Sorry I haven’t been around over the past week, I have missed 2 blog posts which has felt very naughty indeed. Thursday was spent working an extra shift at the day job, but the weekend was my birthday! And I took some much needed chill time! I’ve taken a lot on at the moment and I think I’ve been starting to feel it; between working on my blog and taking on extra training at work I’ve been feeling the squeeze a little so this weekend was a wonderful reprieve!
I got some wonderful presents from my family, but my work buddies gave me the most blog appropriate presents: yarn and a hook case! For girls who know absolutely nothing about crochet this was such a thoughtful and lovely present to receive! Not to mention that my own homemade hook case is beginning to severely fall apart! It’s such a cute case! And I can finally move my KnitPro Symfonie hooks out of the plastic case they arrived in!
The yarn is super cute! I’ve never used Sugar ‘n Cream before but it feels super soft and the colours are adorable! I need to find myself the perfect 50g project! Perhaps some handwarmers or a hat?
As my birthday came to a close I’ve been very reflective on what this means for the next year for me. 1 year, that’s all I’ve got until I turn 30. The panic may have set in a little. I don’t really have an issue with turning older; I always feel like I’ve gotten better with age and I’m quite old fashioned anyway so getting older just feels like somewhere I was always going anyway. I’m clearly supposed to be 90 already! With that in mind however 30 is a big milestone: actual adulthood. Being in your twenties never really feels like you’ve grown up, ok you’ve got a job, maybe a degree, perhaps you bought a house but it can still feel a bit like your pretending to be an adult. 30 feels like I may have to try and actually be an adult! Scary stuff!
So within my reflection I think I’ve some up with a few things I want out of my life before the big three oh!
Yes everyone wants this! But I don’t really mean promotions and world fame this time. What I want is to love going to my job and to have my blog working for me alongside it. While this is my passion project I would love for this project to give us some extra stability and perhaps for a little of my hard work to pay off. While it is still for fun…. we all need someone to write for.
Yes, I know this is the second work related wish, but I think it’s a very important one, especially because I’ve been very bad at this recently. Now truthfully I’d love to have the financial freedom to be able to quit my job and spend all my time with my family! Who wouldn’t?! But there is a balance in there somewhere. We need to earn enough money to keep us going and fund our little adventures, but we need enough time and energy to make the most of it. I know I’ve been wearing myself out recently but I’m hoping that it will pay off and I can begin to have more adventure time with the other half!
Have a House I’m Proud of
I love our little house but it needs a facelift! I want to get off my bum and revamp, recycle and craft my way to a blissful home. I think in order to keep wish number 2 in check I’ll have to be clever about it and revamp on a budget. I wish I had more of a stash of craft supplies to fall back on, however I come from a mother who can make anything from a cereal box and a lick of paint! I can do this!
Keep Friendships Alive!
This goes back to point number 2, that I haven’t been balancing work and life and my friendships have been falling to the wayside…. I’ve already started on this endeavor (my August is all booked up with catchup sessions!) but I do need to put more effort into keeping these important relationships alive.
This is really the most important thing on the list, as long as we are happy we can tackle any other problems in life! This is not to say that I’m not happy now, just that I want to keep it up. I want to ask myself at any point in any day, ‘Are you happy?’ and to reply to myself: ‘Yes I am!’
Todays post was slightly more personal that usual, however I think it’s nice to get these things out in the open! And what do I write a blog for if not share our personal journeys! Are you hitting a milestone birthday, or just reflecting on life recently? What do you really want out of life? Comment below, let’s start a discussion!!