Now I bet you weren’t expecting this, but sometimes I like to do childish things such as lick the bowl when I’m baking, watching Disney movies and building the occasional blanket fort. While I was in my little cocoon of warmness and comfort I had some time to myself to think about how life is going, catch up on some reading I should have done ages ago and Spend some time with my dog Bonnie.
I don’t know if you have ever built a blanket fort (though in hoping you have), but when you are under the protection of the blankets it’s like being in a whole other world. This made it the perfect sort of reading nook to start on a book that has been on my to read list for a very long time, The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. I’ve never been in the right state of mind to read this but while in the fort I was finally able to concentrate enough to delve into the world of hobbits, drawers, Wizards, orcs, and dragons. I don’t know why it helped but maybe the feeling of being under the blankets made me feel like I was a part of their world.
Sometimes I really do feel like a hobbit. I’m quite an introverted person who loves the. Comforts of home but I am a bit like Bilbo Baggins hesitant at the plans of an adventure, yet itching deep down to actually go on one. I like the idea of having a home to come back to after travelling, which probably singles out the whole “maybe I’ll just travel for the rest of my life” idea.
When I had a little break from reading my mind wandered off into the land of “what if” and got me thinking more about what I am wanting to achieve in the next couple of years. For instance, up until a couple of months ago I never intended on buying a car before I went travelling. However, now that it is getting into the colder months and bus routes have changed in the inner city, a car seems like very nice thing to have. Good thing I have had my first driving lesson and hopefully I can get my restricted license soon!
I also thought about how I am wanting to go study the Certificate of makeup design and production at D&A next year. It made me realise that I hadn’t written much to do with beauty on the blog lately, so you will definitely see a few more beauty posts regularly, when I get myself organised.
Coming up from below the fort and my time of thinking has given me a a new surge of inspiration and motivation to get on to doing some important things. I’ve realised that my motivation won’t always come in the same shape or form, but I am definitely liking the fort-style motivation.
What do you do take time out and to re-motivate yourself?
P.S The Hobbit really is a great book. Haven’t been able to put it down, except to sleep and work.