Friday Favourites

The last week has gone really quickly, there’s been heaps happening at work and in my personal life it’s all just sort of zoomed past.

New term of pole. Last Saturday I started a new term at my pole dancing studio. The first class back can be the hardest I find because it’s revision of tricks from the previous term and so is really intense! But it still felt really good to be back despite the sore muscles.

Shopping. After my pole class I met one of my girlfriends at a shopping centre in one of the richer Adelaide areas (Burnside for any Adelaidians reading, so you know what I mean). Oh my gosh there were some absolutely gorgeous clothes there, but though I earn a decent salary it’s just not decent enough to buy anything there.

Mothers day. Last Sunday was Mothers day and so I took my Mum up to Monarto Zoo, I’m not sure that she’s ever been before so it was a great experience for her and turned out to be a not too bad day which is good.

Solicitor. This might be an odd one to call a highlight, but given everything that’s happening with mine and my former partners separation, it was time to bring in a solicitor to get some advice so that I had a better understanding of how to get everything resolved. The solicitor I saw today was good and I feel much better now I have a better idea of what I need to do and what the possible options for settlement are.

Window shopping. I didn’t feel like going straight home after work and so I decided to go into the city because they do late night shopping on Friday nights, so I just wandered around and looked at things, tried a couple of pieces of clothing on…noticed they don’t actually go on sale until tomorrow, so I’m going to go back to the local store and pick them up when they’re on sale tomorrow lol.

How has your week been? Are there any highlights you would like to share?

Take care,

Jas

Motivational Monday, 1 February – Storms

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There have been a few of these recently. Actual storms in the last week that even managed to flood the office! And of course other personal storms that have to do with my mother.

Without going into detail let me just say that we have always had a strained relationship which became even more strained a couple of years ago when she had a mental break, tried to commit suicide and was hospitalised. It was an incredibly hard time, but I learnt so much, about her, about me and I think it has changed me. It has taught me so much about boundaries in particular, some of which I need to be better about putting up, and some I need to let down a little. It has taught me about my own view of myself and my eating disorder, my relationships with other people and especially my relationship with my mother.

So yes, there have been many, many storms for me over the course of my life, and I know without a doubt that each of those has changed me in some way. For the better I hope and sometimes I think it is better, after all I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for all of those storms.

Take care,

Jas

Friday Favourites, 8 December

I can’t believe the first week of January is over already, time has flown by! Not that I’m complaining about the work time flying by, but the free, social time flying by I have a problem with! But then I suppose it does that when you’re having fun.

I hope you’ve all had a terrific first week of the year!

Shopping with Mum. I haven’t gone shopping with my Mum for a while because we don’t have the best relationship I don’t always like to spend a lot of time with her. But we have been trying to forge a new relationship, and so I invited her to come shopping with me during the new year sales which turned out to be pretty good.

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More presents. Because getting Christmas presents wasn’t enough apparently, my Mum decided to give me a couple extra! One was a lovely Guess purse (Guess is my favourite label), and one was a bright red essie nail polish.

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Kayaking. We took the kayaks out on Sunday and though it was beautiful being out in the sunshine it was windy as hell which made for difficult going, but we still managed to hit our goal which was to paddle out to the sea from the river.

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New 2016 diary. For Christmas I ordered my Mum a custom diary filled with pictures of my little family, i.e. me, my partner and our dog. There were some issues with postage from Photobox and they ended up sending me another one for free cos the first didn’t arrive (Photobox are great like that). I got the resent one before Christmas and just this week received the original one. So Mum got one and I decided to claim the other one for my own!

Manicure. While I was waiting to be picked up from work on Tuesday I had my nails done at a little shop just down from my work which was a nice, relaxing way to spend my time while I was waiting.

I hope you all had a great week, let me know in the comments below what highlights you’d like to share!

Take care,

Jas