Quiet Online = Busy Offline

I’ve been a bit quiet online of late with fewer blog posts than I aim for and less tweets from my personal account than I would normally. This is not for lack of passion or love for either but because I’ve been very busy at work and then any energy I have left is spent at MMA training.

And Christmas is three sleeps away! And then my birthday is four sleeps away.

What have you got planned for the Christmas break? Do you celebrate Christmas or something else? I’ve been working with global clients and offices of late – it’s a great reminder to think about what’s happening around the globe at this time of year.

And keeping in touch with friends in other countries is a good reminder about perspective … although this is a busy time of year for most and it can be stressful I try to focus on all the good that’s happening: family, friends, happiness, sharing, giving and love.

This time of year also reminds me about how lucky I am to have all of the above.

I’ll be in Sydney soon to spend time with family and loved ones. Can’t wait to see them.

If I don’t get online before then I hope you also have a wonderful holiday celebration with people you love. Share in the joy, celebrate the good things in life and don’t forget that the simple, free things in life are often the best.



Christmas Shopping = Kimberley Fail

Last weekend I tried to do some Christmas shopping but ended up buying myself a pair of jeans and shirt plus the things I actually needed (2011 Moleskin diary and random bits and pieces).

But I did predict this fail. I usually create a list of gifts and then go about getting them either online (preferable) or doing the research and finding out where I can get it. Sometimes I will even phone ahead and ask them to put the item aside for me to pick up.

Instead I thought I would approach it from an angle many people I know use and succeed at: set out and browse according to a broad idea of the interests people have. But this just does not work for me.

I felt flustered and kept walking back and forth up and down Bourke Street and then to Melbourne Central … where I did not even enter for feelings of overwhelmingness (so much so that I made the word up). And so I headed home with new clothes for me and nothing for everyone else.

My mission this week is to decide what to get, devise my approach and carry out my mission in the week leading up to Christmas. My saving grace is taking leave on 23 and 24 of this month for last minute purchases although this is something I hope to avoid as I know everyone else will be using this time for the same purpose!