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Winter Survival Guide (24) ~ Getting Around to It.

We all have that something, don’t we? That something, or maybe even a bunch of things, that we keep meaning to get around to doing some day. Not necessarily great big things, but just those ‘niggly’ little things that maybe aren’t urgent but we know we need or want to do.

If you’re wondering what I mean, let me share with you some of my things that I’ve been meaning to ‘get around to’ for quite a while:

-Add addresses into my address book (an actual book, not an electronic version).

-Sort out my paper work.

-Tidy out my spare room, so that I can eventually turn this unintentional ‘storage room’ into a guest room.

-Reorganise my kitchen cupboard.

-Print out photos from the past couple of years to make an album.

– Meet up with a couple of friends to do creative things and play the violin together.

-Make an appointment with the doctor / dentist.

-Get new ceiling / spot lights and get them fitted as quite a few have stopped working.

Hopefully that gives you more of an idea of what the things you’ve been meaning to ‘get around to’ could be, or maybe you are well aware of them, but like me, you just never quite get around to them! 🙂 🙂

Maybe it’s not even something that takes too much effort, it could be that there’s  a particular novel that you’ve wanted to read, but you just haven’t ….yes you guessed it…..got around to it, yet.

Or maybe there’s a job needing done in your kitchen, not a big home-improvement project, but just something needing fixed. There could be a bit of your garden that you want to tidy before the weather gets too cold. Maybe you want to reorganise, or get organised with your household system (or create one if you aren’t quite at the point of having any workable systems yet). Maybe you’ve been meaning to call a friend to check in on them and see how they’re doing for a while, but the days just slip by. Or maybe there’s an email you wanted to write. Perhaps you want to create a scrapbook of memories from your family holiday, but instead of doing so, you let all the ‘bits and pieces’ you want to include in it remain scattered here and there around your house. Maybe you’ve been meaning to write out some recipes and update your recipe book if you’ve got one, or maybe you even want to try cooking or baking something new that you’ve been meaning to.

Whatever it is, sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of what we’ve been meaning to get around to, and a bit of a nudge into action. How easy would it be to spend one of these winter days or evenings just doing that simple thing that we’ve been meaning to do, or at least make a start on it?

For example, I could choose the photos I want to get printed and make a folder on my computer and then it will be easier when I do go to send off to get them printed.

Maybe I could spend some time one evening making a list or inventory of the specific lights in particular rooms that I need to get fixed so that I know how many I actually need.

I could write in one address at a time into my address book.

I could spend half an hour at the weekend tidying up my spare room, and at least I would have made a start.

Some of the ‘niggly’ wee jobs needing done can be done there and then. For things that might take longer, at least starting out, even if it’s just a small start will hopefully give us the opportunity to build momentum until we’ve accomplished that thing that we keep meaning to do.

So what is it that you’ve been meaning to get around to doing? And are you actually going to decide to get around to it in this season? 🙂

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Daily Prompt ~ ‘Continue’

Continue – Daily Prompt

All content copyright, ‘Life as it happens to be’. 

I cannot continue with life as it was, having crossed borders and countries that have opened up new vistas in my mind. Having spent the past couple of weeks travelling through Europe, I find that returning ‘home’ life seems to just continue on as normal, as if nothing had changed. And yet, as every traveller knows, you, have changed. If one thing must continue it shall be the adventure, the thirst for not only knowledge, but real, vibrant and true experience, and to continue in Wanderlust is in a sense, to live…

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Daily Photo #14 ~ Catching the Thermals!

I took this photograph a couple of months ago while watching some seagulls at the beach. There were pockets where the combination of air temperature and wind direction caused thermals so the birds could simply be buoyed up, suspended in air, almost as if ‘riding the surf’ in the sky. It was fascinating! I had never seen anything like it before with so many birds (this is just a snapshot)….they stood on the ground waiting in a large group, and just at the right moment they embraced their place in the thermal and literally floated on air! I don’t know for how long I watched them, but they did this for a LONG time, and it was like watching children at play! This picture barely captures the delight of these birds at play, but I hope you find some enjoyment and inspiration from it nonetheless! x

 

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Daily Photo – # 11

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I took this picture of beautiful cherry blossoms a couple of months ago in a nearby park, just as spring was beginning to make an appearance. There is something so gentle and hopeful about cherry blossoms, and even when they fall they fall like confetti in an innocent celebration. You will find imagery of cherry blossoms woven throughout my blog posts, including in my creative writing. I find cherry blossom trees symbolic of something special to me, as when I was little we had a big cherry blossom tree in our back garden of the first childhood home I have any real memory of. I hope these beautiful sweet flowers bring you joy today. 🙂 x