I've been sitting here for the last half an hour checking out some of my favourite blogs, admiring their creativity, having a laugh at the funny things, their commitment or ability to post so regularly. Then, all of a sudden, I thought... "Right, stop looking at what everyone else is doing, and do something for yourself Jane!"
I turned my eye to the window for inspiration. There is a fabulous blue sky, clouds blowing by and I can see the beginning of the magnificent bloom of the Jacaranda tree next door. For my friends in far away places, when the Jacarandas bloom about this time each year, it's a traditional reminder to students to start studying for end of year exams.
I had a great weekend decorating and moving things around the house. With help from my biggest fan (my husband) I've actually put some of my canvases on the walls around the house. I think it is that, combined with more clutter clearing, that has given the house a fresh new feeling of peace and calm.
I treated myself to a few new things on the weekend too. I got to spend time with one of my 'besties' and we did a little spot of shopping. Loving my purchases....
|Angus & Julia Stone, Down the Way.|
Fav track is number 3, called For You. how's this for lyrics...
'if you love me with all of your heart, i'll make you a star in my universe'
PS. Note to self... 'Well Jane, your blogging friends and family love your creative side, so it's time you did too!'
PPS. A quote to back me up, from "When I loved myself enough" by Kim McMillen.
When I loved myself enough, I stopped trying to banish the critical voices from my head. Now I say, 'thank you for your views' and they feel heard. End of discussion.