Change your life

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”– William Shakespeare

My loves…. Marylyn Monroe and her delightful giggle! Coffee, or course! Champagne!

Habits… sleeping late….

Wants…. To read as many books as possible

Happiest…. At home with my family (and plants)

Inspired by kindhearted people

Notices… fabrics, textures, and colors

Believes in… overcoming obstacles with grace

Change your life….

Stop complaining and appreciate how lucky you are. Think of all the things in your life you can be grateful for. So many little things. I have so many little things, but today I will list three.  

  • My hands to help others
  • My voice to say hello
  • My eyes to see all that is around me

Reinvent yourself. I start with my hair. Highlights, layers, colors, you name it! Cuts, styles! I’ve thought of them all.  I always change it! It is the thing I go to first for reinvention. At the moment I am still growing out a pixie. Its right at the top of my shoulders. Curly and brown. My goal is to leave it alone and let it be. Patience, I am being patient.

Say goodbye to people that don’t bring positive energy to your life.

Turn off your cell phone! Disconnect! It’s okay to not always be available.

Cultivate a skill. Put all your effort into developing it. Knit! Read! Write!  

Commit to your goals. My goal is to get out of debt. So embarrassing. I blame my younger self. Really though, I am working on this. My intention is to be happy with what I have. To live a humble life. Things that are important can’t really be bought.  

Sweat everyday to boost your mood.  Things I will do. Yoga. Walk. Dance.  

Fail forward. Learn from your mistakes.

Book Club

“A beautiful telling of a life, of love, of the reclamation of power, of feeling truly seen, and of finding your way home. An exquisite, powerful, and urgent book.”—Stacey May Fowles

Book:

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir

by Samra Habib

My thoughts: This book helped me to realize that a person can heal and then thrive.

I was very interested in Samra Habib’s photography. This is her website https://cargocollective.com/samrahabib/book

Word: Conquering

Charmer

“Remember; if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others” ~Audrey Hepburn

Pattern: Bee Stitch

Odd number of stitches

Row 1: knit Row 2: K1 K1 below repeat Row 3: knit Row 4: K2 K1below K1 last 2 Knit

I adore this pattern. I am knitting a scarf.

Reading: a fun girly read and a memoir

Sorry Not Sorry, this story is so much fun! A complete chick read and I am devouring it. The main character is just adorable, likeable, and fun.  Also reading, We Have Always Been Here, a Memoir. This Memoir is definitely a book I am savoring. Also a book for my monthly book club.

Drinking: Coffee of course!

Creative Sunday: Cutting pieces of paper and finding inspiration from magazine clippings. My daughter made a paper flower. I ended up scribbling in my journal. Thinking of Audrey Hepburn. I found a quote of hers with a picture of autumn leaves. I need more magazines. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem like an essential item. My favorite magazine is Flow Magazine.

Scent: Anything orange blossom

Mood Booster: Yoga with my daughter. I felt amazing after a few poses. Why don’t I do yoga every day.

Tidied up the apartment. Much needed.

Watercolor

I find that more than anything I need to be creative. It makes me think of a lovely artist and book called Creative Thursday. Adding moments of creativity brings happiness to my little world. Especially now, stuck in this tiny apartment. My daughter brings me joy and is excited about painting and filling the spaces with color. This was fun! Find time to play and have fun. I found it today with watercolor.

Watercolor paint - Prepare for school