Jul 29, 2019

Life This Week 29/7/2019: Share Your Snaps.

It's been a hectic couple of weeks at work and by extension the rest of my life.  There's been a fair bit of rushing, a similar amount of impatience (I'm sad to say) and moments where I've wondered how I'd manage to fit it all in.  So while I'm on theme regarding sharing the week's snaps, there's also a fair bit of navel gazing writing in between as well.  It was what it was, I guess.

So I was pretty glad to shut the door to my office on Friday.  The good thing about the Fridays that end horrendous weeks is that sense of achievement and closure I get when I walk out the door to leave things for the weekend.  I even turned the page over in my diary before I left so that I'd be greeted on Monday by a blank page calmly anticipating the week ahead.  Or at least, that's the plan.

I'm getting a bit smarter in managing the overwhelm.  There was a day that I knew was going to be crazy so I took some time out before the working day began to just move, listen and see.  I took a walk from the carpark through Jubilee Park to The Tramsheds for coffee and a bathroom outfit selfie.

And do you know what?  The day was hectic.  I couldn't control the way it played out. 

But starting the day with that time out there in the real world helped me smile through it.  Professionally, there were many rewarding and humbling moments in a good kind of 'bad day'.

Moving beyond the at times all-consuming world of work...

Several parcels came my way this week and they definitely turned those work-related frowns upside down.

Two weeks to go.... eeeekkkk!!!!!!

My City2Surf race top arrived as did my order from Adore. 

Love the caption on the calico gift bag, Adore!

It was one of those freebie heavy orders plus I got to use a gift card so it was all practically free.....

It was Mecca Beauty Loop week as well.  What are the odds of my falling in love with at least one of the samples I was gifted with?

It's crunch time in the lead up to the City2Surf.  I'm equal parts excited about race day with its manic energy but also a bit anxious about how my time will be on the day.  In the meantime, I'm trying to enjoy each training run and the beauty they allow me to run through.

Here's to the weekend and Saturday morning coffee runs!  They're hard-earned at the moment but perhaps that's what makes me enjoy them so much.


  1. Glad you are on top of managing things! I love that bag and I love Benefit - off to google Adore as I've never heard of it!!

  2. Good luck in the City to Surf - it's the one Sydney run I've never done, the amount of people totally freaks me out! I always find running such a great antidote to overwhelm, it feels like meditation on the move! Hope you have a great (and not too busy) week!

  3. That's so true about getting out into the sun and the morning before the day starts - especially when you just know it's going to be the day from hell. On days like that it can be the only tick in the box that you get and the reminder that the sun's going to come up again helps keep crappy days in a little beit of perspective. Here's to a better week.

  4. Hi SSG, I might need to use your method to help overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed. I have quite a bit on at the moment so it is easy to let it all get on top of me. I'm sure you will enjoy City2Surf and it is always so much better having an event to work towards. Have a lovely week, SSG! #lifethisweek

  5. Got to love those orders where it's all nearly free! I thought I'd qualify for a Level 1 Beauty Loop box but I didn't unfortunately! Overestimated how much I'd spent there!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  6. Great to hear you'll be doing the City to Surf, I'll be in Sydney that weekend but can't quite manage to fit the run in as well unfortunately. Have a great week #Lifethisweek

  7. I am liking that when you feel that overwhelm you get outside. I see lots more of the outdoors shots these days and hope that work whilst it is filled with many challenges (!) can also be better balanced with your love of being outside and looking towards your fitness runs and more. City to Surf...that and My daughter's birthday in early August means (for me) Christmas is NOT far away!!

    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is 31/51 Gratitude 5/8/19 I hope you can come on over and join in. Denyse.


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