The definition of my Word of the Year is to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way. Whilst I still have so, so far to go to achieve that, I do believe that I have begun making small changes that are helping me get to the point I want to end up at. So, here are some of the ways I've been spending 2018 so far:
SPENDING MORE QUALITY TIME WITH DANIEL
Daniel and I are always together, even if we're not actually doing the same thing. We share an office so are always in each other's presence, but we have quite different hobbies so it's not often we're doing the same thing at the same time - except for eat, which we always do together. However, this year we've become a little movie obsessed and have had so many movie days and nights together!
We've watched The Green Lantern (my new favourite superhero!), the Batman movies, the Men in Black trilogy, and a few Monty Python movies. I'm usually not a huge fan of movies as I have a short attention span, but it's been really nice to just stop and only focus on one thing at a time - especially when you get to do that with your best friend!
WORKING TOWARDS A BETTER LIFESTYLE
By "better" I mean more organised, calm, and making sure I spend my time on things worth doing. I've given myself the project of giving our house a huge reorganisation and declutter throughout 2018. As I'm writing this I have three bags of things that I'm going to donate to a thrift shop, and I still have a heap more things in mind that I'd like to donate.
I'm also slowly purchasing more storage containers to better organise our belongings, particularly in our cupboards. Everything is just so cluttered and gets full of dust and spider webs way too easily, which makes me really reluctant to regular clean everything and it's really getting to me! I'm hoping to implement a more consistent cleaning schedule once it's easier to get into all the nooks and crannies of our small space!
I'm The Happiest I've Ever Been - And I Want to Talk About It!
Daniel is on holiday from uni until late February, which means we only have three days a week where we needed to be up early, and I have definitely been taking advantage of it! Daniel unfortunately still wakes up really early since he's used to his uni schedule, but since it takes me so long to fall asleep at night, I'm always able to sleep in pretty late.
Since I had most of my blog content ready to post weeks in advance, I've been able to grant myself some regular sleep ins on my days off, and I've been loving it. However, I am also looking forward to Daniel going back to uni as I get so much done when he's at school!
TRYING NEW THINGS
I haven't done a lot of this yet, but I hope to do more in the future. The biggest thing that I've done for the first time this year would definitely be go on my first plane ride to Queensland with Daniel, but I've also been painting more often, which has been a lot of fun. I still have so many new ideas for DIY projects that I have never tried before, and I can't wait to share them all with you on here - if they turn out well, that is 😅
These are a just few, simple ways that I am beginning to make 2018 a well spent year for me. I still have so many things that I would like to achieve, but as much as I would like to, I can't do everything at once! I just have to take things one day at a time and try to always work towards being the person I want to be. How is 2018 going for you so far?
Until next time,