Saturday, April 21, 2012

Savouring my Saturday

This week I have been grateful for...

1. Getting back into swimming after an altogether-too-long hiatus. Dragging my feet to the pool, then swimming thirty laps without too much difficulty. Feeling amazing afterwards: clearer lungs, head, heart than I've had in ages!

2. Submitting my manuscript to PanMcMillan's Manuscript Monday. "God loves a tryer" as an ex-boyfriend Irish fisherman beat poet used to say (and he should know).

3. A hysterical night of Judith Lucy with my sister-in-law.

4. Discovering this incredible talent, and making plans with my bff and the usual gang of music lovers to see her live.

5. Glorious Autumn sunshine.

6. Saying no to some things, with the support of my sensational sounding boards... and my own intuition. Feels good.

7. Being recommended to a physiotherapist who runs a local pilates and yoga class, at a time and location and cost that work really well for me, and with a practitioner less likely to trigger my introjects.

8. Writing time!

9. Some sweet and slow dawning clarity about who I am, what I have to offer and why. Pondering what this means for my creative life and online presence. Feeling some bravery emerge...

10. The plan to press "Publish", log off, then go meet my sister for a facial and manicure: part of her early birthday present for me. I'm a lucky gal!!

For more gorgeous gratitude, be sure to stop by and say "hi!" to  Maxabella today!


  1. Some wonderful things on this list for sure. Yay for clarity and saying no and writing time. And bravery. I am wishing for all these things. Enjoy the time with your sister.

  2. Hope you enjoyed that facial! Lovely!

    Happy week to you, Kat. x

  3. It is so encouraging to read such grateful inspiration. Sometimes the little hysterical night out is the best thing for us all as well :)

  4. What a happy list - your words are always like sunshine. Insightful sunshine...if that makes sense ;)

    And LOVE Zoe Keating the cellist! What a discovery! I've been playing her for the last ten minutes. Thank you for sharing. Great writing music! xx

  5. You have had a great week. You are a lucky gal for sure.

  6. sounds like one awesome week, Judith Lucy does bring out a good belly laugh. Good luck with your manuscript.

  7. Facial and mani? Ahhhhh that sounds GOOD. Hope you enjoyed it :)