I know you guys probably expect styling posts from me because…‘Styling Curvy’, but there haven’t been any on the blog for a week or so. Of course I’m about clothes styling but I’m also just ‘styling my life’…from the inside out, and this past week has been all about that.
There’s been lots going on in my head lately and I’m not sure if it’s because winter has descended or it’s circumstances but I’ve lost some sparkle. Sometimes we just need to give in and surrender, and when the time is right….
First I had a fall which makes me sound like I’m 70! Yeah it was a major ‘OUCH’, then a few days later I spent twelve hours in a cardiac wing of an emergency department while the doctors tested me for a clot on my lung. It wasn’t nice (never is) but the upside is I don’t have a clot and won’t eat McDonald’s for at least another eleven years (bleh!). I’ve spent the last week in a funk because hospitals do that to me.
I’ve also been in a funk after visiting a friend in hospital. She’s in palliative care now and is just a shell of the woman I first met. It makes me feel so… heavy.
I always said I would never want to die at home but after my visit I sat my husband down and through a stream of tears told him that if that time ever comes I want to be at home, surrounded by pretty. You know, lots and lots of flowers, sunlight, music, my dog, candles, beautiful bed linen and people. It’s not much to ask, I promised him I wouldn’t haunt the house and gave him permission to buy a new bed. We’ve now got that sorted.
I know right, phew! Shake it off hey. Oh, I did meet Taryn Brumfit this week (from EMBRACE). She shook my hand and it weirded me out for a second because I’m so used to seeing her hug people on her videos and then I remembered that we all need our space. I really wanted to ask her for a pic but…space.
Isn’t it funny how small the world and especially Adelaide is? I wrote an article for a soon to be released new magazine and then last week did some public speaking…with the editor Sarah. I didn’t even register that it was going to be her even though I read her name a hundred times, it was a lovely surprise to see her. Afterwards we were chatting and got around to talking about my surgeries and I mentioned all the pain I have. Turns out she’s also a massage therapist and has her own business Bloom Wellbeing so I popped along to see her this week for some scar release work. I’m a massive fan of a massage but since surgeries it’s been hard finding the right one for me. A thorough assessment followed by some hands on work and some exercises to do at home and for the first time I have hope, hope that going forward I can live a life with less pain and less restriction. Yup, I actually shed a tear of relief on the way back to the car.
I’m also on a waiting list to start back at Pilates, just one session a week (because that’s all I can afford) but along with yoga and my new exercises to do at home it should really help. Oh, and my massage girl Sarah, is also my Pilates instructor! That’s the two of us together 🙂
Speaking of yoga, I’ve had two weeks off and now can’t touch my toes because my hamstrings are so freakin tight! It’s not funny, but it is an eye opener as to how ‘connected’ our body is. One ‘fall’, heavy thoughts, inactivity and BOOM…my body gives me the middle finger.
My friend Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim is about to start yoga for the first time (all the YAY) and wrote a post asking people their thoughts on yoga. It had some great responses and tips, if you’ve ever thought about starting yoga you should really read her post HERE.
So this past week has been about slowing down, letting go of expectation (especially those ones I put on myself) and just hanging loose. I’ve been catching up on some long overdue jobs at home which has actually been kinda nice. I realised I was ‘all about the blogging’ and had let
a few things ok, a lot slide so needed to take a step back and reassess…which is a good thing to do. Sometimes we get so busy and so immersed in some things that other things slide and that’s when our lives and minds become whacked unbalanced…which isn’t so great.
Over the long weekend I did some touch up painting, cleaned out cupboards, baked (a lot) and sorted master 17’s bedroom…so satisfying to get on top of all those things. The roast chook I cooked was super satisfying too! How about you, did you get stuck into some home jobs over the long weekend?
I’ve tipped the scales back a bit this week and life is feeling more balanced, wish I could say the same for the bathroom scales. What is it with winter? The first hint of cold and wet weather and I turn into a bear feasting for hibernation. Winter food is so damn tasty and comforting…damnit! Are you the same? Do you like a winter feast?
I’ve got a busy week ahead and even though it’s a short week I promise I’ve also got plans for a ‘style ‘post for you all. Can you believe it’s June? Me neither…what happened to March? I swear we were just in March! Mid year sales have started already, if you are planning on some bargain shopping you can read my tips HERE.
How’s your week been? Have you been feeling a little out of balance like me?