When feeling drained I try to find inspiration from nature. Here are a few photos I took in my garden this weekend.
One of my favourite roses. I love the mix of pink and yellow tones.
Bees on the beans
It’s been a long time since I updated in here.
My life kind of turned upside down several months ago when my company announced they were closing our office and relocating. I took the challenge of training a new team and moving the department. While I was expecting it to be tough, nothing could have really prepared me for the difficulty of the first two months. The most difficult part was absorbing the pressure of a partially trained team, continuing to train them whilst my own work load was increased, and having to drive 140 miles a day. I’ve lived at work, in my car or in hotel rooms for the last 4 months. It’s been exhausting but I am proud of my achievements and self motivation. I think I am a stronger person having gone through this and I’ve learned a lot along the way. There was a point where I almost felt defeated, but luckily I was blessed to have a supportive person become a huge part of my life.
I visited Austria for my birthday a month ago. This was a much needed break. I lacked sleep on this holiday but I did get exercise, culture and a change in routine. More recently I have renewed my interest in makeup, which I will write about soon.
I’ve been really missing blogging and documenting though, need to get back into that habit and I have a lot to share (especially from my holiday) despite work taking over this year.
Western Star Sign: Gemini - The Twins
Chinese Zodiac (Animal): Ox - The Logical
Western Element: Air - Thought
Chinese Element: Wood - Mù
Planet: Mercury - Inconstant
Yin-Yang Symbol: Yin
Celtic Druid Zodiac: Ash Tree - The Ambitious
Birthstone: Pearl - Integrity
Divine Number: 1 - The Leader
Divine Color: Cream - The Competitive
Day of the Week: Sunday
2013 was an important year for me in terms of personal growth. I have really started to become more comfortable in myself and by the end of it I’ve realised that I have lost some of the shyness which has crippled me my whole life. I’ve gained some self confidence and my style has also matured. It was also the year that exercise became an important part of my life. Previously my lazy tendencies always got the better of me but now exercise has become part of who I am. It’s strengthened my mind as well as my body. I completed a 10k charity run in June which is something I never thought I was capable of.
Throughout this ‘personal growth’ it hasn’t always been easy. There have been times when the changes have been painful, or even felt overwhelming and I’ve reverted back to my former self for a few days.
Highlights of the year included: going to a Muse gig, travel - visiting Majorca and Egypt, Cluedo night, days out with friends/family and nights out with my colleagues. I’ve been blessed to have such wonderful people in my life to share these good times with.
In summary, 2013 was mostly positive for me and I’m excited to see what I can achieve in 2014. As well as some life changing decisions I will have to make, my main goals for 2014 are to become more organised at home, make use of my creative abilities more and continue to grow in confidence.