Archive for June 2012
I started this blog last year as part of a plan to refocus and get myself organised. Unfortunately, life took a few unexpected twists and turns and things didn’t quite go to plan.
I’m gradually getting myself back on track, but I’ve decided that I need to simplify my comitments. As part of that decision, I’ve decided to focus all my blogging efforts at my original blog Reading Upside Down.
So, for the moment, Living Upside Down will be taking a little nap. I hope that you’ll follow me at Reading Upside Down and stay in touch there. I’ll still be on Twitter (@ReadUpsideDown) and I’ll be more active on the Reading Upside Down Facebook page as well as my general Susan Whelan – Freelance Writer page.
Thanks so much for visiting Living Upside Down and for your comments over the past year. The support and encouragement I’ve received here helped me through some very difficult times.
Now, time for that nap…
In the past few weeks I’ve held a garage sale (more on the trauma of that at a later date), accompanied my 13-year-old son on a business trip to Adelaide (he attended meetings while I spent the day on a wine tour in the Barossa – I knew that this parenting thing would yield some perks if I just stuck it out long enough) and I’ve commenced a winter weight-loss meal plan (via Lose Baby Weight). Busy times here at the House of Whelan.
I’m trying to set myself some concrete goals and tasks for each day and week. This week’s goal is to stick to my meal plan and avoid snacks. My motivation is my 25-year school reunion on Saturday night. I am confident that a week of healthy eating will definitely offset years of late night chocolate snacks. If I’m right, a gorgeous Portman’s dress will be my reunion outfit of choice. If not, it will be jeans and a nice top. Either way, I’ll be wearing my sparkly red heels, so chances are no one will notice my waistline anyway.
My mission for today, should I choose to accept it, is to bring order to my email inbox. It’s no wonder that I’m often tardy returning emails. I dread opening my inbox because the ridiculous number of unanswered emails and the sheer chaos of it all.
So, today I am going to set up personal, work and ‘fill your email details in here and we’ll keep you up to date with our latest products and news’ gmail accounts and attempt to update my friends, associates and mailing lists with the appropriate new address.
If nothing else, focusing on the electronic chaos of my cluttered inbox will help distract me from the Haigh’s chocolate in the pantry, singing its siren song and taunting me.
Wish me luck.