Taking Stock: February 2015

February. The last month of Summer here in the southern hemisphere. The mornings have been noticeably darker and the days end just that little bit earlier. I honestly didn’t realise Summer was ending until it was actually over. I guess I’ve been that busy. Not that it seems like I did much in February.

Making: progress with my big knitted red scarf and finally finishing it. Woohoo! Now I’m onto knitting a white infinity scarf.

Cooking: baked salmon and veggies with my mates, and a bean salad for myself.

Reading: ‘The Art of Belonging’ by Hugh Mackay.

Playing: β€˜Pray to Godβ€˜ by Calvin Harris feat. HAIM (still), ‘Sun Goes Down‘ by Robin Schulz feat. Jasmine Thompson, and ‘I Love It When You Cry‘ by Steve Aoki feat. Moxie.

Enjoying: my day out for the Chinese New Year festivities in Sydney City, and visitng the Chinese Garden of Friendship in particular. So tiring, but such a great day out.

Sorting: out my professional development goals for the year. It’s time to step it up and get some more training under my belt.

Wondering: if I should buy a new bed. I’ve had a few nights of uncomfortable and disrupted sleep, and I think it’s down to my mattress and bedroom environment.

Waiting: for Super Boy to come back from his holiday so we can hang out again.

Deciding: that I need to start reading more for my professional development.

Wishing: that the days would still be nice and long, and pining for the English Summer (no it does not just consist of rain).

Liking: time to myself.

Disliking: darker mornings. It’s getting hard to roll out of bed at 6:15am…

Considering: doing another degree or course to boost my social work skills.

Watching: an anime series called ‘Death Note’.

Marvelling: at how my star jasmine plant is growing so suddenly. It’s time to make a place for it in the front yard.

Wanting: a few good night’s sleep.

Needing: to do another round of cleaning at Hello HQ to de-clutter.

Wearing: black pleather pants and a t-shirt.

Following: my work colleague’s lead and going for after-work swims.

Noticing: that The Parents are quite inquisitive about Super Boy. Mum in particular. I know she’s said that there’s no need to rush into a relationship, but I do occasionally feel the pressure of being a single female at my age.

Knowing: that I should stop putting off boring tasks and just get them done.

Thinking: about the risks we do or do not choose to take. I wonder if the reasons we convince ourselves for not making a move is just our way of not wanting to deal with the possibility of failure (this isn’t about my life choices, I’ve just been talking to The Bestie a lot recently about their situation).

Buying: a few new books, Frankie magazine, some yarn and pyjamas.

Getting: too excited about an impromptu pine cone hunting session.

Admiring: other people’s flawless instagram feeds, such as Melissa at milkthistles and Cindy at mrpaddingtonbear. Amazing!

Hoping: to make more progress with house and home updates.

Loving: peking duck roti and peking duck in general (King’s Seafood Restaurant in Eastwood does really delicious peking duck).

Giggling: with The Bestie about how silly our friends can be.

Planning: to clean out my wardrobe and bedroom.

Feeling: a little bit unmotivated and mentally drained.

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