it take me along. I felt defeated and small, my yearning to have a life of my choice slipping through my fingers. Then – I made a choice. I wasn’t going to stop my life for the fear of others. It was a big decision and...

How to set yourself up to win

I have a confession to make. This might not come as a surprise to many, given I haven’t really talked about it much here on the blog. Deep breath. I, uh, kinda, haven’t really exercised. As in since THE START OF THE YEAR. I also haven’t quit my job, read more books and completed my Food Safari adventure. I thought I was being all responsible and shit by taping my goals to the wall and announcing them to the world to see. But the reality has been a little different to what I envisioned for this year. Fast forward – my inspiration board sits propped behind my computer monitor, I haven’t REALLY achieved much on my list and I still feel as lost as I did all those months ago. Mistake #1 – I forgot that life gets in the way. OR – shit happens. Meaning that you can’t EVER plan for everything, despite your many goals and desires. I am happy that I have them there, but if there is anything the last few months have shown me, it’s that life keeps going and things get shuffled around. Bigger priorities come into play and the little things don’t seem to matter so much anymore. I’ve been feeling that same restlessness I had at the start of the year – difference is the level of optimism and motivation. On Tuesday, Evs and I went down to the shops to run some errands. Before we embarked on a whirlwind of things, we sat in a little cafe, coffees in hand and an almond croissant between us. I told him that...