Weekly Love

IMG_4393I had a super tiring week this week. It seems if I don’t get one good day to myself then I am a goner for the rest of the week. Here are the things I’m grateful for this week.
1. Having a luxury like sky so I can watch my shows whenever I please. Namely Criminal Minds but it is the best feeling to sit in my pjs and chill.
2. Catching up with my family after a very long absence. I love my family and due to conflicting schedules it’s super hard for us to catch up on the regular. We had a BBQ for dads birthday and sat out in the sun drinking and eating snacks.
3. JP and our wonderful Valentines plans. No gifts – just food.
4. Winning a $100 voucher for dinner at Southern Cross for both of us to go out.
5. Getting wonderful signs from the universe and feeling super positive about the shape of our relationship
6. Seeing my best friend randomly and chilling with her and her pup
7. The hours I work. Tomorrow is my WEDNESDAY! Am I excited? Hell yes!
8. I’m grateful that I made stupid dietary choices over the last few days. Feeling like shit has reminded me of how good a healthy diet is.
9. Stepping out of my comfort zone to get help with said diet and food.
10. Having heaps of fun at work!!

Weekly Love

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This week has been FULL ON. I really love my days on and off (Sun – Thurs) I like having a day to myself on the Friday even if I’m pottering about doing grown up stuff. I learnt a trick through Gala Darling this week about being more specific about gratitude and last night when I was feeling anxious I got super specific and I felt myself feel calm and relaxed.

1. Walk around the compound webcast which is literally the best thing ever! I’ve always loved big cats and seeing a little sneak peak into their sweet ways is so intriguing to me.
2. JP who makes me laugh so much, picks me up from work on Sunday’s and supports my decisions. I’m lucky to love someone who takes good care of me.
3. My best friend Aimee who if I see when I’m in a bad headspace offers me instant clarity purely with her presence. It’s sorta like coming home which would be about right after 17 years of friendship.
4. My apartment and room mates who I’ve lived with in semi harmony for the last 3 years which has made this place feel like a real home.
5. The colder weather which makes me feel so alive.
6. Gabrielle Bernstein who I knew about but explored her work only towards the end of last year which I fell in love with. I asked the universe for female role models and then I found her.
7. My parents who are so different but bring good things to the table. I really enjoy how we get along so well.
8. The long embrace I shared with Mickey after bumping into her a YEAR after I saw her last.
9. Meditation which I don’t do nearly enough but always makes me feel whole.
10. Having the benefits of going to therapy. CBT changed my life and I feel so fortunate to have experienced it.

Little things: gorilla greens smoothies; the long embrace Mickey and I shared after not seeing each other for over a YEAR!; impromptu boyfie sleepovers; falling asleep before 9:30 just because; air conditioning on a really hot day; getting all my chores done; playing with LOKI!; making new work mates; having make up free days; organising my debt and making a break even; not having to worry about wearing a jacket when I leave the house; being organised to the max; practising the art of not giving any fucks; fashion and shapes and the hour or so before I go to bed that I’m alone.

Weekly Love

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This week has been FULL ON. I really love my days on and off (Sun – Thurs) I like having a day to myself on the Friday even if I’m pottering about doing grown up stuff. I learnt a trick through Gala Darling this week about being more specific about gratitude and last night when I was feeling anxious I got super specific and I felt myself feel calm and relaxed.

1. Walk around the compound webcast which is literally the best thing ever! I’ve always loved big cats and seeing a little sneak peak into their sweet ways is so intriguing to me.
2. JP who makes me laugh so much, picks me up from work on Sunday’s and supports my decisions. I’m lucky to love someone who takes good care of me.
3. My best friend Aimee who if I see when I’m in a bad headspace offers me instant clarity purely with her presence. It’s sorta like coming home which would be about right after 17 years of friendship.
4. My apartment and room mates who I’ve lived with in semi harmony for the last 3 years which has made this place feel like a real home.
5. The colder weather which makes me feel so alive.
6. Gabrielle Bernstein who I knew about but explored her work only towards the end of last year which I fell in love with. I asked the universe for female role models and then I found her.
7. My parents who are so different but bring good things to the table. I really enjoy how we get along so well.
8. The long embrace I shared with Mickey after bumping into her a YEAR after I saw her last.
9. Meditation which I don’t do nearly enough but always makes me feel whole.
10. Having the benefits of going to therapy. CBT changed my life and I feel so fortunate to have experienced it.

Little things: gorilla greens smoothies; the long embrace Mickey and I shared after not seeing each other for over a YEAR!; impromptu boyfie sleepovers; falling asleep before 9:30 just because; air conditioning on a really hot day; getting all my chores done; playing with LOKI!; making new work mates; having make up free days; organising my debt and making a break even; not having to worry about wearing a jacket when I leave the house; being organised to the max; practising the art of not giving any fucks; fashion and shapes and the hour or so before I go to bed that I’m alone.

Meetaversary

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Look how skinny we are! I think I lost my jacket that night…
A year ago today, JP and I met. I told myself I wasn’t going to go out that night coz I was low on cash but I really wanted to see my old work mates. Fast forward a bit and I see this gorgeous guy with beautiful straight teeth, a lush beard and a full sleeve of tattoos. Later on that night he approached me out of nowhere on the smokers deck. I thought I’d seen someone I wanted to avoid like the plague and he said ‘Are you watching the cricket’ and I was like ‘uhhhh NOPE…..just thought I saw someone I knew’ and then it was awkward for a bit. We kept chatting and got along really well. I ended up taking him home thinking it wouldn’t amount to anything but we ended up hanging out once a week. It definitely wasn’t easy. There were a lot of get together then break ups until I was bored of it and said Id like to be friends. That didn’t last for long. I still had feelings for the guy and we get along pretty well so it turned quickly went back to the way it was before. It hasn’t been easy but boy was it worth it. He’s a very private kinda guy but I’d like preach his choir a bit.

As I mentioned earlier, 2014 was not an easy year for me. JP stuck through everything thick and thin and was always there to offer perspective and affection if I needed it. He always gave me a nudge in the right direction and has always been patient with me. Even though we have had rough patches the fact that we both wanted to persist is truly the best. Here’s to our nearly first year (properly got together sometime in April) together!

Weekly Love

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After a month hiatus I’ve been eager to get back to work! It’s been a long week but I’ve enjoyed myself. When JP finished work on Friday we went and met his mum and sister who was in town for the first time in over a decade. We had a drinks at Hummingbird and then had dinner at Monsoon Poon. We woke up late on Saturday, got dressed up and went to the races out in Trentham. It was very hot but such a good day! I had work today but luckily we had a big dinner before bed then an early night!

Little things: being picked up after work; Mt Vic chippery; these hot Wellington days; new clothes; getting my finances sussed; Rosé; seeing old friends; good nights sleep; a good amount of alone time; fringe trims; kumara starch noodles; and productivity

Weekly Love

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I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my last week of unemployment. It’s nice to spend some time away from things and review yourself a little. I identified my weaknesses not long ago to figure out what I should do next so fingers crossed my next endeavours will be successful!

This year I made a point of not starting my work outs and what not on the first week of the new year. I’ve found (for me at least) that it’s a lot easier to get settled into a new lifestyle after the second or third week into the year. I’ve been using my fitness pal again to track my eating habits since the past year I’ve been overly indulgent and want to reach my goal of been being healthier and happier.

Little things: fun dates; getting a good nights sleep; planning our next holiday; late night walks; changing my reactions to things that bum me out; eating healthier; getting to see Sparkles; learning to enjoy my alone time better; writing again; nachos w my BFF; avo and eggs on toast (Cajun seasoning makes it that much better); getting new walking shoes! and big cat documentaries!

Date day

On Thursday JP surprised me by taking Friday off work. Our date nights are usually a couple of drinks after work and dinner. Maybe a movie. Then bed. And some NSFW action.

Since I live so central we usually end up just going somewhere in town but since we were in Newtown we ended up going to The Ramen Shop which I had heard several good things about.
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We had pork belly buns and fried chicken miso ramen which sounded amazing (I like miso and I LOVE fried chicken!) unfortunately, the hype my taste buds built up didn’t live up to it and we were both disappointed in our experience. I thought it was very fairly priced but at $44 all up it wasn’t cheap. Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing…. I don’t know…but it was beautifully presented and the service was good.

It was okay, we were fed and excited to go on a wee adventure! I have been DYING to go to the zoo for ages. The last time I went I was….16-17. I took advantage of the Wellington advent calendar just before Christmas and snagged a 2 for 1 pass which made the date cheaper. Excuse my horrible iPhone photos. I’m yet to replace my fancy camera.

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Tigers are one of my fave. This dude ended up hiding not long after.

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Definitely my fave photo of the day! The lionesses were hiding (it was pretty hot) so I was happy to see this guy having a snooze.

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This handsome guy came out a little while later. It was super dark in the cave so I had to give it a filter.

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Why hello to you too, sun bear

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The meerkats were so super cute!

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Literally 0 cares for all of y’all

All in all the trip was pretty good. It was school holidays so I sort of worried about lots of kids being around. A lot of the animals weren’t out presumably because of the dry heat which was a bummer (I was super excited about the serval and carcaral) It was a lot quicker getting around than I remember but all up it was a pretty good way to spend an afternoon!