oh nike, you have a pretty cool slogan.
yesterday i was walking to meet some friends for a coffee and i started thinking about how i was developing a fat persons waddle. sure, i’m pregnant, but still, when one finds oneself doing the fat persons waddle (waddling to accommodate a growing belly), one can’t help but be a little sad.
this got me thinking about post-baby and whether it would take me very long to get into shape and develop a beautiful lean body again (tehehe). and a little slogan popped into my head and i thought to myself, ‘just do it pamela.’ and i reflected for a moment at my genius thought and i agreed with myself. ’yeah, it’s as simple as that, just do it. don’t think, just do.’
and i then started thinking about how many things this applies to. i really dislike it when my friends talk and talk about what they are ‘going’ to do: ‘i’m going to start a business, i’m going to quit my job, i’m going to go to the gym, i’m going to ____’ etc. and at the back of my mind i’m always thinking, ‘geeeez, just do it already.’
so i arrived at coffee and my friend informed me that he has had an epiphany.
he went on to tell me that he had a good think about where he was heading in life and his reasons for heading that way. deciding that his reasons weren’t adequate, he has now quit his current profession/career path and enrolled in teachers college to do a one year diploma and become a high school teacher. talk about just doing it! it was a very satisfying conversation for me.
the only way to really move forward in life is to just do it. you can think about something forever, but until you take the plunge and DO it, nothing is going to change for you. you can change your entire life course by just doing it.
Yaaaaaahhh how cool is that?
for the past 3 days i have been lying in bed with my eyes closed.
the doctor said that i have a throat infection and so i have been taking antibiotics. it’s not a fun feeling, taking antibiotics, when you have a child growing inside you. but anyway.
today i am feeling a bit better and so i am back at work and i am thinking about the things i want to do this weekend. so far, this is my list:
- finish the website i am working on
- take some beautiful photos of some beautiful people
- clean the inside of our car
- clean our bathroom (!)
- buy some new tights because the only ones that i have, just got another hole (!)
- make our christmas cards and get them ready to send
if i can complete those things then i will be happy and there can be plenty of room for other things once those are done. the picture at the top of this post is what i’d really like to be doing this weekend – i’d like to take our little boat and row to a secret island with ivan and kiss him all weekend.
Auckland (as everyone kept pointing out) is real similar to Vancouver, the main difference I found was that in Auckland you NEED a car and public transport is so expensive that it’s cheaper to own a car and drive than to commute everyday.
I’m really interested in what the factors for a city to either have a great public transport (Translink in Vancouver) or a below-average one (MAXX Auckland) given that both companies are government operated.
Also the lack of bike lanes and the high-traffic made cycling definitively different; one thing that drives me crazy are cars that don’t go around you and stay really close behind, I find myself pushing my body harder in order to keep a good speed fearing that if I don’t that car is going to run me over.
today i spent the afternoon with my gorgeous friend kylie + her 7 month old baby boy henry (and 5 year old jack joined us a bit later). kylie + i are planning a wee photography venture just quietly and so here are some practice snaps from this afternoon’s adventure