For Blog sake

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.
— Maya Angelou

Things I'm into in June


I found a draft in my blog folder titled "Things I'm into in June" from 2012.

Seems back then I was into reading, hot water bottles, baking, sugar, and West Wing episodes. I guess times don't change much except now I'm "into" The Newsroom and watching the the world's strongest man competition which might not as far from the White House as you might think.

While I'm currently reading a book about Content Strategy, I have recently downloaded I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou and hope to start that this weekend.

I've upgraded my hot water bottle for an electric blanket. Toasting up my bed before getting into it is my new jam. Trouble is I often need to fight one fat tabby cat and one needy Jack Russell dog for space because they're pretty keen on electric blankets now too.

I'm not so much into sugar and I've not done any baking for some time - but I'm sure that won't last long because I do love a freshly baked banana cake.

This month I have blogged every day. 

I'm not sure I've ever done that before. Oh sure, I've signed up and promised it many times, but to actually have completed it? I am sure this is the first time I've managed it.

One of the reasons I think I managed it was because I remembered what it was like to blog back in the olden days - when I just typed and didn't over think anything. That probably doesn't make for a good outcome for you, Dear Reader, but it sure meant I had a good time :)

Well done, #blogjune. See you next year.

So, what's happening?

Michelle through the kaleidoscope - photo by Eric Ngan

I’m reading – bits of a number of books and not putting much of a dent in my reading challenge. The focus this week is to complete Kristina Halvorsons Content Strategy for the Web.

I’m watching – planner videos planner videos planner videos. I think Im over saturated with the subject but it doesnt mean I’m stopping any time soon.

I’m cooking – up a scheme to take the pain out of dinner time. 

I’m drinking – besides coffee, Ive bought a really nice tasting tea from T2 which is fun to brew and lovely to drink from a porcelain tumbler.

I’m thinking – about updating my CV/decorating planners/centralising content teams/about making more vlogs/why I dont draw more.

I’m taking – a hot water bottle to bed.

I’m missing – open fires and cosy houses.

I’m enjoying – colouring-in and cutting-out.

I’m planning – a trip to Melbourne with my sister and cousins in July.

I’m listening – to podcasts (Call Your Girlfriend, Unfinished Business, Roderick on the Line).