En route to Mallaig from Fort William, the prettiest train ride ever
WELCOME TO FEBRUARY!!
That’s me, super psyched, because so far my resolutions have been mostly unbroken (some are just delayed, not broken!), and I’m about to go on holiday!
For January, Alex and I stuck to a daily workout routine in the mornings, taking a break only twice, and I think I’ve also managed to keep up a better sleeping schedule so I’m hardly ever tired during the day. I took my vitamins, and tried to eat healthy whenever I could. We made a lot of meals at home, had a few meals out (me more than Alex, trying out new restaurants etc.), and managed to save money that way. All in all, a pretty good month!
I’ve been incredibly busy, though, since the start of the year. The good thing is that it’s a really productive sort of busy. After reading Lifehacker’s article on Caterina Fake, the founder of Flickr and the woman behind many other start-ups, I acquired a little notebook to write down the trivial little to-do items daily so I can keep track of things in my life. This approach has worked brilliantly for me. I’ve found that I spend way less time staring into space, trying to remember that fleeting thought about something I had to do. Rather, I would just refer to my little bright yellow Moleskine and go through the list to remind me of things I needed to do, didn’t want to do, must get done, etc.
I’ve also been working like crazy every weekend. Since it’s the start of the year, I’ve been spending a lot of time with a consulting client to set out their business goals for 2013, so I’ve had a “lock-in” one day per weekend where I just sat in front of the computer for hours. Good thing that we had some cold spells and even snow days in January, so I never felt bad about locking ourselves inside the house!
It was also in January that I got offered a new job, so I’ll be leaving my current job this week, going on holiday, and coming back to a brand new job! Exciting changes in 2013, and so far, all in the right direction.
Onto the February wallpaper – to beat the “February blues”, I have found the most inspiring blue photo in my archives. This was taken on the train ride from Fort William to Mallaig, where we caught the ferry to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The train ride cost us £6 each, and we had the most breathtaking hour and a half with the scenery whizzing by outside the window. It’s totally comparable to a train ride through the Rockies, but much cheaper! Highly recommended if you’re ever in Scotland!