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In My Closet {August Moon 14}

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Kat has asked us to look into our closets and see what personalities we discover within.

Who would have thought a prompt about clothes would have me so stumped?

It’s not that I don’t like clothes, or fashion, or dressing up.

It’s just my current wardrobe is a bit lacklustre and I’m more of a ‘Wear the old coat and buy the new book.’* person.

But I can see different aspects of my personality within.

My geek girl/movie-fan side is represented with (perhaps too many) pop culture t-shirts, awaiting warmer days.

My borderline bogan still has her adidas trackies and sports team tee.

My sensible woman has her black pants although I am noticing a distinct lack of nice tops and blouses to pair them with.

My nest loving homebody has a lot of comfy, snug, house clothes.

My slightly ‘woo-woo’ side has yoga pants and clothes with wolf and feather motifs.

My fledgling fit-chick is growing her collection of running tops and pants.

But it’s what is missing from my wardrobe that is glaringly obvious to me upon inspection;

Where are my dresses? Why don’t I have any skirts?

I don’t own much that is floaty and feminine.

It’s interesting that these are the type of clothes that have kind of faded out of my wardrobe, that seem to be at the bottom of my fashion priority list.

I’m not sure why this is so, but I would like to change it.

This summer, I’m going to make it my mission to find at least one dress and one skirt to add to my wardrobe.

If I’m successful, I might even show you guys.

Do you have any favourite dresses or skirts? Could you point me in the direction of your favourite store?

What’s missing from your wardrobe?

 

*Austin Phelps said this.

 

{ This is my response to Day 4 of August Moon 14 – a reflective writing challenge created by the gorgeous 

Kat McNally.   

Yeah, I’m a little late to the party, but these prompts from August were so delicious I couldn’t let them pass me by.

For more of what Kat has to offer, head over to her website.

You’ll be glad you did.}

Love {August Moon 14}

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On day 3 Kat asks us “What do you love?”

I think this is such a brilliant question.

I really loved pondering my answer.

I love this question so much I’d like to make a proposal.

I’d like to phase out the tired smalltalk tradition of asking people ‘What do you do?’ and I’d like it to be replaced with ‘What do you love?’

To some people what that do is what they love, and that’s great.

If that’s what you love I’d like to hear about it.

When people talk about what they love, they speak with passion. Their eyes sparkle and they become more animated.

Imagine the varied and interesting responses from the people you’re talking to if instead of asking someone what they do, or what their occupation is, you said to them simply “And so, what do you love?”

Imagine their eyes as they reveal to you what makes their heart sing, their smiles as they think about what it is they love. Really listen to their answer as you hear the enthusiasm in their voice. Imagine what you’d learn.

As for me – in no particular order (and this is certainly not an exhaustive list) –

I love:

movies

poetry

writing

reading

the ocean

wolves

coffee

when my husband still looks at me as if maybe I’m magic

hugs from my two little people

sushi

great conversations

feeling inspired and lit up

rock music

the full moon on a clear night

the colour red

opals

magazines

comfy clothes

pop culture t-shirts

synchronicity

irises

summer

yoga

sleep-ins (oh so rare these days)

notebooks

choc-mint in any incarnation

and increasingly (and surprisingly) running!

 

How about you?

I would love for you to answer the question in the comments;

What do you love?

 

{ This is my response to Day 3 of August Moon 14 – a reflective writing challenge created by the gorgeous Kat McNally.   Yeah, I’m a little late to the party, but these prompts from August were so delicious I couldn’t let them pass me by.

For more of what Kat has to offer, head over to her website.

You’ll be glad you did.}

 

Right Now {August Moon 14}

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On day 2 of August Moon, Kat asks us to consider exactly how we fill our hours.

This is what I realised;

I spend a lot of time getting readywaiting and in transit.

Getting everyone ready in the morning, waiting around for time to go, driving to school and home again.

And I seem to let that sense of “I have somewhere to be later” dictate my days, I seem to flit from task to task, looking at the clock; working out how long I have until it is time to leave again.

Admittedly the recent weeks of sickness in our household has thrown things completely out of whack and that has served to heighten the feelings above.

But when I look at those words – getting ready, waiting and in transit  –  I see how often I feel those things in an overall sense in my life.

Making preparations for something.

Waiting until it feels like the right time.

I feel like I’m on my way, but I’m not sure where I’m heading.

Perhaps I need to rethink the way my days play out.  Actually schedule in the things I’d like to be doing, not just assume I’ll have time for them later.

Maybe I’ll still feel like I’m in transit, but hopefully I’ll have a better idea of where I am heading.

 {August Moon 14 is a reflective writing challenge created by the gorgeous Kat McNally.  

For more of what Kat has to offer, head over to her website.

You’ll be glad you did.}

 

Made

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made

 

So I made a few mistakes

I made a few bad decisions

I made myself very small

and as the saying goes,

if you make yourself small, people will stand on your head.

 

So I made myself a promise

I made myself bigger, stronger

I made myself happy with myself

 

And that’s when I met you.

 

I made eyes.

You made a move.

We made out.

 

You made my heart beat faster.

You made me feel like I was magic.

You made the whole world beautiful.

 

You asked for my number

and I gave it to you.

 

So we made conversation.

We made plans.

We made a commitment.

 

We made a home.

We made a family.

We made two tiny people.

 

They made things louder

They made our hair turn a little bit grey.

They made the whole world beautiful.

 

We’ve made it work

for almost eleven years now

and I don’t know what lies ahead.

 

But I do know this;

 

You asked for my number

and I gave it to you.

 

The best decision I have ever

made.

 

I’m participating in the #ShakeCreative challenge for September. I haven’t decided yet whether each day’s response will be written or if I’ll mix it up, but this kind of came tumbling out of my brain! You should join in the challenge too.

Intention {August Moon 14}

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So for Day One of August Moon Kat has asked that we set an intention for the journey.

After a long, foggy Winter, where sickness compounded my usual Winter darkness, my intention comes to me quickly and (ahem) clearly.

Clarity.

I want a clear mind, and a clear heart.

A clear way forward.

A sense of direction, purpose.

I want to shake off the fog, the fatigue, the confusion and the darkness of Winter,

and find

Clarity.

 {August Moon 14 is a reflective writing challenge created by the wonderful writer Kat McNally.  

For more of what Kat has to offer, head over to her website.

You’ll be glad you did.}

Winter is dead

Spring

“She turned to the sunlight

      And shook her yellow head,

And whispered to her neighbour:

    “Winter is dead.” 

― A.A. MilneWhen We Were Very Young

And like that, it is Spring again.

I ended my Winter on a rather poor note with our house becoming a den of sickness. The end is in sight though.  I’m feeling the energy of the new season and I’m running with it.

I am returning to this space and participating in some new challenges.

The first is Kat McNally’s August Moon  reflective writing challenge. I am late to the party because I was sick, but Kat doesn’t mind me sharing my responses to her amazing prompts now (She’s good like that.)

The second challenge I’m diving headfirst into is Operation Move’s Learn to Run.  I am so inspired by Kate and Zoey and I really want to change the story I’ve been telling myself about not being ‘sporty’ enough to be a runner.

And the third challenge I’ve signed myself up for is the #ShakeCreative challenge, which gives a daily prompt to inspire you to get creative every day in September. This creativity can take any form you like, and I haven’t decided yet whether to write each day or mix it up!

So I think I’ve got mind, body and spirit covered with these exciting challenges!

I’ve also given the blog a quick make-over to celebrate. What do you think?

Are you as happy as I am that it’s Spring?!

 

 

 

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