Monthly Magic April 2018

This month has been a whirlwind 🌪 I am so grateful for all of the wonderful ways life continues to be amazing even when at times you feel it’s crazy! I love this time of the month because I get to reflect and remember all of the days, moments and people that made my month amazing! 💖🙏 I am so grateful April for friends who are pretty much family, for smiles and coffee, for pinky purple skies, for drinks with friends who are always happy to selfie with me 🤳🏻 for dog cuddles (especially when hungover 😵) for creative Sunday’s with creative souls, for lunch time walks by the river and weekends spent lazing on the beach, for sun and icy sippy cups, for Golden retrievers and organised meet ups, for bike rides and crews who are keen for adventures for Labrador smiles, for collaborations and creative outlets, for new friends and the hashtag that bought us all together #thesoulechosocial 💖 and lastly I am grateful that I am alive, healthy and have pink hair again! 💖🙏 #pinkparrimonthlyreview

Reading

The Life of Less – Cait Flanders

I hadn’t read Cait’s blog before I found this book, but after reading it I have been scrolling her archives and am hooked! Her blog is full of posts about living slow, budgets and her thoughts and feelings on life! The year of less is focused on a time in her life when she decided to start a year long shopping ban! Reading this book was really inspiring and got me note taking for future projects I want to do! I may not be in the right place to do a year long shopping ban (just yet), but being more focused on my finances is definitely on the project list… being more focused in general is on the list too!    

Watching

The True Cost – Netflix

Subconsciously I think I had been putting off watching this… when I clicked the watch now and automatically felt sick… I realised I didn’t want to watch this because I didn’t want to accept that cheap clothing has a price… I didn’t want to admit that I am a part of the problem… and part of me believed if I didn’t watch it… I could just ignore it! I can’t… 

I purchase most of my clothes from the kids section at K-Mart or Big W! It means I can get a dress for $15 instead of $50, which means that I spend less money on clothes… so why wouldn’t I!? Except when I re-assessed my closet and shopping situation, I found this was not actually the case… when I buy the cheap clothing I still seem to spend the $50-$100 anyway, Yes I get a lot more for my dollar… but is more what I really want? 

After spending the last 3 or so years in a continuous declutter phase… I realise no, I am tired of decluttering, I just want it to be decluttered already! I need to learn how to maintain… and how can I justify saving a few dollars when I know people are being taken advantage of! That’s why I clicked watch now, that’s why I felt sick and that’s why I wrote down maintain an ethical wardrobe in my Pink Parri Passion Project list!

Listening

TED Radio Hour

Every morning on my morning commute (I walk & bus into work) I like to either read a book, listen to a podcast or watch an inspirational YouTube video on the way. On the mornings that I just can’t or don’t want to think about what to choose, I listen to the TED Radio Hour! It’s such an interesting and thought provoking way to start the day, the subjects range from exploring deep space to rethinking medicines to how art changes us! The format is an hour of interviews from previous TED Talkers and snippets of their TED talks on what ever the subject is for the hour! In April I listened to ‘The Meaning of Work’ ‘Everything is Connected’ & ‘Comfort Zones’.  

Pink Parri Passion Project

Bad Witch Workout Challenge

Yay! I have completed my first Pink Parri Passion Project! For the first one I decided to start with a mini project, something short quick and easy to check off the project list (checking off lists makes me feel good ok)! With the mornings getting cooler my morning routine starts to get skipped more and more, which results in skipping my workouts, which results in a shift in my mood and motivation, so I decided my first mini project would be committing to getting my workout routine happening again!

A fun challenge that I have been wanting to do for a while now is Gala Darling’s Bad Witch Workout, so I signed up and used this as my motivation to get moving! The first day was putting my intention out there for all of Instagram to see! Easy peasy! The 2nd day I didn’t actually do anything as the email arrived around 2pm and I like to do my workouts in the morning, what I should of done is wake up and do one of my own workouts that morning… but I didn’t… I snoozed to the very last minute and rushed around getting ready for work like a headless chicken! (Poor chicken)!  So the next day was my real day 2, I put on the Bad Witch playlist on spotify (a nice little addition to the challenge!) Watched the video for a refresher on the moves and then got to it! There were three rounds and even though half way through I got a little distracted with my hula hoops and Humphrey (my golden retriever) I still finished and then even did a little boxing workout afterwards!  The next few days were simple and fun and the challenge in all was a success! If you want a little workout refocus you should head over to the @BadWitchWorkout for a little inspo!  

Crushing

Last weekend I attended the very first #thesoulechosocial event! There were drinks and cake and gorgeous souls! It was just lovely and I very highly recommend going to the next one! During the social I got to meet so many awesome babes and am crushing over all of their social accounts! If you want to crush over some gorgeous accounts check out these gorgeous girls (just to name a few) <3 

@whatkristacaptures capturing magic and colourful travel photos! @seedbyash making over beauty brands one by one! @jeanbag recycling jeans to make gorgeous homewares @gabriellarosie One gorgeous bad ass babe creating amazing and empowering art! @caitlynwithoutfear Art, honesty and living without fear & @theshineyapproach (possible name change… watch this space) 

 

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