Hello beautiful people of the tinterwebs
I’m typing this with my nearly 4 week old Poppy by my side. Sigh….new mama hormones are here, I’m so in love with our little baby girl. And to think I wanted another boy!
I’ve no idea what week it is this week, and who cares? It’s just a number, like one’s age, it doesn’t really mean anything, unless you’re like me and use it as an excuse to beat yourself up about all the things you thought you might or should have achieved by now and haven’t.
I’m reading The art of being unmistakable by Srinivas Rao, and there are some gems of wisdom in there, let me tell you! This, for example :
What if AJ Leon’s wise words “this is not your practice life” became the filter for all your decisions?
I like the idea of having a filter for my decisions. I’ve been wanting to dye my hair blue for a while now but have been too concerned about what people might think (too old, pretentious, why?) Well if this is not my practice life I better get on with it and who cares what anyone may or may not think???? I imagine they have more pressing concerns anyway n’est-ce pas??!!
Here are some of my happy list things at the moment:
♥ Poppy! (Obviously! She arrived safe and sound and we love her so much) ♥ New sofa in my studio (I’ll post photos soon) it makes it look soooo cosy! Perfect for the coming winter months.♥ Steal like an artist book ♥ The art of being unmistakable book.♥ Large Amazon book order full of creative books that I thought I would treat myself to.♥ Somerset Studio magazines – soooo much artistic inspiration! ♥ One of my midwives recognising me in the hospital corridor a couple of weeks later and making a big fuss over me and Poppy, saying how gorgeous she was.♥ Elly’s homemade lasagnes cooked for me whilst I’m at home alone with Poppy.♥ What a thoughtful friend! ♥ Clare coming round and cooking me lunch. Another amazing friend! ♥ Feeling fit and healthy.♥ A million handmedowns for Poppy.♥ Central bookshop. I went there the other day after a hiatus of a few months. Yet more inspiration! So many artsy design and craft books that I don’t actually feel guilty spending money on, because, well, it’s research innit?!! ♥ The Apprentice TV series. I hesitated to include that but it’s my new thing to be unapologetically myself so I’m owning my guilty secrets!
I’ll leave you with a wee picture of Poppy:
Wishing you lots of love and unabashed self acceptance!