What I learnt this week: TRY

What a crazy week at work.  It was so stressful and it didn’t help that I was so ill, again.  I have a sneaky suspicion that London is trying to kill me…

The good news was that I found out I’m heading to Canada again.  This time 4 destinations in 2 weeks.  Will be an epic recruitment trip.  I’m a little worried that Niagara Falls is frozen over atm.  It will be chilly!  But definitely looking forward to it all the same.

There was a lot of socialising this week.  Tuesday caught up with Richard, a writing contact which was really good to get me into gear with my goals.   Thursday met Jess, who is over from Aus.  Went out to dinner with her, Dave and their friends.  Had a lovely night in Notting Hill.  I was hoping to run in to Hugh Grant, no such luck.  However it was still a great evening filled with laughs.  

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Friday night, headed for a drink after work.  Ate dinner with Shelley and Kristen, amazing Italian food. Then went to Ary’s Birthday at Goodge Street London Cocktail Club.  Caught up with him and James.  Met a bunch of great people.  Managed a relatively early night.

Saturday-myself, Jess and her friend Natasha from Switzerland travelled to Hampton Court Palace.  Went ice skating with about a million other people. It was so fun but a little scary.  Even better I also got to ride on a carousel after that.  I was the happiest girl in the world, as you may notice from the pic below.

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Went out with Jess and her friends that night.  Board games, pizza and wine.  Then off to the Walkabout in Holborn.  I am not proud to say that that place is associated with Aussies. I stuck to the floor.  Ridiculous.  Although I did have a nice long chat with a viking.  As we partied the night away  I almost got kicked out for poking the disco ball with the vikings plastic sword.  But I’m pretty sure bouncers target me…

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Good night.  But a less good on Sunday.  As I slept for most of it!  I did join a online writers group which was productive.  And wrote a little.  But not as much as planned and that’s why there is no more booze for me.  I can’t have a couple.  I can’t behave.  So I’m sending myself for time out.  Not sure for how long.  But it’s happening.

What I learnt this week was about ‘trying.’  Being the start of a new year everyone is ‘trying’ to live out their resolutions.  We might fail miserably, but we can definitely keep ‘trying.’

I also saw a story about a little boy who was feeding a stray dog in an area full of them.  When questioned why he was doing it when the dog would probably die anyway he was confused as to why he wouldn’t try at all…

Are we supposed to just give up if something seems too hard or hopeless?  Gee if that happened we would never have electricity, amazing art, life saving medicines and the list goes on.  It’s the ‘trying’ that counts.   Don’t stop.

Funniest moment:

  • At work  Neil put a plastic fly in my glass, which I was drinking out of for 10 minutes before I even noticed.  It made me smile on a really crappy day.

What I did that scared me:

  • Ice skating, it’s actually super scary, when there is like 100 million people on the ice.  I had this image of falling over on my bum and someone whizzing past and slicing my fingers off…

Highs:

  • Ticking the first item off my 2014 bucket list- Ice skating!
  • Carousel ride
  • Dinner in Notting Hill with Jess & co 🙂

Lows:

  • Sunday
  • Snot
  • Stress

What I learnt:

  • No matter what, keep trying

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