Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unfinished Projects

I recently had a discussion with colleagues about different types of 'clutter'. One main form of clutter was identified as 'anything unfinished'.

Unfinished projects can be anything from half-done craft projects, items bought for DIY projects around the house, that lamp you're getting fixed, clothing that no longer fits but is kept because of the excercise program you're going to do to lose the weight... Any of these sounds familiar?

I have one request as an organiser - STOP beating yourself up. People really hold onto this stuff because they feel like a failure if they let it go, that they didn't get around to finishing that project or reaching that goal.

Life is too short. Set realistic goals for you in your current situation. Don't worry about the person you were years ago with many more free hours, or the person you want to be that is the yummy mummy of the century. Live your best life today and free yourself from that constant to-do list.

Let go of the projects and just enjoy your time!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lighting of an unusual kind

I recently went to a cafe in Mosman and had the most delightful lunch. As soon as I walked in I felt comfortable. It had a great vibe and was slightly off centre. For starters, I had the most amazing toasted sandwich I've ever had - it was roast pork with aoli, but they used pork belly and it just melted in your mouth. I'm drooling, just remembering how good it was.

But, also the decor was so lovely. The way they used the lighting was quirky and such a great use of space. It was so effective to cluster the lamps like this.
The cafe is called Avenue Rd, which is on (funnily enough) Avenue Rd, Mosman.