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!