It’s been a good breezy week, filled with a lot of things that just made me happy and smile and reconnect with the little parts of myself that I have been missing lately. Honestly, it really surprises me how little it takes for me to just loose a sense of being and who I am by neglecting the little bits that are a part of me.
This week was definitely about getting back to basics and just remembering to let go of all the hang ups and let myself enjoy myself. I bad habit of mine is that I’m really good at telling myself “I can’t do it”, whether that be at work, in relationships or getting back to things I loved and enjoyed but put them to the wayside.
Things I Did and Enjoyed
Monday night I went back to pole dancing classes since having a term and a half off. I was ridiculously nervous. I’ve taken up a terrible habit of not believing in my abilities and I was worried that I had lost a lot of strength and wouldn’t be able to do all my tricks again. Thank goodness I was wrong. I’ve been a bit insecure over my body lately and thought that because I had gained a lot of weight that swinging myself around a pole would end up with me flat on my face. Surprisingly I was wrong. I can still flip upside down, a can still swing to the floor. Was I little sore after a double session and just a little bit slower picking things up? Yep. But just that excitement and thrill that I could still do what I could do before filled me with so much joy. My body is probably the largest it has ever been, but I can still move it and shake it like there is no tomorrow and when I get into my zone.
The week ended with a trip the the Art Gallery of NSW to see the last night of Japan: Supernatural. I regret not going earlier. It was so busy! I could not for the life of me get close and really study the artwork in depth. So while I was a little disappointed with the exhibition, just sitting with Simon in the cafe having a coffee and sharing food was the best part of it for me.
Things I’ve Read and Listened To
I don’t know what exactly has gotten over me lately, but I am really getting into reading magazines. As a teenager I was never really into magazines, but I’ve just had this urge to settle in the mornings with a cup coffee out the back with a magazine. It’s strange how much I was conditioned to think that reading fashion magazines or women’s magazines were signs of “weak” mindedness and laziness. Funny how society teaches young girls that anything that they enjoy is frivolous and little girl like. Getting into magazines, more than anything, has taught me that there are so many voices that I have yet to hear yet and opinions and stories I haven’t heard yet.
I have Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now” on repeat all. the. time. There is just something in the this song that sticks to my mind and has not left.
Things I’ve Cooked
Satay Zoodles. I’m just going to let that sit here. This is one of the best things I have ever cooked. Partly because I finally got myself a wok and it has made making stir frys and any sort of dish that requires a wok 10 times easier, but partly because I just eyeballed the ingredients and made it up on the spot, which is something I don’t do often, but so glad I did. This one is staying on the menu for sure. You can find the recipe on my story highlights here.
And that was my week! I’m so bloody glad I had a good week. It has made all the difference to my outlook and happiness for the week ahead. Bring on Monday!