Thursday, October 11, 2007

7 Things and Other Stuff

Oh what an inspired title!

If you stumbled across my last post i hope i didn't put you off with the sad content. What i wanted to convey was to do with the cycles of life and how humbling it is to be intimately involved in them.

As Leah has unofficially tagged me with the 7 Honest Things Meme, i'm gonna give it a whirl.

1. I was vegetarian for 20 years. It all started when i was 10 years old and went on an excursion with my German class to a German Butcher. (???) They took us on a tour through the back of the place where all the meat was hanging and then afterwards everyone got to choose a nice slice of meat to sample. Ew! A penny dropped about the source of my food and that was it. Hardcore veggo from then on. Things have recently eased up but i will elaborate another time.

2. I'm not planning to tell anyone apart from Big D (yep that's my man, that's what i'm calling him now) about this blog. I think my voice would change if i know that people i know already are checking in. Not trying to be secretive, i just think it's better that way.

3. I am so inspired by the beautiful blogs i've been reading. I do gravitate towards the craft blogs and design or decoration blogs but i'm also discovering these new worlds involving like-minded mums writing about their experiences and forming supportive networks for each other, and people who are writing about my other interests like organic/nutritious food and gardening and yoga. It is particularly the writers who are candid about their lives that really get me drawn in. What wonderful, inspiring people there are out there.

4. I've got a thing going for the ukelele. How daggy is that? I've bought one, under false pretenses that it's for my daughter, but being only 2 she's not really that interested in taking it seriously yet. I however am working my way through the book that came with my little green uke. I would learn the guitar but i heard the ukelele's easier. Lazy? Me?

5. I still don't know what i want to be when i grow up. So i'm 33 and have been a naturopath for 10 years and a yoga instructor for 7, but for some reason it doesn't feel wholly satisfying, or like there should be more or maybe i just made the wrong choices. I imagine alternative careers like architecture or becoming a pro-photographer or environmental engineer. Commitment issues perhaps? Or the lack of maturity to say 'this is my life and i'm living it now'? The thing is, i really like my life and especially the people in it - i s'pose the grass is always greener....

6. I have a tendency to procrastinate. Have since school days. I found it easy to start assignments but so so hard to finish them off and hand them in. I suspect it might even be a form of disguised perfectionism or fear of failure, masked by utter laziness.

7. It's taken me days to write this bloody thing.

Ready to post a letter to Nana and Pa.

On another note, i had such a good Sunday.

A sleep in followed by brunch with a friend and my girl at one of my favourite walking distance cafe's. I went to a nutritional medicine seminar for the afternoon for a bit of brain stimulation and professional development, and for dinner we took our girl to dinner at the restaurant where Big D and i had our first date. Sweet, simple, domestic bliss!


Hyena In Petticoats said...

I think ukeleles are magnificent.
Personally, though, I have a huge thing for the banjo.
Thanks for taking up the tag - it's great to get to know you better!

Leah xx

Suse said...

... and I have a thing for the bouzouki.

Welcome to the blogosphere and thank you for visiting my blog. Of course you can borrow 'farnarkling'! I borrowed it from John Clarke, farnarkling's greatest proponent.