How to ‘TO DO’

You may now address me as ‘notepad girl’. I am without a doubt always carrying a notepad in my bag and I have done for as long as I could write. Ever since I had a journal in school, I’ve felt the need to write everything down and make endless ‘to do’ lists. Now do not mistake this for a sign that I am a super organized person because this is far from the case. No matter how much I try to organize my life on paper, it never seems to go to plan in reality.

Help me…

to do

Moving Out and Living With a Boy!

In a couple of weeks, after turning 22 I will be moving out of my parents and moving in with a boy! Obviously not just any old boy, my lovely long term boyfriend but never the less a “stinky boy!”

Moving out is a big deal, for me and others I’m sure. I’ve loved living at home. I didn’t move out for college and I’ve always had a great relationship with my parents. Honestly, at first, the thought of moving out of that support network scared me. I don’t know why as I’ve always had my independence, I love my boyfriend and I feel ready to move out but there’s still been that strange butterfly feeling lingering for the last couple of months.

It’s change! Change is scary- but it’s also healthy and exciting, it’s part of life and it means we transition from one stage to the next. “You must exit your comfort zone to grow”

Making your Hopes and Dreams a Reality

Some people settle for okay. Some people are happy to live a life which is ‘just fine’ and that’s good if you’re happy with your life and not always thinking ‘what if’ or ‘I wish I had more of this or done more of that’. You can also let every day life get in the way of what you hoped and dreamed for. What did you want to be when you were a teenager? Where did you want to live? What did you see yourself doing day to day? Why didn’t you pursue it, maybe you didn’t want it anymore or maybe you just let life get in the way?

Family

Christmas is a reflective time, a hard time, a happy time. Presents under the tree, turkey in the oven, excitement in the air. Each year, a different story, change, lots of change, ambitions for the new year. What will we do differently? Where will we be? Who will we be? One thing remains- family. Love, honesty,…

Getting the Balance Right

I am a girl all about balance! It’s what I promote and try to enforce when anyone asks me health/life related advice.

We can often tip the scales too far in one direction and this is when disaster strikes and the world around us falls apart. Okay maybe that was a slight exaggeration but in my experience things always go wrong if I do too much or too little of one thing.

SLOW DOWN 2013- Let’s Set Some Goals!

Is anyone else a tiny bit confused that it’s October?! I literally still think it’s July! Slow down 2013 YOU’RE IN SUCH A RUSH! (Yes I just addressed ‘2013’ as if it were a human!)

Everyone always talks about how fast the year goes by and of course time is time so it can’t really be going any faster than previous years but it honestly is this year!

So are you a goal setter? Did you make new years resolutions? How are they going? (looks sheepish, grunts, changes subject) Okay I’m honestly not much of a goal setter either which is weird because I am a crazy driven person. I still feel like there are some things to be achieved in 2013 and maybe goal setting is the way to go!