On self-reflection

  My life has been so busy lately, that I don’t have time to journal what’s going on and to self-reflect.

Don’t get me wrong, there are down-times when I think about life in general, our plans for the future etc… (on the weekends putting up clothes to dry, staring into space while Emma is in the bath, on the train looking out the window as we pass by the Wellington harbour)… but to actually put words on “paper”, I just realised… is such a valuable exercise and I should really do it more often!

I used to keep a journal and loved reading my old entries. It gives you a sense of movement, a sense of growth, reading about how much you have changed over time. I used to write about how frustrated I was when I think my sister annoyed me too much, haha, that’s just funny now.

Self-reflection and journalling also allowed me to vent. I wasn’t a terribly angry teenager/young adult, but I did have my moments. :) Again, being able to look back and read those emotional entries makes you feel, that hey, you get over those negative emotions. Life goes on, and it is up to you to choose to be happy.

Perhaps the hesitation to write is due to the fact that this IS a publicly available site. But I don’t mind. That’s the essence of social media. You share your stories with the world and maybe it entertains someone out there, more importantly, it may help them deal with their own similar issues.

Life goes on. Sometimes we forget. But our words remain.

#listersgottalist May 7-8

Came across this fun listing challenge: listersgottalist on Instagram.

I just started this May but after a week, having the time to make a list everyday seems like a luxury now! Especially with baby’s sleep so off recently. Oh well, just keep trying! Will try to catch up on the next two lists. :)

You can get more info about the challenge here: listersgottalist.com

Week 17 – decorating my Kikki.K


I’m in love with my Kikki.K. 

In the words of Mrs Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) from Annie, “it’s USDA grade A awesome!”

I will keep posting my spreads here and see how I go, even with bubba it’s still manageable and still very much exciting so hopefully I can complete the whole year!

Supplies used

  • Planner inserts – modified from Philofaxy
  • Stickers – sent by my sister from Philippines, no brand
  • Washi tapes – bought from warehouse stationery here in NZ – will look up the brand later
  • Pens – Frixion 0.7
  • Fiskars single hole puncher
  • Kw-trio 6 hole puncher

Coming soon

I’m starting my own Etsy shop featuring some inserts I’ve personalised for myself. Hopefully others who are as addicted to Filofaxes and Kikki.Ks as I am, will love it too!

834 Days Later…. an update

I haven’t written on here for a long long time, 834 days to be exact.

Here are the highlights:

  • Baby girl born healthy and incredibly beautiful
  • Being a parent has brought on a new meaning to “tired”
  • Being a parent has also brought a new meaning to the word “happy”
  • Bought a house
  • Enjoying life.

I thought I would revive this blog after a few years to talk about life and my new hobbies.

(my email address was cloned and WordPress shut this site down for a while)

So on to the next chapter for me.

Here we go.

Week 37 – Cha Ching! One baby, coming right up!

I can’t believe it… In a few weeks (or days) I will be a mother. It’s been an incredible journey so far, carrying this beautiful baby girl inside of me. It wasn’t easy but it’s definitely worth it.

Life will never be the same again, I keep telling myself over and over again, but until I hold that little bundle in my arms, I don’t think it will ever sink in.

What would it feel like, to have a completely helpless little human being depend on you for survival? What would it feel like to experience a love so pure you would do anything for this person? What would it feel like, to finally see those little eyes look at you and know you are loved…

I read an article saying that my life will change in a way that my husband will not the Center of my world anymore, I still find that hard to believe because how can I love anybody more than B? I have a feeling though that when I see our daughter for the first time, my heart will grow just a little bit bigger and two people will now be the Center of my existence…

One thing I know for sure, this is the greatest blessing we have received and no words can describe how thankful we are. We have created a little person, a mixture of ourselves, a manifestation of our great love for each other… It boggles the mind… I just can’t wait to meet her.