Of the many awesome things I’m learning from Pip Lincolne in the Blog With Pip course, I really like this exercise of taking stock every now and then. The list is hers, and changes regularly, and the responses are mine. Here we go!
Making : Carrot, Date and Honey Loaf, and toast, and risotto, and plans. (making/cooking – tomato, tomayto)
Cooking : New things. I’m trying to expand my culinary repertoire, and it is paying off. Try this amazing chicken soup.
Drinking : Coffee, but wanting a glass of Mojo sauv blanc.
Reading: Lots of blogs like this one by Rachel and this one by Anna.
Wanting: To sit and talk.
Looking: Mighty fine! But seriously folks, at trees, and autumn leaves, and ahead.
Playing: John Mayer
Deciding: To follow my heart’s desire – plan of action still in the works
Wishing: For free internet access at home!
Enjoying: Autumn – check out my #crushingonautumn pics on Instagram
Waiting: Hmmm, on opportunities? Nothing pressing springs to mind.
Liking: New connections with the talented, smart, funny, giving, clever clogs bunch at Blog With Pip. #Pipsters forever.
Wondering: What this bloggy business might lead to.
Loving: The Wondering.
Pondering: How things will fit together.
Considering: My options.
Watching: DVDs from the library, about architecture, and Jane Austen, and Elton John.
Hoping: To stay connected to the loving and pondering and considering and deciding.
Marvelling: At the force of the feelings that last night’s epiphany brought.
Needing: Comrades for the road ahead.
Smelling: Cut grass as I drove along the freeway this week, a contender for best smell ever, along with the smell of rain or the sea.
Wearing: My awesome 17 Sundays cardigan (check my Instagram feed @igiveyoutheverbs for the look (on me, and the model!)
Following: My instincts – though I don’t really know the how or when, I’m following.
Noticing: How blue the sky has been lately. Stunning. Humbling. Uplifting.
Knowing: That I will not regret following my instincts.
Thinking: About how lucky I am. About how to do the Following bit.
Feeling: Inspired, with a measure of trepidation.
Admiring: ALL of my Blog With Pip classmates, women like Ashley and Sarah. Go ladies!
Sorting: My thoughts, and expectations about how things should be.
Buying: Not much, money’s tight.
Getting: Happy – by tuning in to what I really want.
Bookmarking: I’m a Bloglovin’ kinda gal more than a bookmarker.
Disliking: Negative words, especially the notion that a person’s efforts should be apologised for – small steps are powerful and beautiful!
Opening: My mind and my locked up heart.
Giggling: With my niece, who invited me to tickle her on Sunday. I obliged.
Feeling: Good. Happy tired. Expectant.
Snacking: On all the things. I’m a champion snacker.
Coveting: Okay, I’m gonna be honest. A bit more cash.
Wishing: To always be open to the possibilities.
Helping: Myself to the JOY of encouraging others.
Hearing: My soul speak.
Gosh that’s good stuff. Mindfully pondering what is going on in my life.
I highly recommend it to you too.
24 thoughts on “Taking stock – the May edition”
Hey you! You’re sweet mentioning me.. I find YOU super motivating and inspirational. Goes two ways..
Likewise, for sure. Thanks Ashley x
Oh my goodness! I em blishing Ennette! Thanks so much for the mention. It’s up there for me with Neil Diamond holding my hands at his concert. How honestly cool for someone I admire to be so cool and link me. This blog is one of my first ever ‘Blog Crushes’. He he he… are you blishing now?!
I love your taking stock. I haven’t done this homework yet, but I am looking forward to getting on to it. What a wonderful thing to do. Stocktake your life. Do we get overtime for stocktake?
Hey Rachel, not blushing, smiling. Blogging is awesome – so many creative bods out there doing their thing. Go us!
Love it Annette! Thanks for sharing this – it’s sort of more “deep” than it first seems, no?
It is Kate, a great way to practice a little mindful reflection. Enjoyable time at the desk.
Blogs, food and gorgeous cardigans definitely are up my alley x
Such good things, right? Thanks Karen x
It sounds as though you are in a good place with definitely lots of “good stuff” going on. I especially like the giggling with your niece one-precious 🙂
Lots of good things Jenny – I like to try and see the positive stuff in life, which is why taking stock is so great.
I LOVE your ‘helping’ and ‘opening’! And your honesty for ‘coveting’.
I loved all of your taking stock actually, just those ones really jumped out 🙂
Thank you so much! I found it a great exercise. Definitely want to stay open.
Being reliant on what Tony Abbott considers sufficient to live on is quite a challenge!
You’ve found “your people”, Annette…! & lovely to read your “taking stock” list. 🙂
You might just be right Katie
Great taking stock Annette. I do sometimes wish my coffee would turn to wine too. You’re just so sweet. Jo xx
Hi Jo, thanks! I think I’m sweeter online than in real life. Mmmm wine.
I love Pip! and I love filling out this little list. Feel free to fling me some risotto!
You’re not alone there. She’s rad.
As for risotto flinging, I’d rather give you some in a container. Maybe my “life wife” idea has some merit – I think lots of busy mums could use a life wife to make them risotto, pick up the dry-cleaning and sort the pantry out. Bonus baking for a small additional fee.
Thanks for popping in.
Good, good stock Annette. Stock for a tasty batch of life soup. Keep those plans simmering. Cant wait to see them come to the boil.
Thanks Michelle! Work that metaphor xx
I’m loving John Mayer at the moment too. Especially his live version of freefallin’. Can’t get enough x
He is super talented Carla.
“Deciding: To follow my heart’s desire – plan of action still in the works” – this one’s high on my agenda too.
This one is so major, isn’t it!?