March 2017

So tonight I decided to revist my blog. And it made me realise quite a few things. Mainly that I write a lot of garbage (this post included).

I’d like it not to be though. So I’m going to try and get to the point without too much rambling.

I’d like to give this blogging thing another shot. Why do I want to blog? I want a place to document all the random projects and experiments I play with and the lessons I learn.

This year (2017) I’ve been trying to focus on one general theme each month.

January was finances. Which I freaking nailed if I do say so myself.

February was health and fitness… which I sucked at, but I’m still trying to push along and get better anyway.

For March I’m thinking relationships is something I’d like to focus on. Nurturing my relationship with my husband primarily. And building relationships with other people as well. Even now I can feel myself being drawn towards all the other little projects I want to work on, but I really want to make this a priority as my friends and family are the most important thing in my life, and I want to be able to appreciate them more, instead of always being caught up in my own little world.

If I’m being honest, I don’t feel confident about my ability to focus on putting relationships first for the next month. I’m really feeling a pull towards wanting to put some time into a bunch of side projects at the moment, which usually means I go down a rabbit hole and neglect everything else in my life.

But this is important and I want to commit to being focussed on it for a month, to help me remember what is really important, and who I want to be. Focussing on one thing a month has been getting me much more progress then when I try to do everything all the time.

And right now the most important thing is Anthony. All my little ideas and projects mean nothing if I don’t have him to share them with.

We’ve always had a great relationship, but it feels like that if I focussed a bit more and gave it more attention, that we could make it something really amazing, and I think it would help me become a better, less self-centred person as well.

Bring on March. And putting other people first.

Getting started

Getting started at something new is always the hardest part. It’s something I constantly struggle with, no matter what the task is. The first time you attempt to do something new, you generally suck at it. Now I realise that part of getting good at something is being able to accept that when you start you are going to suck at it, but that it is going to make it feel all the more awesome once you get better at it.

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Lesson #1: Why I procrastinate (and how I’m going to stop doing it)

For the last week I’ve been wanting to work on my book, but I haven’t actually got as far as sitting down and doing any of the work. Each day I make up excuses of things I ‘just need to do first’ before I can start the task, but then at the end of the day I still haven’t made any progress.

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Living your best life – what would you do if tomorrow was your last day

A few nights ago, before going to sleep, I thought to myself. If I was to not wake up tomorrow, would I have any regrets. Now before I go too deep into this, I want to mention that this isn’t something I ask myself a lot, probably once every few months. The last time I asked myself the only regret I had was not having kids yet. But this time I found myself thinking of more things that I’d regret not getting to do.

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How Fallout 4 launch week became the most productive week of my life

Normally when I write a blog post, I know what I want to write about and I try to focus on that and only that. But instead with this post I have no idea what I want to write about. Ok, time to be honest – I’m really just lying to myself here. I know what I want to write about, I just wasn’t going to do it because I was trying to make myself feel less like a big kid and more like a responsible adult. But you know what, gaming has actually made my work life more productive, so I think that is worth writing about.

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The day I realised I wanted to become a writer

One of the things that I’m learning at the moment, as part of this journey, is that if you let yourself, each day you can and will learn more then you thought possible. More about yourself, and more about what you need to do to get there.

Just when I think I know what I want, or that I’ve figured out what my big dream is, I learn something else, and that opens up my mind to a whole new world of possibilities.

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