I’m thankful for…
Number 13 on my 30 before 30 was to create an appreciation list of all the things I am thankful for.
When you really begin to think of the things you have, there is a lot to be thankful for. For a basic example; internet, a computer, phone or tablet, a home, food to eat, water to drink, family, friends, clothing, education, work and endless small and large things in between. We all have unique circumstances and may not have the exact same things or living environment as other people. These differences are what make the things in your life to appreciate, personal to you. I think it’s a positive exercise to focus on the things in your life that are good and to appreciate them.
The Month That Was: September 2015
I have decided to start a new segment on my blog where I will recap life, updates and random things in ‘The Month That Was’.
September 2015 wasn’t a busy month, but I still managed to fill it with some slightly productive things while I wait for University to start again in November. The most annoying thing has been the weather. It has been cooler than I expected so the drying time on the floorboard gloss was taking soooooo long. Thankfully, as September is ending, the days are getting warmer, so I am hopeful October will be the month when my bedroom is finished!
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.
While you had not been working properly for the past twenty days it had been a challenge. I do apologise that I swore at you, called you names and generally fired some hate in your direction. However, it has been difficult as I realised how much I have become dependent on you (study, entertainment, social, creative, all the things). So, here are some of the changes I have had to make and things I have been doing to amuse myself without you.
Just a reminder
This is a list of reminders to myself. They could be relevant to you, if they are, I hope they can help motivate greater kindness towards yourself. I was inspired by similar posts that Liz has made.
- It’s okay to be sad and cry. You don’t have to try to act strong all the time. You’re just ignoring emotions that are going to build up and explode (boom).
- You should not feel stupid because you are unable to do something that someone else can (and don’t use that ‘everyone can’ excuse, because that is a lie).
- Measuring your own self worth on any kind of scale (including ones where other people are involved) is a lie.
- So you don’t look like a model or won’t be a cover girl. It does not mean that you are ugly and worthless. That kind of theory gives you an F-.