First of all I just want to thank everyone who took the time to comment, email me or write to me on Twitter regarding my current family situation. Unfortunately life has a habit of dropping the floor out from underneath you when you least expect it, and it’s not always easy to cope. But I really think that sometimes you need to encourage yourself to do the things you love and the things that make you happy in order to keep moving through life in the hope that you will
be able to cope with whatever you’re going through. Blogging and the online community are things that I get a lot of pleasure out of. I’ve been so lucky to meet some absolutely amazing and inspiring people through this little world, and I am making an effort to stay connected where possible. So although I won’t be around as often as I used to be (at least not for a while), I will do my best to post when I get the time.
I have been inspired by Laura at Life, Beauty, Laughter and her recent discovery of the ’10 Day Cycle’. (please take the time to visit Laura’s blog – she is such a lovely person, and her blog really reflects her wonderful personality.) I have decided to embark on these cycles myself, to try and take my mind out of what feels like a ‘long term slump’, and to attempt to focus on the here and now. (in 10 day bursts)
Book to read…
I’ve not had much time to read over the past week or so, so I’m hoping to get stuck into this book on my train ride to and from work this week. I find that is the best time for me to really lose myself in a book. Though if it’s a good one, I’m always disappointed when I reach my destination!
Movies to watch…
I have been lusting after Joseph Gordon-Levitt after seeing him in Inception, and 500 Days of Summer was recommended to me as a good film, so of course I went out and bought the DVD as soon as possible. I’ve also been dying to see Julia & Julia and my grandmother let me borrow her DVD so I am planning on watching that too when I get the chance.
Hair & Makeup Inspiration
I love this look in Liv. I have never been confident to rock the middle part, as I have quite a round face (the complete opposite of Liv really) but I’m hoping the soft curls/waves might soften it a bit. I am also loving the low-key makeup and pink lip that she has going on. Definitely something I can recreate easily.
Things to do…
Spend less time online, and more time with my family.
Buy a cherry tomato plant.
Ask for a week off of work.
Take my grandmother to the movies.
Hopefully I can achieve all of these things in the 10 day cycle. I am really looking forward to this, and can’t wait to see how I go!