Know where you are and know where you are not and accept it.
This past fortnight, as I moped through having the flu (I really am the worst at being sick or injured- soooo dramatic!), I began to get reflective and do a self audit. I audited my work life, my home life, my achievements and next goals, this website, my wardrobe, inbox, etc etc. Facing all of the things you may otherwise not make time for can be confronting. Notes made on goals or ideas you forgot about as you got busier, emails you ought to have replied to, updates that your website is crying out for, clothes that have appeared which DO NOT need to be around… trivial, but these are some examples of things I stopped to notice.
I read over a note book I had made a few years ago back during a particularly heavy time in my life. I had just graduated full of promise and landed back in Adelaide where I had absolutely nothing going on. Rather than do something about it I allowed myself to stay unhappy, waiting for something to happen. Time ticked on and I continued to wallow, much to the dismay of people around me. I wasted so much time feeling lost and AFRAID that I look back now and can not recognize this person. However, I do know that allowing yourself to become complacent is easy to do. It is.
But, we should not let it!
As I continued to read this old notebook, I found the cogs beginning to turn, the dreams starting to take shape and a new determination form. I documented as I did something about it. Now, I read these notes and find the same mantras and declarations are still in my notes today.
Anything is possible.
Dream big, follow through.
Create your own life.
A self audit is a good thing to do. Facing your fears, re-addressing your goals, cleaning, de-cluttering, is vital to keep you focused. My new to-do list for this fortnight coming includes some maintenance for my site and some branding definitions which will all become foundations for the next projects and goals to come. I am also excited for a big week of shoots, projects and finally a little vacay!
Let’s get stuck into it!
wearing: the great beyond dress, mimco brogues (old but similar here)
photographed by: mario recchia