Sunday, 24 February 2013

On goals and getting out of my comfort zone

*Photo taken by my lovely friend Laura*

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about my life and what I want to do with it. I guess it stems from my work contract ending in July. I need to find another job but I've been wondering what to look for. This has always been a problem for me, what to do for the rest of my life. I have an idea but it will take a lot of commitment. I might share it one day when I have a better understanding about exactly how I'm going to go about it. 

I decided that this year I'm going to try and learn more. There are these short courses and skills that I've wanted to do for years and I would always come up with an excuse about why I can't do it right now. But I feel as though my life is starting to pass me by and I'm not really moving forward with anything. So I've written down the courses and skills I want to learn and actively enroll in the courses or search for tutorials. Here's my list so far....

♥ Letterpress course (I've wanted to do this for so long and I'm finally going to sign up for a course)
♥ Book binding (I can do basic book binding but I'm fascinated with the whole process and want to learn it properly)
♥ Calligraphy (I bought a starter kit to practice with and hopefully do some lessons this year)
♥ Crochet (I have found a few tutorials which I hope to follow. Plus I've wanted to do this for awhile so I have tools)

There are a few more but they are some of the goals I will be trying to do this year. The other area I've wanted to improve is stepping out of my comfort zone. Again for years I've wanted to go to Cambodia to help out with the SHE rescue home my church has set up for girls that have been rescued from sex trafficking. And it just never happens. Last week I finally emailed to get some information and I have the application form just ready to be filled out. I can't deny that it has made me feel extremely nervous but I have at least taken that first step. 

I wanted to share this on here to keep me accountable so hopefully I will actually do these things. How do you break out of your comfort zone? Any goals you've had for years but still haven't achieved?

Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Unicorn Party

Hello lovelies. My wonderful hubby retrieved my photos that I thought I lost :) So here are some of the photos from my unicorn inspired birthday. 

It turned out to be an amazingly beautiful day. The weather was great, we ate food, painted wooden wands, filled tiny bottles full of glitter, played with bubbles and balloons, took plenty of photos, wore unicorn horn party hats. I know it sounds like a children's party but those are the best kinds. Each of my girls went home with a cotton bag I hand printed a unicorn (forgot to take a photo), some handmade cards, and either a bracelet or necklace with a tiny unicorn charm. 

I did have a great birthday and I'm so blessed to have the most incredible friends. Have a wonderful weekend. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Sneak Peak Unicorn Party

Hello my lovely people. I wanted to blog about my unicorn inspired party I had for my birthday but I deleted the photos from my camera :( I thought they had transferred over to my computer but obviously not. It was a very sad moment for me and I may have a shed a tear but there might be a way to retrieve the photos. For now I just wanted to share one of the photos that did work.

There's nothing better than girl friends getting together with food, balloons, crafting, glitter and unicorn horns. I had an amazing day and felt so blessed. Hopefully I can blog about that day soon.

Have a wonderful week!