Taking Stock #8 : All The Prompts!

*blinks* So we’re half-way through 2015…half the year has gone, just gone! Nobody panic, nobody panic…to help keep my panic at bay, I’ve written my Taking Stock post, using the full list of prompts this time, especially for this mid-year point. Enjoy!

Making: a mess out of my nail by biting it. Mm, so attractive.
Cooking: plots and plans for my Etsy shop.
Drinking: tea. Always tea.
Reading: The Silkworm by J. K. Rowling. So good!
Wanting: more time to finish reading said book!
Looking: at a pretty dreary day outside. Constant grey, cloudy sky.
Playing: the sick card still. Legitimately – this cold has not left me for two weeks.
Wasting: a lot of tissues, probably.
Sewing: nothing.
Wishing: I was sewing something!
Enjoying: the comforting warmth of a heat pack on my cold tootsies.
Waiting: for motivation to strike.
Liking: that it’s Sunday and that I don’t have to have motivation on a Sunday.
Wondering: if some ideas I’ve had for my Etsy shop will work.
Loving: being tucked up inside.
Hoping: there’s a thunderstorm soon.
Marvelling: at how quiet things can be when you really start to listen.
Needing: the ability to make more time for the things I want to do.
Smelling: tea and biscuits.
Wearing: a big cosy jumper – one of my favourite op shop bargains!
Following: the Australian Writer’s Centre’s podcast.
Noticing: my lack of creative energy.
Knowing: it will come back soon.
Thinking: I need some time off.
Feeling: that I can’t take time off now. Boo.
Bookmarking: this video about YouTubers writing and publishing books.
Opening: my mind to the possibility that I shouldn’t persevere with books that I can’t get into by the first third.
Giggling: at the trailer for Inside Out.

How was your month of June? Is the year passing quickly for you too? What’s been the best thing about June for you?

These Taking Stock posts are based on an idea by the wonderful Pip Lincolne over at the Meet Me At Mike’s blog. Head here to check out her Taking Stock posts and to find a blank copy of the full list.

Jacquie

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Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.

8 comments

  1. Robyna

    I always love taking stock posts. Thanks for sharing a bit of your world, right now. Hope the creative energy reappears soon and the cold goes away.

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    1. birdandfox

      I love a good taking stock post, too, Robyna! I also hope the creative energy and motivation comes back soon…I’m sure it will. In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce the cold seems to be on its way out! Thanks so much for commenting, Robyna 🙂

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  2. The Hipsterette

    I can’t believe how quickly six months have passed – I need to set myself some goals to achieve by the end of December. This post has given me the motivation to write a list – thanks!

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    1. birdandfox

      Isn’t it just ridiculous, Inese? Setting goals for the end of the year sounds like a good plan. I set some at the start of 2015 and should probably check in on them to see how I’m going with them 😛 Glad the post gave you some motivation! Thanks so much for stopping past!

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  3. RebeccaHJ

    Beautiful photo and love the imagery of cosying up, thunderstorms, rainy Sundays, creative ideas, and of course, tea. Hope you feel better soon. Am off to watch the youtube vid! x

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    1. birdandfox

      Aw, thanks so much Rebecca! That pretty much sums up my day, though, alas, no thunderstorm came. And thank you – I feel I’m on the mend. A good lazy day like that can do wonders, hey? I’d be interested to hear what you thought about the YouTube clip. It’s quite opinionated but basically said a lot of things I was too hesitant to say. x

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  4. Isabel

    I also love a Taking Stock post. And I too am a nail biter and fidgetter! Don’t worry about your lack of creative energy, it’ll return. I feel like that too some days. Today I have travel fatigue – I’m in this town near Tibet, it’s drizzly, I have an upset tummy, and the idea of going out for a hike or doing anything touristy fills me with dread! But I’m sure the travel mojo will return. Enjoy the Melbourne chill if you can xx

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    1. birdandfox

      Oh no! I’m sorry you’re unwell, Isabel. I hope you get better ASAP.

      I’m sure my creative energy will return sometime soon. I can already feel it a little bit. I’m just a bit drained from other things in life to find the motivation to actually get up and do the creative things I want to. So I’m trying to work through that at the moment. I feel like my life is a bit of a shambles at the moment so I’m going to try really hard to get it back into shape!

      Hope you have got over your upset tummy and are having a lovely time. Thank you so much for all your comments, Isabel – they made my day! xx

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