Head and Heart #6 – December 2014

Love from Lisa Head and Heart December 2014

Head and heart is “a monthly capture of my feelings and doings in the raw.” It’s where I share a more personal side of myself on my blog.

So here’s my head and heart for December 2014.

What I’ve been grateful for

This blog
In between job searching and watching Desperate Housewives, there are still a lot of hours in the day to fill. If I didn’t have this blog to fill up my spare time I would go crazy. In saying this though, sometimes too much time is a bad thing. Many days I don’t write posts as I know I can just do them the next day instead. This is why I’ve made this blog a big focus of mine in 2015. I will stay more on track, I promise.

What I’ve been thinking about

How fast time flies
This year has gone way too fast for my liking. I say this every year, but this year it feels especially true. I don’t know what it is but time just seems to be slipping away, and things you look forward to are over in the blink of an eye. What can we do to stop time flying by so fast? Nothing really, we just need to appreciate the moments we have and enjoy every day.

What I’m excited for

This is a hard one
To be quite honest I’m not entirely sure. I think I’m just excited to start a new year, a new job (I still need one!) and having a more positive attitude! 2014 wasn’t the greatest year for me, so I need to embrace the New Year, take opportunities, and expose myself to new things.

What I’ve been doing

Just the little things
Little things around the house that have been on the to do list forever have finally been done this month. Such as scrubbing out the oven, cleaning the rangehood, finishing the hard stuff in my garden, and varnishing the hammock.

What I’ve been reading

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
I’ve finally finished this book.  It took forever as I couldn’t get into it. It wasn’t a bad read, just a slow one. The story focused on how a woman became addicted to pain killers. Just as it came to the part of trying to live pain killer free the story ended quite suddenly. I’m not sure that I’d re-read this book.

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophia Kinsella
This is the seventh book in the Shopaholic series, which I’ve read from the beginning. As soon as I read the first page of this one I was annoyed at myself for starting it. The main character Becky Brandon fantasises about things all the time, to the point of annoyance. I won’t judge this anymore until I finish it.

What I’ve been spending money on

Like everyone else December is the month where catchups happen. Dinners and coffees are bought often. I’m looking forward to slowing this down somewhat in 2015.

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4 thoughts to “Head and Heart #6 – December 2014”

  1. Yesss! I’m excited for your job hunt adventure – do you know what you’re looking for? Let me know if I can help in any way! Have you also considered starting something up on the side online whilst you’re looking for a job? x

    1. Hi Helen,

      I’m looking for something in Marketing, if you know of anything that would be great 🙂 I haven’t thought about side projects at this stage, could be interesting to think about though.

  2. Hi! I came across your blog on bloglovin and you have really inspired me to find my one word and to make the most of this year. Last year I was also made redundant and struggled to figure out how to move forward. I learned to put myself first and lean on those close to me for support. Sounds like you have a great family and a loving boyfriend helping you through this. I look forward to reading about your future successes. All the best for the new year!

    1. Hi Sara,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful comment. I can’t recommend making one word enough. It really helped me last year, especially with trying to have something to do in my life apart from worrying about work, which as you know didn’t turn out great. I have a great boyfriend, but my family turned out to not be such a great support, but that’s also something that has taken me a long time to realise. From that I learn’t that just like what you said, the best source of motivation is putting yourself first. It’s not always easy but having create in my life last year definitely helped me out. I hope everything is working out for you, if you need any resources to form your own word please let me know and I can point you in the right direction. You have a great new year too 🙂

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