To treat myself after a busy couple of weeks holding the fort at work I bought these rather beauteous Kelly Purkey stamps just now. Happy, happy girl.
If you're quick, you can get your hands on one (or six), too.
I've been a little quiet while I've been getting my head down and concentrating on not ballsing it all up. Looking back through my blog posts tonight though, I find it quite hilarious that I haven't mentioned my One Little Word album since February. Do excuse me. It's such a slowly-paced project that I've, of course, gotten behind, but it's also been a nice one to have on the back burner, biting at my heels a little less than Project Life, for example.
Let's catch up with it now yeah? I'm up to April.
I love the way Ali Edwards uses whole-page images in her work. I thought it was important to remind myself that 'Balance' (reminded myself of my word too...) isn't about giving things up, ie cocktails, above. It's about moderation.
This simple patterned paper page starting March off is a nod to how my finances should be. That is, accurate. They tend to be a bit looser. More, improvised. This is changing! I haven't set foot in Topshop for months. I'm weaning myself off excessive clothes shopping with the eBay app. Currently going very well.
March's One Little Action was to take Tai Chi lessons.
April, and a note to myself. Off-the-cuff writer that I am, I deviated from the usual format and tone of a letter. Ah well. It says what I wanted to record about my thoughts that month.
Re-reading this now, 'balance' has definitely shifted to 'measured' for me, even three months later. Lately, I haven't expressed myself very well in certain situations and I'm aware of the damage I've done in speaking without really thinking. Getting frustrated and blurting things out. Certainly something to work on!
May was for going deeper and I've yet to craft it, though I've taken notes. Having a mission for my word meant finally joining the gym, reconnecting with old friends, sharing my time better between my closest friends and assessing situations only when I need to and not all the time (have you noticed I have a tendency to overthink?). I've also scribbled in my notes: "Know when it's over. Accept change. Go solo. Travel." Intriguing! I can't even remember what I was thinking when I wrote that. And that, my friends, is why you should keep up with your classes.
Hope you're having a good week. I'm off to watch Ali's June and July videos.