Happy Spring everyone! It definitely does not feel like it here in Cape Town, the weather is depressing to say the least… but oh I have longed for this day – almost summer! Currently…
Feeling: Overwhelmed at work – there is just so much going on and I am really finding it hard to keep up between my day job, running the blog and all the things motherhood throws at you! I am managing, but every now and then it feels like I have a mountain on my shoulders. People seem to think the fashion industry is so glamorous, that I just sit and draw all day – believe me, that is not the case.
I’m also feeling very nostalgic, Mikayla pranced around in my wedding dress all day last Saturday and our wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of the month… It is so amazing looking back on all the wonderful memories we have created together.Anticipating:
Warm weather… I can’t wait! I am so over Winter. We are also going to the opening show of Cape Town Opera’s TheMerry Widow of Malagawi this weekend, sounds very promising!Working on:
Bettering my blog, I am rethinking the design and layout and also how I want to run it going forward. I enjoy it so much and really want you guys to enjoy it too! Also working on finalizing my Summer ranges and doing concepts and starting on Winter 2017 – see, this is why I never know what year it is.
Listening to: For some reason I have been stuck on Lana Del Rey this week. Summer Time Sadness and Gods and Monsters on repeat! I love this woman’s voice and the lyrics are so beautifully complicated and twisted. https://youtu.be/zTgCn4qmRvUReading:
I started reading again to help me slow my brain down before bedtime.
I can’t believe I am even saying this, but I am reading 50 Shades Of Grey – the curiosity go the better of me! I have not seen the movie either – but if the book is anything to go by it must be a bit rof! It is so badly written, but easy to read and I quite like that. Anyway… I’m not even half way yet.
Eating: I have been so bad… so so so bad! I am hoping to make healthier choices this month – I’m supposed to be on a diet, but chocolates and vinegar slap chips are just so damn good! Plus there is a pregnant woman in the office who is constantly craving both so the force has not been with me. Speaking of which – how awesome is the new Star Wars channel on DSTV???
Watching: My husband is forcing me to watch Homeland… it’s not bad, but the first season really draaaagggged on – the second is much more promising. I am also trying to finish American Horror Story, which I started watching the wrong way around (started with the newest season and working my way back).
Loving: My little family recipe book project! I bought two of these blank family recipe books – one for Cole’s side of the family and one for mine. We will be sending it around to all the family members across the world where they will be adding their favourite family recipe. How cool? It is something you can pass down for generations to come and it is just so special.
Milestones: Knox started standing with some support, and can now stand for a few minutes on his own without. He even took a few steps the other day! Besides that, he is cutting like 5 teeth at the same time – have I mentioned how much teething sucks???
Learning: To let go of negativity and not take things so personally. I find myself getting upset over very silly things that I have no control over; mainly things that stem from other peoples’ behavior, or me taking something personally that has nothing to do with me. I am learning to let go of those things, so that I can let go of needless suffering.
And as dramatic as “needless suffering” sounds, I do feel like I waste time feeling sad about this or that, or the way this person is. I need to get to a place where I accept that if I want to have these certain people in my life, then I need to accept just that- the way that person is, If I can’t, I need to cut them out. So I’m on that path, and it’s not easy. Where I’m at is always a work in progress and I keep reminding myself of how FAR I’ve come, and how good it feels to be truly happy – well, as happy as I can be.
Feeling thankful for: My husband, geez he is the real deal. I am so lucky to have a man who is so hands-on with the kids and so supportive. I am glad that I married my best friend… no-one can make me laugh like he does! It really has come in handy these past couple of stressful weeks. My kids also take my breath away every day – whether it is from love or exhaustion, I love it. I am so thankful that they get along so well, they love each other so much and it just makes my heart want to explode.
So, how about you? What are you up to today? Feel free to do your own “currently” post in the comment section!