Sunday, 30 June 2013

half of 2013

today, we farewell the first half of 2013 and welcome the next.
half a year, been and gone.
and what a glorious half year its been. with ups and downs.
full of amazing self-discovery and realisations.
life is only just beginning to rise over the hilltops and beam its warm glow over us.

here are some of my fav 2013-first half moments:

new years eve, watching the sun set slowly on the beach.

summer roadie with my two favourite girls to Matakana.

the birth of my beautiful niece, A. i cant wait to watch you grow.

the incredibly moving Anzac Day dawn service. worth every hour of sacrificed sleep.

new fav spot in town, the photogenic everybody's izakaya. 

looking forward to new things, new people, new experiences and new awakenings in the second half.

love, h

Friday, 24 May 2013

the week.

> work has been so busy and crazy this week. have been looking forward to the weekend! finally will start my yoga classes on sunday morning. nothing better than starting the day fresh.

> have booked and paid for a weekend getaway on 2206. nothing better than seeing the one bestie i cannot live without. less than a month to go, and i am planning on what to do! ideas for 48 hours?

> vivid festival 2013. sydney is lighting up again starting tonight! looking forward to wandering around the city on monday night with my camera and snapping away. photos to come, watch this space!

> something that has been consuming my thoughts this whole month. but i am learning to let go. in a space here  that is my own, all i want to say to you now is. even if you never speak to me again, i want to be thankful. thank you for all your love, thank you for all your support. and thank you for the last 3 years. i couldn't have done it without you. all the best to you and see you again. drop me a line to catch up, i will always be here for you. travel home safe in the rain tonight.

> quote: at some point, you will realise that you have done too much for someone or something, that the only next possible step to do is to stop. leave them alone. walk away. it's not like you're giving up, and it's not like you shouldn't try. it's just that you have to draw the line of determination from desperation. what is truly yours will eventually be yours, and what is not, no matter how hard you try, will never be. it's time to say goodbye. x

Saturday, 27 April 2013

the beauty of Sunday.

there's just something beautiful about Sundays.
and it isn't just that (most of us) wake up to coffee and no work.
there's the peace of knowing another week has come and gone.
(or perhaps, now that i've said that, panic that another week has gone.)

a personal favourite is Easter Sunday. (oh and a public holiday!)
as a Christian who was baptised on Easter Sunday, i always remember it as a day of hope and new beginnings.
especially this year, when it marked a new beginning of singledom.
oh and how good it felt to reflect on that.

but sitting here, typing this on a Sunday. the sun is shining (rare for April-end Auckland) and i feel at peace. i will always remember this moment, having let go of betrayal and anger (for now). i feel so new and free again.

and how amazing is friendship (though i'd rather it not be so), that a and i are sharing in this time.
i'm so lucky to have the friends and family i do. love you dear a.

loving the early morning/evening walks. thank you, new shoes.

my friends darling daughter, (also) a, at 12 hours old.

nz music. six60.

camera friendly comfort food (not so tummy friendly).

wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday. 
love, h

Friday, 2 November 2012

the day we... are home.

welcome back to this half of the hemisphere, a!      missed you dear.
love, h

Thursday, 11 October 2012

thursday night musings.

thursday night.
it's just almost the weekend and that in itself is pretty much blog-worthy.

for the last 10 months, i've been the intern at a medium-sized community pharmacy.
in a months time, i'll be sitting the most important (and may i say, finally the final) exam of my life.
basically determining what i'll be doing for the rest of my life.

you'd think that entering the degree at 18, and have spent the last 5 years working towards it, i'd be rather sure it's what i want to do. but as you can see from a & my daydreaming, i have second thoughts.
yet, i enjoy what i do. and as i've learnt, i could be doing a lot worse.

with lots running through my mind. having gone through a crazy emotional rollercoaster last week. and trying to settle myself in to start properly preparing for study... i'm in need of EXTREME distraction. sighs.

things i'm loving...

super yummy, but especially well decorated cupcakes.

my celeb boy-crush, JGL 
my newest kikki.K stationary set, matched with mt masking tape

the cutest little dog

lots of T2. yum

so glad Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, New Girl, and 2 Broke Girls are all back!
cant wait for the weekend. have a good rest of your week
love, h