Goombye summer

Who would’ve thought summer’s nearly over. 🙁 I’m trying to savour the last few weeks of Daylight Savings Time and am typing this on my balcony. I can feel it though, the wind has turned — it’s a bit chillier now.

The first two months of the year have been a blur. My parents stayed a few weeks into January and y’know, babysitting parents can be tiring. Haha. I have a new nephew. I also started a new job and am getting used to a fast-paced working environment again after my admittedly chill-er previous job.

I’m still getting used into my new routine though because my job’s in a different area of Sydney plus the work hours a bit different. I’m still trying to figure out the most efficient way to organise my days and my commutes and fortnightly interstate trips. (I’m getting there, I think, if I’ve got time to chill on the balcony!)

So far, this year I’ve been trying to streamline my life, cold as it may sound. I have many things I want to do. I want to cook more, exercise more, meditate more, sew more, learn more – and sleep more! I know it’s possible as long as I address the niggly and uncomfortable feelings that always lead me to procrastinate. And if I have routines in place.

I like being a creature of habit and having routines; they keep me on track. I don’t mind if a chunk of my life is seemingly boring if it means I can keep part of it open for the more fun things. Like right now… I purposely keep a few weeknights of the week all to myself so I can relax, catch up life admin and do housework, boring as it may seem to my younger self who would’ve wanted to always be go-go-go.

Fortunately Australia has mild weather and even though summer will technically be over in a few days, we still have a few weeks to enjoy warmer, sunnier days:

  • Do more bushwalks. We were sidetracked with all the fires over Christmas. Fortunately they’re gone now, although the national parks may take some time to recover. We went to Lane Cove National Park the other weekend and the walking track was pretty much nonexistent. We ended up leaving shortly after. I hope it gets rehabilitated soon.
  • Go swimming more. It was my first time to go to an indoor swimming pool the other weekend and I was so happy, haha. I used to swim quite a lot but haven’t done here. How amazing it is that we have these public pools that are so well-maintained!
  • Have more barbecues on the balcony.

Actually… I think that’s it. Pretty much everything else I want to do, I can also do during the colder months, hehe.

And I’m not going to deny that I have said a few times, “I am so over this heat!!” I guess that’s the benefit of living in a country with four seasons — as soon as I get tired of one, the other one’s around the corner.

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