Each year on the blog I like to look back on the year that was… the highs, the lows, and the moments and events that really struck a cord with me. This year I’ve decided to do things a little differently though. Instead of focusing on individual events, I want to take stock of a few big lessons I learned, and how I learned them. I’m four days late, but better late than never, right?…
No matter how much you love your job, chances are that Sunday night brings about a touch of melancholy. Do yourself a favour and make this week a good one by implementing these five simple tips….
Do you ever just take a moment think about how lucky you are? I will readily admit that I don’t do it often enough. But I had this moment last week on my birthday, when I was just struck by the thought that I really am extraordinarily lucky….
At the risk of sounding clichéd, I can’t believe how fast the year has gone… it seems like only weeks ago that I was sitting at home saying the same thing about 2013. This year has been less tumultuous than last, and for the most part I’m sure that’s a good thing. Sure, the high of my little brother’s wedding is something I’d happily take each year, but you can keep all the heartbreak thanks very much.
Overall – and at the risk of hitting you with another cliché – 2014 was about finding myself again. I wouldn’t say that it was necessarily intentional, I think it’s just what happens when you come out of a long term relationship… it can take months to figure out who you are as an individual again. But my god, when it happens – when your perspective changes and you stop feeling so lost – it’s pretty incredible….
So I’ve had a pretty full-on few weeks.
I can’t believe it was only eight weeks ago that I was sitting in a local cafe with Ruski (my lady-husband) when we started discussing (again) the possibility of a Lazy Girl Fitness Bootcamp. I’d been toying with the idea on and off for a while, and by that stage a number of my friends had started encouraging me to put something concrete together. I finally made a commitment to myself to get it off the ground in 2014 and we started to set some goals and put a plan together on the back of a napkin, with a blunt pencil we borrowed from the waiter.
I just met one of the world’s ‘good’ people. Good kind of seems like an understatement actually, but I’m not 100% sure how else to describe her. Let me tell you the story – it’s only a short one – and you can decide for yourself….
Today’s post is a serious one – and an inspirational one I hope. If you read nothing else today, I am asking that you take the time to read this, because it’s about mental health, and three friends of mine who are doing their best to make a difference.
Still got you? Excellent. Let me introduce you to three very special ladies then. Kezzy, Loz and Kell Priest are part of my extended Grafton running family and although I may not see them very often, they manage to inspire me from afar every day with their passion, dedication, kindness and generosity.
Us humans are funny creatures. So many of us seem programmed to look on the negative side of things… to see the grey cloud instead of the silver lining, the rain rather than the rainbow. I know I’ve been guilty of this on many an occasion (lord knows how many times my Dad has told me to stop seeing the glass as half empty!) but something has changed within me recently, and I am really finding myself feeling joyful at the most unexpected of moments. So much so that I’ve decided to put together a list of the things I am grateful for….
OK so it’s not often that I share specifics or go into any great detail about my weekends (a girl’s gotta have some secrets, right?) but I’ve had a couple of EXCELLENT ones of late, and it got me to thinking about what it is that makes a weekend special for me.
It has been brought to my attention over the last few weeks that I am not necessarily what some people might consider a lazy girl. Now I don’t deny that (it’s all right there on my ‘about’ page) but I did think it was worth giving you a little more insight into why – with all the options out there – I went with Lazy Girl Fitness, and what it means to me. Let me start by giving you a few facts: