First of all, head to www.daviddallas.co.nz and grab his new album, The Rose Tint. I downloaded it a couple of days ago and since then it hasn’t even been on heavy rotation, it stopped the rotation. It is awesome. Yes, it’s so good it transcends the love list!
| MINI LOVE-LIST |
♠ Taking lots of photos, slowly editing my way through them; I’ve been experimenting with finding a way of photographing my totes that does them justice
♠ Wellington is part of the Freecycle network. Awesome! Wares currently free to a good home include a fold out couch, a tea pot, and a small cupboard door
♠ The bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz of tattoo machines; planning my next ones!
♠ I hadn’t heard about Salvador Dali’s collaboration with Disney (!)
♠ Being excited about getting my hair done tomorrow; roots begone, superblonde here I come! These days I am a shameless fan of pampering
♠ Kristen Ferrell‘s new line of sunglasses, which are supercute and come with a case that features one of her weirdass-beautiful designs; KF rules, I love her work so much, and she’s a totally inspiring human being
♠ Starting a list of places to visit when Cam & I go to Sydney at the end of the year! Can’t wait for the overwhelm 😀
Thinking a lot about change lately. Change, and focus.
My relationship to my thoughts has changed a lot over the last couple of years, as I have become evermore aware of a bunch of very important things:
♠ Happiness is about choosing to become who we are
♠ Intuition is there for a reason; listen to it
♠ We are not our thoughts; we are the awareness behind them
♠ No one can let go for us; we’ve got to drop the baggage ourselves
♠ We deserve to make a living doing something that we love to do; forging a path that follows our heart is up to us – fear is there to challenge you*
I used to have a crippling focus on what was going on inside my head, which tended towards a cycle of disempowering, clouded perspectives. Boo! I think this is a common phenomenon; it sucks, hard.
I wrote a lot, then; desperate layers of thought upon though upon thought. Maybe I was hoping that it’d help still my mind somehow. Over the last few years, as I have begun to believe in my dreams, the writing I have been doing has changed completely: to-do lists, love-lists, lifebusiness plans. I never sit down and pour out an internal monologue anymore. But for some reason, I have felt as though this blog is lacking because there isn’t any o’ that going on here.
After 72 posts, I asked myself: “What do I want to do here?”
The answer isn’t internal monologues! Hell no. I have been clinging to the idea of blogs-past and it has been holding back this space. Right now, we got Love Lists, Pennyroyal news, a little music and a whole bunch of misc. Sweet! That’s a rad start.
* If you don’t know what you’d love doing (too many options? too few?) check out Danielle La Porte’s work over at WhiteHotTruth.com; the first chapter of her Firestarter sessions was my Xmas present to myself last year and it clarified a whole lot of inklings; she is a total goddess!)