Week 3 – Things I don’t love doing, but love the results

Week 1 I spoke about the things I love to do, which now leads me to the things I don’t love, but need to do because I love the payoffs. In this regard 2 things instantly spring to mind, one is gardening – I really dislike gardening, but I love having a beautiful garden and I love picking my own veggies. Therefore there are things that I have to do to make the garden happen, though I am still learning how to garden in this climate and to make decisions that make my life easier with the garden but ultimately give me a garden space that is something I love.

The second one that sprung to mind – work – do I love my work, well not really, while I’m good at what I do, the days of my type of work are numbered (Google Duplex anyone?) Therefore, I’m searching a bit more to do work which has purpose and meaning for me, and while I would say my clients definitely have passion, purpose and meaning in what they do, I don’t think I do, it also makes me think more about what is it I want to be doing for the next 20 years of my life. I will admit I do like being self-employed – keeping my own hours and not having to work full time is great, but of course it does mean that I don’t earn the same as I would if I was employed by someone, but it has made me budget better.

So now I’m exploring the option of what else I can do more of in my life that sits in the “what I love to do” category that could ultimately bring in some level of income.

The reason that this blog is late is that I did something for myself yesterday (Monday). I went and had a colour and style session. As I’m going to be replacing a large part of my wardrobe due to my weight loss – I decided now would be a good time to see what my colours were (I had my colours done about 25 years ago when I was in Australia) and to get an idea of what styles suit me. It was a great day out and I really enjoyed it. Definitely a few things that will sit outside my comfort zone but I will have some fun with this. I am ultimately hoping that this will save me some money so that I don’t make many mistakes as I sort my wardrobe.

So until new week.

Current weight – 79.5 kg
Total loss to date – 7.6 kg (calculations were out last time).

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