Monday, February 21, 2011

Ten True Facts About The Ponderer..

1. I like to smile. I think it's a very important thing to make sure you do each and every day. Smiling at other people can make their day better, so I always send a grin in the direction of people I pass. And, if you smile enough, it can make you feel better too!
2. I wear bangles every day. They jingle everytime I move. I like to think of it as making my own music.
3. I'm a nerd at heart and I'm such a bookworm, I've always got my nose burrowed in a book. I sometimes remind myself of Belle from Beauty and the Beast (only one of the best Disney movies. Ever)
4. I cry in my sleep.
5. I think I belong to another time. In the way that it's like Sylvia Plath was one who was meant for a future era, I think I am meant for the past. I am in love with everything old, and the past just makes sense to me. Waiting for the day when a time travelling machine is finally invented.
6. I long for the country. I'm at my very happiest when I'm camping out in the bush, or staying in the country. It just amazes me how beautiful the earth can be.
7. I love to create, make things, and just generally be crafty.
8. Music is so important to me.
9. One of the things I am most passionate about in the world is Social Justice. I want to
make a change in the way things are at the moment, because honestly, I really don't think it's good enough. At all.
10. I'm different. And I love that.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ah, Friday night how I adore you.
This particular one is being spent in bed, having a Sex and the City marathon, pondering and recovering from the whirlwind week that was.
This week, I entered back into the educational world and started studying again. I must say, I am loving my course, its extremely inspiring and thought provoking. I'm finding it very refreshing, to be learning again and to be hearing new insights and opinions into particular issues, and in turn, having my voice heard. It is very full on and many of my classmates are mature-age so it can be difficult to keep up at times but its so enjoyable. I think I've found where I'm meant to be at this point in my life.
Tonight I'm dreaming of all things Vintage, and Paris, and flowers, and pretty words and not caring what anybody thinks. And discovering, always discovering.
You know what. I think I would love to be a writer. I mean, it's not like I want to do writing as a career, but it's something that I've always loved to do and would eventually love to end up writing a novel. Maybe when I'm old and grey and retired, sitting on my porch on my country property surrounded by my cats and dogs and horses and sheep and cows. And quite possibly alpacas. Sounds like the life, doesn't it?
Here's to the random, meaningless ponderings of a Friday night.

Stay kind and keep smiling.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I thought I'd share some of the things that are keeping me inspired recently. These are the things I turn to when I'm having a 'black day' or when I wake up in the middle of the night crying. They remind me to be strong..

This is my book of quotes. Everytime I find a quote that I love, or one that I can relate to, I write it down in this little book. Then, everytime I feel a little down I read through them and it always helps.

Bronte. My beautiful Lab with her big gorgeous chocolate eyes and velvet ears. She knows whenever I'm upset and always comes and lays by me. I don't think I could count all the times I've layed on the floor crying into her fur. Giving her a hug always makes me feel so much better.

My photos. Anybody who knows me knows that I'm absolutely crazy about cameras and taking photos. I just think it's so important to capture every precious moment because before we know it, they may be taken from us.

And, last but not least, Frankie. Wow, I really don't think it can really be explained just how amazing it is. It is a magazine that comes out every two months, filled with all different things. But it is just so totally me. I have a habit of just reading them over and over. Seriously, it just makes my day. I definitely reccommend visiting their website which is almost, but not quite, as good as the actual thing..


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wow it's been ages
Yes I am still alive. It's just been hectic lately and I haven't really had all that much to say. Currently, I am laying in my littelest nieces bunk bed, with my older niece above me snoring contentedly. It's these moments I'm thankful for. Being able to have such amazing, special little people in my life. It really is something incredible.
So, I've faced a few home truths lately, thought about done stuff that I've been avoiding and while it's still all a big mess, it's starting to seem a little clearer.
But, I'm sick! :( which sucks. I have a cold! In the middle of summer and in the middle of these ridiculous heatwaves we've been experiencing, I get sick. Trust.
Well, I'll be back real soon. I might do a post tomorrow or in the next few days with some photos! Yay! But for now, my eyes are having a hard time staying open.

Always be beautiful :)