Oh my! It's been two months since my last con..Head + Heart post. We have a lot to catch up on..
What I’ve been grateful for:
Friendship and the Internet. Over the weekend my little internet family put on a Spanish themed shindig at Luisa's house to farewell us before our trip. It was a gorgeous evening and a total celebration of friendships mainly formed via Instagram and blogging. It's sad to be leaving behind these amazing people who have inspired me so much over the past few years but I'm also grateful how close by I can keep everyone via the internet.
I am very much aware of how lucky we are to actually be in a position to just up and leave and go and live on the other side of the world. It is honestly a dream we've had forever and I almost can't believe it's happening.
What I’ve been thinking about:
Work. Lately I've been going through the usual motions, but feeling more and more directionless. I am really hopeful that our move will give me some inspiration and perspective to figure out what I want to do professionally. It's so weird to think that I'm approaching 30 and still don't have any idea what I really want to be.
Blogging. I also feel like I've lost my voice a little bit over here in recent months. I think I need to reassess where I'm heading so while I figure out what exactly I want this space to become again, and certainly while we're settling in over there, I'll just let things happen organically rather than planning it out to much. Bear with me?
What I’m excited for:
Bali! It's been a trés social couple of months which has been fun but, as an introvert, I am super exhausted by. I am really looking forward to unwinding and recharging before all the hectic-ness of London.
New adventures. This one is pretty obvious, but I really am just so excited to see what the next couple of years will bring.
Settling. Honestly, more than anything I'm just excited to have a stable space of our own again. I'm such a homebody and introvert so living with people (even my own parents) out of a suitcase have been pretty tough. On the bright side, I have really loved spending the time with my family over the last couple of months.
What I’ve been doing:
Gardening! Well, sort of. I've been working on a little garden makeover with my parents and while my dad has done most of the heavy lifting, the minuscule amounts I've actually worked in the garden this month is actually the most I've ever done in my life. Obviously I really want a garden of my own now.
Instagramming - I've started a little weekly hashtag project over on Instagram. The idea is that each week I post an instax or two under the hashtag #instaxbyrax. I am already behind by a couple of weeks but still, I think it's a pretty good start to my 'shoot on film' goal this year.
Reading: I've taken custody of Will's Kindle and am trying to sneak in a bit of reading everyday. I finished The Children of Men last month (I love when books have a movie as a reward for all that reading) and have just started on Lena Dunham's Not That Kind Of Girl.
Listening to: Podcasts like crazy. Helen has finally convinced me to listen to Seanwes and I wish I had listened earlier! So many take backs. I also recently added The Fizzle Show to my list which I've been enjoying so far.
Baking a zillion little cookies in the shape of puppies. I even managed to pull a muscle in my back from all that rolling.
Saying a lot of Goodbyes. Which I hate passionately. I'm just not a goodbye person. I like to hug and say see you again! like it's going to be tomorrow and then let it hit me in a few months time. How do you guys deal with goodbyes??
Tell me about what you've been up to! Or better yet, why don't you join in?