Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Just a minute in...June

I almost bought that pen pack but I bought a different version instead

Just a Minute....In June

Reading... The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Emma, rereading Harry Potter books

Swapping... Journals! On Swap-Bot and with some blog friends (I will get the questions done soon!)

Obsessing... Over pens and journals. Went on a pen spree and have bought a few journals too

Writing... Letters (eep so behind), To Do lists, ideas, wishes, dreams

Wondering... What I should try to attempt to do first (out of my huge list)

Hoping... To get so inspired that I will be able to make a difference

Dreaming... Of all the possibilities

Praying... For guidance

Can you believe we are half way through the year? It's insane how fast time has gone this year. I've been married for four months now and it completely boggles my mind because I remember when it was four months to go. I am loving the married life though. There are so many things that have changed yet I feel so comfortable with them. I truly feel like I'm embracing the changes (I usually hate change) and I'm starting to accept myself more, if that makes any sense. I let myself be. If I choose to sing silly songs while typing away on my computer I will. If I feel like having a pen collection I will. In fact Jason thought it was hilarious when I told him that I'm turning my extra room into a library/stationery/letter/journal etc room. He told me to go for it and I love him for accepting my obsessions (and yes he has to listen to my made up songs while he is playing the PlayStation).

It's strange but I sometimes feel like I am emotionally detached when I blog. I don't really write about my feelings that much. On occasion yes, but most times I will hold back. I suppose it stems back to fear of what people think, but then I think does it really matter??

So I might be more open here on the blog depending on what it is that I want to blog about.

And because I have to show my most recent purchases...

I have bought three journals and two packs of coloured pens. They will be used for all my journal swaps and maybe for my letters to pretty them up.

And I have a reasonably busy week at work. Tonight is VIP night at Myer and it going to be insanely busy like it always is. Oh well...

Oh and to end this post I need to add this

I've been listening to this song a lot. It's just a piano cover version of Eminem's new song Not Afraid. I'm insanely in love with the piano and sound of the song. (I don't really listen to Eminem but I have to say that I listened to him a lot back in highschool when I had to catch the train home and one of my friends loved him and she would give me the other ear phone. It was good when you were feeling moody and didn't really want to talk to anyone. I guess I learnt to appreciate him).If you know me you know I love melancholy sounding songs, or piano and violin or epic sounding soundtrack songs. Maybe I will give a list of those songs to give an idea sometime.

Anyway, this turned out to be a more epic post than I intended. I hope you have a fantastic rest of week!


Caro said...

The company I work for sales pen, you want me to send you some?

thegirlhassparke said...

I love that your turning your spare room into a stationery/journaling room! Brendan doesn't understand my obsession with blogging and letter writing but he excepts it and shows an interest sometimes haha.

Ebony Arwen said...

Almost nothing beats stationary shopping. I love it. That journal looks awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

Gracie, I was out shopping yesterday for journals, too! :) In fact I went through an earlier post of yours about journals, and a couple of other blogger's too, just to get inspiration of what to buy and what not to. I didn't exactly get what I was looking for, but I'm happy with the purchases.
There was this exact pen set in the shop and I wanted to buy it but then I decided I had been spending way too much..haha.
And you know what else? I make up random songs on the spot, too. Isn't that so weird? I mean, on facebook, I have one note saved as "25 random things about me" (remember when the whole world was doing it?) and one of the things I've written about myself is that I like doing this!
Anyway, sorry for the super long comment. Although, I would like you to express more of your emotions and feelings here. One thing I've learned about blogging is that no matter how stupid my feelings are sometimes, people are just as understanding and friendly. :)

Unknown said...

Great finds! I am SO happy you like being married, I LOVE it, and I understand exactly how you feel, it's the freedom to sing stupid songs in the shower or on the computer or wherever without fear of embarrassment, etc.! That was a good description! XO!

Chloƫ, Wardrobe Quarry said...

Thats awesome you get a whole room for your stationary stuff. I hope one day someone will also understand and accept my love of painting and will let me have my own studio.

Kristie said...

i have a love for stationary too but the journals here keep getting more and more expensive :(
and swap-bot seems fun, but i'm younger than 18.

Bridget said...

i'm totally into pens as well.

becca said...

Nah girl, I feel like this is kind of emotional. In a good way, you know.
Just acknowledging the fact that you may not be as emotionally open on your blog makes you seem more emotional and real. I like that.
And...love your obsession with paper and pens. Those are ridiculously fun to have around, but I don't even know why. Ha ha.
Anyway...keep it up!
Hope you have a great day today :)

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Your spare room plans sounds perfect to me! My spare room is turning into something much the same!

I remember when I'd been married for 4 months... Now it's been 8 years! Time just keeps flying by.

Enjoy your books and journals and pretty pens. You're a girl after my own heart, Gracie!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I remember praying at the end of 2009 for a better year in 2010 and boy has 2010 delivered! I can't believe that it's already June!

muchlove said...

gosh, time sure does fly, doesn't it?? I don't really talk much about my feelings on my blog either. I find that the more my blog grows, I've actually been a little more guarded with what I write.

The Jodi(e)s said...

This year HAS gone by so fast. I have almost been in Malaysia for 6 months now. So nuts! Time seems to go faster and faster every year - it makes me sound like my parents to say that. Ha ha.

I love love love journaling and journals and pens and all kinds of pretty correspondance things. Those Staedler pens are awesome. I used to work at Staples a million years ago and thus started my obsession with them. Good choosing.

Cassie said...

I adore pens and stationary and can never have enough - my husband just told me he bought me a pressie today and I was very excited to discover it was a pack of Sharpies!!

Unknown said...

I feel like that too when I blog. Sometimes it feels like you're not supposed to talk about your feelings when you're blogging. I don't know why that is. I've been trying to squeeze in a little bit about me here and there and a few of my opinions. Maybe it's the fear of offending someone?? Anyway, great idea on the extra room. ;)

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh I can't wait to have a crafting room! So happy for you to have your own space. :)

Sierra said...

I love how much you enjoy stationary and pens, there is so much to enjoy and create with them! I too am afraid of showing my heart when I blog, but in a way I know that people here will embrace me no matter my feelings. It's nice that most people I don't see in real life so in a way there is no risk involved, well, mostly that is. ;)Glad married life is going so well for you!

Sheri, RN said...

Love the new purchases and I've been thinking of re-reading Harry Potter too!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I saw that pale green journal in Typo today! Did you get the lined or unlined version? Did you see they have the bright pink lined journals on sale at the moment for $10?

That's great that you're so comfortable with married life. I can imagine it is quite a hard transition. I've lived with my parents all my life, so moving out next January will be a big deal for me.

Love that song. I love piano music. I wish I was a better piano player.

x Jasmine

_ffyona said...

I am huge on piano covers pieces. They always sound epic. I enjoyed this one too, thanks for sharing!

4 months just fly pass isn't it? Feels good, doesn't it? ;)

Sirpa said...

So nice pen sets you have bought!
I love pens and would always like to buy a new set! :)

Have you by the way read my comment to your older post http://graciebellabutterfly.blogspot.com/2010/04/journalling.html
It would be nice to know if you know something about this Polaroid PoGo.