This week has been an absolute stunner! Good news has just been pouring in, someone is taking care of me out there so thank you (and keep it coming). So this week’s Currently Loving is a bit of a bumper edition – I hope some of my positive energy rubs off on you for a fantastic weekend ahead!
Work opportunities. When you are a freelance anything, work tends to be unreliable so it’s really exciting when new opportunities present themselves. I love teaching but need to build a portfolio of skills and clients that I can work with from anywhere in the world if my travelling gypsy lifestyle dream is going to come true.
New online friends. I’ve been taking the time to contact some of my favourite online peeps this week and I’m so glad I did! It’s really thrilling to “meet” like-minded people from various parts of the world and bounce crazy ideas off them. The Sagittarius in me is going nuts! So hello to any of you who have been in touch (and those that may be wanting to but your inboxes are frightening enough as it is). :)
Getting my French on. This week I put my beautiful photography calendar by Irene Suchocki up on my wall and it is wonderful, except that it makes me easily drift off into daydreams of Paris… Anyway, I also bought some cute mini postcards from Typo with Parisian themes on them and have emailed a French tutor so that I can converse (a little) when we head over in June.
Fine-tuning my positive outlook. Due to my week of learning commitments, I stumbled across this fabulous TED talk by Shawn Achor (unfortunately doesn’t show up on Google Reader but you can click through to the site to watch). It’s all about mindset and what happens when you incorporate just a few simple tasks each day to focus on the positive and being grateful (and he’s pretty funny to boot). For the last few days I have been noting down lovely experiences, performing random acts of kindness, exercising and writing down three things I’m grateful for each day. I certainly have gained more energy and have a spring in my step since starting this!
Other: coconut water, trying new raw food combinations, getting more comfortable with Photoshop Elements, sending sweet little texts to family and friends for no reason, naughty cakes for morning tea, buying fabulous new music, cooking T a batch of pink pancake “lilypads” complete with chocolate frogs for Valentine’s Day, getting an email I’d been waiting for, having a (relatively) clean apartment, matching my nail polish to the flowers in the studio (sad but true) and green-berry tea.
The lovely Jasmine from Fizzle Out watched the same TED talk as I did and was just as inspired. Read all about her Positivity and Gratitude!
Nubby Twiglet has a great post on setting goals and doing what you love.
How Do You Keep Passion Burning in Your Writing Life asks Erin on SoulPancake. The comments are really interesting on this post, some wonderful ideas!
This Vegan Coconut Vanilla Panna Cotta had me drooling over at Shop Cook Make.
“There are no guarantees in life. And the truth is security is such a façade” – an inspiring post by Philippa of Skinny Latte Strikes Back about how she used her redundancy to start living her creative dream.
Connie from a life of perfect days has a new morning routine (and it sounds pretty fabulous to me).
30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself over on Marc and Angel Hack Life.
Check out Polly’s awesome Raw Apple and Cranberry Biscuits on her blog Polly’s Path.
LUSTING AFTER… BEAUTY AND STYLE
1. Fashion illustration covered notebooks by April + Me. How beautiful do these look?
2. Instructions for Happiness and Success by Susie Pearl looks like a thoroughly interesting read.
3. Acorn earrings by erin.k. Love me a bit of cute cut-out jewellery!
4. O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray from Adore Beauty. For the perfect beach hair texture.