Pros and Cons of living in the country
Living in the country can be a magical place, but it can also be a little challenging at other times.
I thought it would be interesting to share my experience of living in a small country town (population around 350) so other people can get a glimpse of a possibly different lifestyle.
Room Renovation: Phase Two
Phase two of my bedroom renovation is to stain the floorboards and lacquer them.
So far I have given the floorboards two coats of stain. I am very happy with the rich colour that it has given the boards and I think it will fit in well with the whole design.
Room Renovation: Phase One
I am currently in the process of renovating my bedroom and giving it a fresh new look. My goal is to have everything finished before University starts again in November.
Phase one has been taking out all the furniture and sanding the floor. For some strange reason the last time that I updated the look of my bedroom I decided to paint the floor white. Not only that I decided to paint the floor very thick. That was okay, until it came time to actually sanding it and the amount of time and effort that is involved in removing it.
Mental Health Plan
I have created a Mental Health Plan so that I am able to make a commitment to monitor and improve my mental health.
Creating a mental health plan has been on my 30 Before 30 since July 2014 and I am glad that I have finally taken the time to create it. If you suffer from mental illness having a plan is a really good document to have. It can be used to monitor your current condition, provide information to professionals (if you want to share it) and allow you to list goals and activities that enable you to help yourself.
I created a custom document that is appropriate to me and could be used by other people who might want something to help them (it can be downloaded at the bottom of the entry). I have broken it into sections that focus on different areas. Such as personal information, carer or emergency contact, health care providers, medical information, current medications, triggers, personal goals, my commitment (where you can list activities you will do that can help you) and a declaration to sign and date.
I have a slight obsession with rings. Especially silver rings that are either in unique shapes or look like animals…
I recently went on a little bender with jewellery and purchased a number of items from Equip and eBay. Most of these items are rings, but I had to include a few necklaces and earrings to make it interesting. :P Prices ranged from $1 to $6 (AUD) after scouring the sale bin on Equip and finding bargains on eBay.
Let the ring magic begin (very image heavy).