It was a year ago that I decided that I would start a gratitude blog and continue this blog daily for one entire year. It was called Today I loved so that everyday I would find something different that I loved and write about it, so that others could hopefully see how easy it is to always find something good in each day and I could make the most out of the entire year.
I can honestly say Today I loved has changed my life in such a short space of time. So many wonderful things have happened to me over the course of just one year. I got a new job that I absolutely love, bought a bicycle which made getting around town so easy, started swimming, completed an art course, travelled to new places in Australia, Tasmania, Bundaburg and Perth, seen a number of live gigs including City and Colour, John Butler, Shapeshifter and Angus Stone, got my zen on a number of weekend meditation retreats. I got to spend Christmas in New Zealand with family ( something I haven’t done in over 15years ) And last but not least, went to gorgeous Bali on a yoga retreat where unexpectedly I met a beautiful man who I’ve now fallen in love with and get to spend New Years Eve with.
There have been so many other things that I have loved, 365 to be exact, and I’m so incredibly grateful for each and every little thing. So to all those out there that want to make the most of 2013, its really that simple, take a moment out of every day and say to yourself, today I loved… Wishing you all a wonderful new year! x
Now I officially feel like I’m holidays, warm weather, wearing dresses, swims at the beach, homecooked pizza and a cold glass of vodka lime and soda overlooking the beach as the sunsets! I especially feel spoit getting to enjoy all of this in the company of a handsome man who I’ve fallen in love with!
It’s currently a hetawave in Perth, 4-5 days of temperatures in the low 40′c making life just a little bit hot!! The idea of being outdoors at night is a brilliant plan, especially when it involves watching a film with cider and homemade tacos, lounging on a city rooftop!
Only back in Melbourne one day, I packed my bags once more and jumped on a plane to fly West to Perth to spend the rest of my Summer break with my beautiful boyfriend, a trip I’ve been looking forward to since the start of the month when we departed ways. As we drove along the coast to his place by the beach, the most gorgeous sunset lit up the warm evening sky, very romantic, pure summer bliss!
I have to admit, even though I hate the idea of shopping, once I’m browsing stores, trying on clothes, I can become a bit of an addict. Like most shoppers I love a good bargain, so today I loved hitting the city for some post Christmas sales shopping!
After what has been one of the most enjoyable Christmas Holidays I’ve had in a very long time, mainly due to being able to spend it with all of my extended family overseas, it was very sad to farewell everyone over coffee this morning, as I depart back to Melbourne from Christchurch, New Zealand.
It’s been over 15 years since I’ve flown over to New Zealand from Australia to spend Christmas with extended family, so this year has been very special for me, sharing a Christmas feast surrounded by uncles, aunties, cousins, brothers and mum. Normally Christmas is just with my two brothers and mum, so having 14 at the table, everyone laughing and smiling was just so much fun! It made me realise the value of family and how regardless of time apart, you can still reconnect easily and feel love together, that to me is very special and warmed my heart.