Thursday, March 22, 2012

Some deep thinking... o.O

Over the last little while I have been thinking, if I wasn't a nurse, what would I be doing? I have joked about running away to join the circus... I mean, how awesome would it be to be able to do aerial ninja-ing like Sarah of the Weird Sisters? Or would I be like my mum and teach littlies? Or would I be completely clueless and not know what I wanted to do? I really haven't a clue. I do know that what ever I decided to do, I would want to be happy doing it.

I want to be a good wife. A good friend. When the time comes I want to be a good mum too. Scratch that, I want to be awesome at all of those.
Sometimes I don't feel like I'm doing a good job of either being a wife or a friend. I feel like I don't see my friends enough, and aren't available enough. But how do you quantify that? I always want to do better, and they say (don't you love They?) that there is always room for improvement, always room for better.

At the moment I am striving for better, in that I am trying to take better care of myself, get myself enough sleep, eat the foods that agree with me and avoid the ones that don't (sadly that seems like a big list at times).
I also want to have more gratitude. I take so much for granted.

What are you aiming for? Are you who you want to be? What's holding you back?

<3 Anita

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pinterest Challenge and a Ramble!!

I know we don't yet have many people following our little blog here, but maybe there are more lurking than I know about.
I do want to start doing a little challenge. The Pinterest Challenge set by the lovely Katie at Bower Power one of the great, inspiring blogs I follow. 

To be honest, I have had myself wondering who is going to read this. Who really wants to know all the nutso things that cross the mind of one person with no qualifications other than a Bachelor of Nursing? No photography quals, or a job as a make-up artist, hair stylist, interior designer. Not a mum, or a pet owner/lover. Just a young adult, newly married, with a few OCD tendencies, a knack for buying pretty things, a obsession with shoes and handbags. A girl who starts projects that seem like a great idea... but don't always finish them (read often not finished much to the dismay of her loved ones) A big user and lover of the internet and all the awesome it has to offer. So that has me wondering what to blog about. Sometimes I have ideas, then think that people don't want to read about that, or that another blog has done so much of a better job of it. Or what I have done isn't as big an flash as what other internetters have shown off. But now is the start of me not worrying (or rather trying not to) as this is my blog, my place to say my thing about anything. So that's what is coming up. Me. Rambling. Hehe.

To be honest, there are some exciting things coming up in the life of Anita. I am going on a big trip to Europe with Simon (that's my awesome husband), and that adventure will be blogged. I will give you photos, thoughts, and awesome tidbits of that joyride. Before that I will be attempting to get to know my beautiful camera intimately, so that I can be more confident with my photo snapping while we adventure. Plus so much more.

The shop over on Felt is an exciting thing too for me, and the friends I share that with. While as  yet I haven't sold anything I have crafted through that site, I wait hopeful that it will start to take off a little. I plan to (and really better) add more items to the store to entice people to peruse. 

I guess for now, this is a way to save Simon a little from my rambling, but a chance to challenge myself to do something new, try new thing... like the Pinterest Challenge, and keep a record of what is going on in my life. I never was too good at the diary idea, but I think that this is much more like me rambling to a friend (sometimes people reply!).

Hope a few people will join me along the way :D

For now I will be sharing things I have created, big and small, inspired or not by things seen, or pinned on Pinterest, or just by crazy ideas I've dreamed up. I'll share with you any major revelations about photography I learn. Whatever takes my fancy really. I will not always post pictures, I know they make posts more enticing for me to read, but not always. 

So this is what I am doing:

from the Bower Power Blog

Yeah, I know it's not winter here, but we will forgive those who live in the other hemisphere.

<3 Anita

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rainy Days

I LOVE rainy days! Even more when I am not working. Today is one of those glorious days. 
Don't read that wrong, I'm not particularly fond of being either wet or cold, and a really dislike a day that taunts me with drizzle (that's not at all fair to my hair). What do I love about a rainy, grey day? This:



The whole ensemble

Just delightful. I love this style.

<3 Anita

All photos sourced from Pinterest