Reflection

So my DIY post is a little behind this week (yet to take the photos), so I thought I would post another little DIY project I am working on, it’s an ongoing one.

It is very easy to get caught up in the little things in life and forget to stop and look at all the blessings, lessons learned, challenges etc.

So, as a challenge to myself I decided to spend the last few minutes of my waking hours reflecting on the day passed, wither it was something I felt, even a prayer (yip there are a few of them) or a dream. I have this giant pin board across the main wall of my room (not my choice) and have been struggling to fill it. This combined with my handy kikki k desk calender (best $6 I have ever spent) provided a unique opportunity…

Kikki K Daily Desk Calender

Kikki K Daily Desk Calender

So each night before bed, I tear off today’s calender page and write a little something (there is a cute note section at the bottom which also tears off, two opportunities for reflection whoop) and then pin it up. I have found I leave the day feeling really good and thankful for the little things that have had an impact.

The hope is to put some nice paper up behind the reflections and switch to blue tack over pins (as my pin stock is depleting at a rapid rate), but here is a snap shot of the progress (and yes I did the painting, and yes this photo was taken at the wee hours of the morning so apologies for the lack of natural lighting and clarity)

Reflections

Reflections

Dreams

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined – Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Dreams Road Sign

Dreams, its funny to think at some point in my life I stopped dreaming, or at least ambitiously dreaming. I am learning, even the overly ambitious, and somewhat unrealistic dreams are healthy, motivating and good for the soul, without them (especially the ambitious ones) I don’t really know if I am challenging myself to my full potential, as who said dreams were impossible, they are only impossible if we allow them to be.

So here I am about to embark on a new phase in my life, leaving home for the first time, moving cities, embarking on studies (again) and becoming engrossed in a sport which pushes me mentally, physically and emotionally. And with all these things, I have learnt to dream, to be ambitious and not look at the impossible but the possible.

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt