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Friday, December 27, 2013

Life Update: Christmas, 2014 & more...

Hello everyone! I just wanted to update you on what's been going on over the last couple of weeks & what's coming up.
Calico Bear in Mint / Canon 60D, Helios-44
  • Christmas was lovely. We didn't do anything particularly exciting - my brother and I got lovely gifts, had a night swim and played a bunch of silly games like "lets see who can name more tv shows than the other". 
  • I've had a really sore back for the last 5 days or so - today is the first day that I'm actually comfortable sleeping and walking. 
  • I'm on a break from work until January 6
  • I've decided to do Project 52 in 2014 - I'm going to take select one photo from each week and post them on Tuesdays. 
  • My birthday is coming up on January 22 - I'm going to actually be 22 on the 22nd and I think I'm going to Sydney to celebrate! 
  • I really want to buy a typewriter. I know that's a bit odd, especially in this day and age, but there's something so nostalgic and romantic about them.
  • I've started watching Joan of Arcadia and I really like it. I love watching shows from that time period, it seems to me like they didn't need a gimmick. I mean some might say that "God" is the gimmick in this show but I'm talking about other elements such as vampires, wolves, witches, dystopia, superheroes... I like a good family drama with none of that - it's enough for me.
  • On January 18 I'm seeing The Lumineers for the second time with my brother. It's his birthday present to me and I'm really excited because they were so fantastic last time, even though I didn't know every song like I do now.
  • Overall I'm just really optimistic about 2014 - I think it's going to be the year where I take action and participate in my own life. I feel like the last however many years I've been on the sidelines analysing and watching everyone else do things and I don't want that to be the same this year. I want 2014 to be a year to remember, a year for change. My motto for 2014 is "Do." It's such a small word but it means so much. 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas & I wish you all the best for 2014.

Love,
Erin

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the comment Erin :) Lovely blog you have here! I'm really optimistic about 2014 as well. I have plenty of stuff I want to go and I got the feeling it's gonna be better than 2013. Any books you're planning to read? Any resolutions you want to accomplish?

    Love,

    Claudia

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    1. Thank you Claudia!

      Hmmm I definitely want to read the John Green books I haven't gotten around to yet. I'd love to read Bridget Jones's Diary, The Summer I Turned Pretty series, My Madder Fatter Diary and a couple of Nicholas Sparks books. Oh, and I'd love to finish The Maze Runner before the movie comes out! Honestly I think my only resolution for the year (after a lot of thought) is to do more. What about you? :)

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  2. i really enjoy your photography, glad I found your blog!

    Kylie
    http://beautyineffect.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great post.

    I completely understand your want of a typewriter. They are just so magical! I had one at one point but I think it got thrown out when we moved years ago. I have placed it on my next 101 goals in 1001 days list so I will eventually get one.

    I hope you enjoy your golden birthday (when you turn the same age as the day you were born).

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    1. Thank you! :)

      Typewriters are gorgeous - I might get myself one as a birthday present :P I was going to get a ring but I can't find any I like and my birthday is only in 23 days!

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