I’m currently right-up-to-my-middle in an online course to improve my blogging. I’m having a brilliant time with the Blog with Pip e-course hosted by the legendary Pip Lincolne of Meet me at Mike’s fame. I’ve learned so much over these first two weeks. It’s so great to be part of a blogging community with my class-mates, and Pip’s lessons, tips and access have been so generous. However . . . I have been really busy with life in general, you know, dentist and doctor’s appointments, kid’s stuff and a few lovely outings, and I’ve been busy with this course. So busy, in fact, that I haven’t written a post for a couple of weeks. No-matter. Here’s one now. This is the Week Two assignment to make me stop and think about where I am and what I’m doing. It’s too easy to let life take over and just go along for the ride without noticing. It’s been enlightening. You could do it too.
Making : The same bit of patchwork I’ve been making for a year. And koala mittens.
Cooking : Some kind of salad featuring tomatoes, zucchini, chick-peas and haloumi. I haven’t been shopping.
Drinking : Tea – of course!
Reading: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.
Wanting: To be a bit less busy.
Looking: At my life.
Deciding: Where to go and what to see in Tasmania for our Easter holiday.
Wishing: I knew how to use my camera properly.
Enjoying: The sunshine.
Waiting: To reclaim the house next-door.
Liking: Having people to talk to about blogging.
Wondering: If I’ll ever be any good at this.
Loving: My daughters. They are growing up so fast.
Pondering: What life will bring me this year.
Considering: Taking a photography course.
Watching: First Dates – brilliant!
Hoping: I can become a better writer.
Marvelling: At the size of the zucchini I just picked from the garden.
Needing: Time and space.
Smelling: The Michelia tree at the front of our house. The flowers smell heavenly.
Wearing: The same old T-shirt and jeans as yesterday.
Following: Lots of great blogs and Instagrammers.
Noticing: How wonderful the light is in Australia.
Knowing: Yoga will make things better.
Thinking: About how fragile life can be.
Feeling: A bit sad, but hopeful I’ll feel happier soon.
Admiring: Success founded on generosity and good manners.
Sorting: Out old business stuff.
Getting: On with life.
Bookmarking: All the useful links on this course.
Disliking: Feeling cross with my neighbour yesterday.
Opening: My eyes.
Giggling: At cats on the internet.
Snacking: Too many biscuits.
Coveting: Metallic copper Birkenstocks.
Wishing: Things hadn’t happened the way they did.
Helping: Myself to heal.
Hearing: Rainbow lorikeets feasting in the flowering gum tree out the front of our house.
7 thoughts on “Taking Stock”
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Thank you Jana!
I’ve met Pip at the Kidspot gala night in Melbourne. She’s just lovely. I’m looking forward to reading the results of your new-found blogging knowledge! You were doing well without it, maybe just lacking in some drive. Love reading your posts so keep them coming xx
I met her earlier this week at a blogging seminar in Fitzroy. She is so generous with her experience and really friendly. I’m hoping to re-ignite my blog after the horrible end to last year.
You’re becoming (as if you have never been already) a bit of an inspiration.
You are too kind – it’s Pip that’s the inspiration! Her ideas are really great and she is so generous with her time and experience. It’s been really good for me to do this exercise, and I’m going to try to do it again every now and then.